88, passed away April 22, 2016 at Del Webb Hospital in Sun City West, AZ surrounded by many who loved him. He was born August 10, 1927 in Devine, Texas and made his home in Arizona for the past 64 years. Roque is survived by his wife Helen of 60 years; daughter, Paula; brother, Robert (Mary) Sanchez and sister, Rosie Jernigan. He is preceded in death by his parents Genaro “Henry” and Paulita Rodriguez Sanchez, sisters Romelia Sanchez, Rebecca Sanchez and “brother” Santos Rodriguez. Roque was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union. He was a machine operator and cut steel frames and doors and retired in 1990. He enjoyed creating leather belts, wallets and checkbook covers. He was a self-taught repair person who could fix anything from cars to electronics. He also did painting and carpentry work. He was always willing to help family with household repairs. Roque loved baseball and was an avid Diamondback fan. He loved to go to spring training games with his daughter. He loved to go gambling in Laughlin and Las Vegas. He enjoyed their trips to the Grand Canyon. His lifestyle kept him active until he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease several years ago. A Graveside Service will be at 11:30 AM, Saturday, April 30, 2016 at St. Francis Cemetery, gate 1, Mausoleum. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.
joann sanchez krug
Helen & Paula, Prayers, hugs and our deepest sympathy. We have great family memories that will keep him in our hearts forever. God Bless you
Helen and Paula, I was so sad to hear the news about Roque. It was my sincere pleasure to meet the three of you, and hopefully bring a little sunshine to some of his last days. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
I am so sorry for you loss. We had a “bond” because of our parents and I know how much you loved him. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
TERRY A. GONZALES
So sorry to hear of your Father’s passing. My prayers are for you and your Mother at this difficult time. We’ve had many conversations about taking care of our parents, both of yours, and my Mother. Hold on to each other for strength. Find peace in knowing your Father is in a much better place.
So sorry for the loss of your Father.
My prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time
Bonnie De Leon
I am so sorry to hear this news.
Sending my love and prayers and a big old red-neck hug.