Obituaries » Abel Sanchez
April 27, 1955 - April 20, 2017
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 12:00 PM. A time of visitation will take place at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Age 61, passed away at home on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Abel was born in Kalamazoo on April 27, 1955; the son of the late Tomas and Asusana (Ramirez) Sanchez. He is survived by his sons, Abel “Carlos”, Jr., Santos “Xavian”, Dakotah “Spank” and Daestinne “Bit” Sanchez; grandchildren, Daquavian, Aaliyah, Anastasia and Arienna Sanchez; siblings, Enrique “Kiki” Sanchez, Myjou Sanchez, Nancy Liggins, twin-sister, Gloria (Bob) Foley, Joseph (Monica) Sanchez and Michael “Mark” Sanchez; special family friend, Michelle (Odie) Dancer; sisters in-law, Connie and Solvega Sanchez; step-sisters, Mary Lou and Diana; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. Abel was the designated family comedian. He was mechanically inclined and enjoyed working on cars. He was well-liked by all and was affectionately known as “Uncle Abel” by many.