Joel Sanchez

Burial Date:

December 30, 2017

Birth & Death Date:

January 8, 1960 - December 24, 2017

Funeral Home:

Dovin Funeral Home (Directions)


St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish (Directions)

Joel Sanchez, age 57, of Lorain, passed away on Sunday, December 24, 2017, at his residence, while under New Life Hospice of Lorain, following a brief illness.
Born on January 8, 1960, he had been a lifelong resident of Lorain. Joel graduated from Admiral King in 1979.
He was employed as a fleet mechanic for the Morning Journal for 32 years.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Chapel in Lorain.
Joel enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, and working on cars and houses. 
He is survived by his wife, Daisy (nee Martinez); sons, Joey (Mandy) Sanchez, Juan Martinez, Jose Cortez, Noel Martinez, all of Lorain, Louise (Vladimir) Gluzman, of Miami, Fla., and Marisol (Montez) Crimes of Louisville, Ky.; brothers, Arvin Sanchez and Reynaldo Sanchez, both of Lorain; sister, Frances Velez of Lorain; grandchildren, Mariah, Jasmelyn, Arielle, Caleb, Noel Jr., Connor, Dominic, Scarlett, Elliot, Julian, Penelope, Eisaiah, Erinn and Eliyah. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Simplicio and Maria (nee Roman) Sanchez; and one uncle.
The family will receive friends on Friday, December 29, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Dovin Funeral and Cremation Specialists, 2701 Elyria Avenue, Lorain, where prayer services will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. followed by 11:00 a.m. mass at St. Frances Cabrini Parish, 2143 Homewood Drive, Lorain. Rev. Fr. John C. Retar will officiate. Burial will follow in Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Twp. A GoFundMe has been established for the family. Donations can be made at
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