Gonzalo A. “Gus” Sanchez, Sr., 70, of Safford, passed away October 10, 2015 as his home with his loving family at his side. He was born October 21, 1944 in Santa Teresa, Mexico to Abram & Felipa Ogas.
Gonzalo attended schools in Mexico where he graduated from High School. He met the love of his life, Dominga Mendez in Selma, California and they later married on April 27, 1968. The couple was blessed with nine children; Martin, Felipa, Teresa, Gonzales, Jr., Roberto, Maria Elena, Julian, Amalia and Blanca. Gonzalo was a carpenter by trade and loved to go hunting and fishing. He loved country music and spending time with his family. He especially loved being with his grandchildren.
Gonzalo is survived by his loving wife, Dominga, and children, Martin (Angeline), Teresa, Gonzalo, Jr., Roberto, Maria Elena (David), Julian, Amalia (Michael) and Blanca (Matt), siblings; Senovia (Mike) Mendez, Felicitas (Cruz) Mendez, Jose Abram Ogas, Pedro Ogas, Carlos Ogas, Margret and Dolores, and 18 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; Abram and Felipa Ogas, daughter Felipa Sanchez, and brother Martin Ogas.
A viewing will be held at 6:00 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church with the Rosary being led at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 15, 2015. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, October 16, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church with Father Robert Rodriguez as Celebrant. Interment will be in the Safford Cemetery at a later date.
Services are under the direction of McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel and Crematory. Onine condolences may be extended at www.caldwellfuneralchapel.com.