Paul 'Polo' Sanchez

1936-2008

Thursday, January 24, 2008

GALESBURG - Paul "Polo" Sanchez, 71, 764 Abingdon St., died at 7:34 p.m. Jan. 22, 2008, at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria.

Polo was born July 4, 1936, in Ciudad, Acuna, Mexico, the son of Francisco and Sara Moreno Casres. He was raised by his Aunt Vincenta Sanchez of Del Rio, Texas. He is survived by his life partner with whom he made his home, Teresa Rodriguez; three sons, Javier (Stacy) Rodriguez of Galesburg and Jose M. and Rodolfo (Anna) Sanchez, both of Mexico; five daughters, Sara (Jose Luis) Rodriguez of Mexico, Juanita Sanchez of Del Rio, Texas, and Yolanda, Rosario and Guadalupe Sanchez, all of Mexico; a brother, Benjamin Sanchez of Mexico; a sister, Amelia Moreno of Mexico; his grandchildren, Alex Rodriguez, Jordyn and Bryce DeJaynes, all of Galesburg, and several more residing in Mexico. Also surviving are several cousins, including Martin (Barbara) Sanchez, Charlie (Maggie) Perez and Henry Perez, all of Galesburg. He was preceded in death by a son, Victor Hugo Sanchez, and a daughter, Aurora Sanchez.

He had worked at Gates Rubber Co., Galesburg Malleable and Iowa Malleable. He was a member of the United Steel Workers and Corpus Christi Church. Polo loved to fish and was an avid Cubs fan.

Funeral Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Corpus Christi Church, with the Rev. Joseph Presley officiating. Visitation will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Watson Funeral Home, with the rosary prayed at 7:30 p.m. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Galesburg.

Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.wat sonfh.net.

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