Richard, age 70, passed away on November 25, 2020. He was a resident of Colorado Springs for 57 years. He was an engineering technician for Digital and HP.
Richard was born May 7, 1950 to Anthony Sanchez and Adeline (Lovato) Sanchez in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Richard was fond of the outdoor life. He enjoyed camping, fishing and the great outdoors. He also enjoyed sports, namely football. He was an avid fan of the Air Force Falcons and Denver Broncos. He was a member of St. Dominic’s Catholic Church where he helped facilitate the Hearts on Fire Prayer Group. He had a heart for children and helping those less fortunate.
He attended Widefield High School and graduated in 1968. He also attended Colorado State University. He served in the United States Air Force for four years from 1968-1972.
He is survived by siblings; Barbara (Chuck) Matzker, Christopher (Diana) Sanchez and Teresa Sanchez; his nieces and nephews David (Jennifer) Lehrman, Jeff (Jessica) Sanchez-Lehrman, Jeremy Lehrman, Charles (Kandace) Matzker, Barbara (Chris) Frye, Max (Lorena) Lucero, Gina (Mike) Herrmann. Isaac (Crystal) Lucero and 20 great nephews and nieces.
A viewing will be held Wednesday, December 9, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial immediately following at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church, 5354 S. Hwy 85/87, Security, Colorado 80911. Burial will be private at Pikes Peak National Cemetery.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions rosary and reception will not be held.
Memorials in the name of Rick Sanchez may be made to Capitol Campaign Fund for Carmody Hall, https://www.osvonlinegiving.com/1683/Home/. (Select: Quick give, on right, select: Gift Information, select: Carmody Hall, Add Special Intention in box)