Pedro G. Sanchez, affectionately known as Pete, passed away in Natalia, Texas on the early morning of October 23, 2023. Surrounded by his loved ones, his passing was peaceful, a testament to the profound love and care he drew from all those who loved him. Born on April 29, 1947, in Natalia, Pete touched countless lives throughout his life.
Pete attended Natalia High School and graduated with the Class of 1968. He embarked on a career in the grocery and hardware business in Natalia, Lytle, Devine, and Somerset, Texas. For numerous years, Pete dedicated himself to serving his community through these ventures. In 2013, after 10 years of service, Pete transitioned into retirement from Palo Alto Community College with gratitude and fond memories of the friendships forged throughout his career.
While Pete had many accomplishments to be proud of, it was often said that his true joy found its roots outside of the workplace. As a devoted family man and friend to all who knew him, Pete found solace and contentment in simple pleasures. He enjoyed barbequing and took great delight sharing it with his loved ones. Pete also enjoyed managing softball teams and you could find him at Castillo’s Ice House. Pete enjoyed hanging out after church with his friends.
Pete’s warm heart and humble nature endeared him to many. Whether it was an old friend or a stranger in need, he always extended a helping hand and offered support without hesitation. It was this admirable trait that made Pete an extraordinary individual and a beloved member of his community.
His involvement in the Knights of Columbus and Men’s Club at St. John Bosco Church showcased Pete’s commitment to nurturing his faith and serving those around him.
In his lifetime, Pete was blessed with a loving family who will forever cherish the precious moments shared together. He leaves behind his wife Guadalupe Sanchez, who stood by his side offering unwavering love and support. His children Carmen Loza (Jesse Loza), Roberto Hernandez (Nora Hernandez), Connie Guajardo (Carlos Guajardo), Sonia Hernandez (Greg Hernandez), and PJ Sanchez (Amanda Sanchez), and brother Robert Sanchez hold dear memories of their father that will be treasured for generations to come. Among those who mourn Pete’s loss are also his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Pete is preceded in death by his mother Angelita Sanchez, father Manuel Sanchez, brother Juvencio Sanchez, brother Juan Sanchez, brother Juaquin Sanchez, sister Estella Sanchez, daughter Cindy Ortiz and grandson Derek Hernandez.
Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects during the visitation at St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Natalia on October 26th, 2023 from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm. A Mass will be held at St. John Bosco Catholic Church on October 27th, 2023, starting at 10:00 am. Following the Mass, Pete will be laid to rest at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Devine at 11:00 am.