Celebrating the life of Lt. Col. (Ret.) Arturo Sanchez-Lopez
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Born July 15, 1930 in Luquillo, Puerto Rico, he was the son of the late Antero & Pura (Lopez) Sanchez. Arturo is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Ursula (Keim) Sanchez.
Arturo was a 20 veteran of the U. S. Army serving from 1951-1971 during the Korean and Vietnam Wars, he retired as a Lt. Col., from 1971 until his retirement in 1992 he served in various capacities for the U. S. Inspector General’s Office. He was a member of the Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church in Gettysburg for 40 years.
In addition to his wife he is survived by three children; Jessica Sanchez of Trenton, NJ, Margarita Lowery and husband Cameron of Strinestown, PA and Arturo Sanchez of Fairfield, PA, 6 grandchildren; Samantha Vitella, Airman Madison Lowery, Dillon Lowery, Monica McDannell, Miranda Sanchez and Xander Sanchez, his brother, Anibal Sanchez-Lopez and wife Barbara of Tucson, AZ, his sister, Olga Sanchez de Navarro and husband Luis Antonio of San Juan, PR, 2 nephews; Victor Sanchez and wife Ada and Peter Sanchez and wife Glenda, 3 nieces; Barbara Miranda, Diana Cardona and husband Carlos and Edna Navarro.
A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at the Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church, 1865 Knoxlyn Road, Gettysburg, PA with Rev. Troy Morgan, officiating. A private burial will be held in the Lower Marsh Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service at a reception in the church’s social room. The Monahan Funeral Home in Fairfield, PA is assisting the family with the funeral arrangements, online tributes and condolences can be made at monahanfuneralhome.com.
1865 Knoxlyn Rd.
Gettysburg, PA 17325