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Jose Antonio Sanchez

September 26, 1941 ~ February 22, 2020 (age 78)


Jose Antonio Sanchez

Newark - Jose A. Sanchez, 78, passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at Clifton Spring Hospital.

Family will greet friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday (Feb 28) at Norman L. Waterman Funeral Home, Inc., 124 W. Miller St, Newark. A graveside service will be Saturday at 11 am in East Newark Cemetery.

In memory of Jose, in lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the American Cancer Society, 1120 S. Goodman Street Rochester, NY 14620.

Jose was born the son of the late Rafael and Joaquina (Sanchez) Cruz on Friday, September 26, 1941, in Puerto Rico. He moved to Newark when he was sixteen. Jose would become a icon in his community and was the person you called when you needed a place to stay or a ride. Jose loved to cook and dance and would greet everyone with a hug and kiss.

Jose will be remembered by his loving wife, Petra Pinero; daughters Shaila (Jondiss) Bartley, Meybel Avilino, Aimee Cruz and Rosalinda Cruz; son, David Maldonado; grandchildren Angelica, Kamryn, David Jr., Natasha, Jaynerisse, Effen, Luis and Nilda; many great-grandchildren; sister, Juanita Vega; brother, Rafael Cruz; several other extended family and friends in Puerto Rico.

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February 28, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Norman L Waterman Funeral Home
124 West Miller Street
Newark, NY 14513

February 29, 2020

11:00 AM
East Newark Cemetery
Vienna Street
Newark, NY 14513


American Cancer Society
1120 S Goodman Sreet, Rochester NY 14620

In Memory of Jose.

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