November 15, 1924 - June 14, 2021
Leopoldo “Leo” Sanchez, Jr. – devoted husband, father, “papa” and great-grandfather – passed away on Monday, June 14, 2021, at Orlando Lutheran Towers in Orlando, Florida, at the age of 96. He was born Leopoldo Sanchez Badillo on November 15, 1924, in Moca, Puerto Rico, to Isidora “Lola” Badillo and Leopoldo Sanchez. On August 5, 1948, in Dominguito, Arecibo, Puerto Rico, he married Aida Maria Lucena Gonzalez, and together they soon welcomed two beautiful daughters. The family would ultimately relocate from Puerto Rico to Brooklyn, New York, where he took up factory work for Momentum Technologies, Inc., manufacturing typewriter ribbons until his retirement. He was a deeply private man -- although quick to share his thoughts, often unprompted, on his beloved New York Yankees -- with an unyielding faith in God and unrelenting pride in his family. He is predeceased by his wife Aida and sister Ana Sanchez. He is survived by his sister Rosa Santiago and brothers Jose “Pepe” Santiago, Luis Santiago, Porfirio “Papo” Santiago and Ivan Santiago; his daughters Maria Maldonado and husband Gilbert, and Angie Maldonado and husband Pedro; his grandchildren Adam Maldonado, Marisol Thomas and husband Robert, and Jeffrey Maldonado and wife Melissa; and his great-grandchild Gavin Maldonado. The family will receive a small number of loved ones at a Remembrance Service to be held on Friday, June 25, from 2-3 p.m. at Osceola Memorial Gardens, 1717 Old Boggy Creek Road, Kissimmee, Florida 34744. An interment ceremony will follow immediately after. Arrangements for flowers or other memorial gifts may be made online at osceolamemgds.com. The family wishes to extend its heartfelt thanks to the staff at Buenaventura Assisted Living Facility in Kissimmee, Florida, who patiently and lovingly cared for him over the past seven years, and VITAS Suites at Orlando Lutheran Towers, who provided him comfort and dignity in his final days.
Leopoldo “Leo” Sanchez, Jr. – devoted husband, father, “papa” and great-grandfather – passed away on Monday, June 14, 2021, at Orlando Lutheran Towers in Orlando, Florida, at the age of 96. He was born... View Obituary & Service Information
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