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Raul Sanchez

March 13, 1961 ~ January 8, 2021 (age 59)

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On Friday January 8, 2020, Raul Sanchez, loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many, passed away after 59 fulfilling years.

He was the youngest of six children, born March 13, 1961 to Miguel and Elevinia Sanchez in Bluffton, Ohio.
Raul made a career at General Motors where he worked as a Millwright for 26 years. His sincerest passions involved the love for his country, the Defiance community, friends, photos and writing, but more importantly, his dynamic of family all surrounded by the delicacy of his food. He knew no stranger, and over these last few days it has been more apparent the immense impact he's had on every life he's graced.

Raul is preceded in death by his father Miguel, and his mother Elevinia. Sister Cecilia Castillo, and brother-in-law Hilario Castillo. He is survived by his wife Julie Sanchez, children Andrew, Gabriella and Christiana Sanchez, Feliciana Sedano, Yonnalys Chagoyan, and Yesenia Garcia. Grandchildren Ivyana and Mauricio, Jryvic, Xyroc, and Mariana, and his best little buddy, Lennox. He's also survived by his siblings Miguel Sanchez, Dolores Gamiere, Robert Sanchez, and Theresa Ordaz.

A viewing will be held at Schaffer Funeral Home on Wednesday January 13th from 2-8 pm. The funeral service will be held at St Mary's Catholic Church on Thursday, January 14th, beginning at 11 am. Condolences and messages may be sent to

Donations can be made to Fort Defiance Humane Society, or the Alzheimer's Association. The family asks to kindly respect the covid19 protocols, social distancing guidelines, and a mask is required during these times.

To send flowers to Raul's family, please visit our floral store.


January 13, 2021

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Schaffer Funeral Home
529 Jefferson Ave
Defiance, Ohio 43512

Mass of Christian Burial
January 14, 2021

11:00 AM
St Mary s Catholic Church

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