Mr. Sanchez, a Tracy native, was born Feb. 1, 1967. He graduated from Tracy High School and served four years in the Army, including service in Desert Storm.
Survivors include his fiancée, Alicia Rodriguez of Stockton; a daughter, Vanessa Sanchez of Union City; two sons, John Sanchez of Union City and George Peraza of Stockton; parents Esther Rodriguez and Eleanor Gomez; two siblings, Gabe Gomez of Stockton and Sheila Marquez of Oakdale; and three grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were parents John Rodriguez and Al Gomez.
Wednesday’s Mass will begin at 10 a.m. at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 163 W. Eaton Ave., followed by burial in Tracy Cemetery. A reception will follow at the home of Eleanor Gomez, 27744 S. Fairoaks Road. Visitation will be observed from 1 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 S. Central Ave., with a rosary at 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers contributions to the VA Palo Alto Health Care System; call 650-858-3903 or visit www.paloalto.va.gov/giving.
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