Paul Francis Sanchez 3rd., 75, passed away Friday, April 29, 2017, in the Concord Hospice House, Concord, N.H.
Paul was born Oct. 15, 1941, in Norwalk, the son Paul Francis Sanchez Jr. and Edna Fairchild Sanchez. Paul grew up in Darien and graduated from Darien High School in 1960.
After high school, he went into the United States Army and served as a Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. Upon leaving from the Army, he attended and graduated from Norwalk Community College and was an avid sky diver.
After college, Paul enjoyed a successful 25-year career as a technology salesman in the newspaper and printing industry. Following that, he started and ran a successful business, Corporate Apparel, retiring only this past year.
— an obituary from the Cremation Society of New Hampshire — Boscawen
Paul was predeceased in 2015 by Mary Ellen, his beloved wife of 40 years. He is survived by his son, Mark of New Hampshire; his sister, Pamela Penn of New York City; his brother, Peter, of Manchester, N.H.; and his five grandchildren.
Paul and Mary Ellen moved to New Hampshire in the late 1970s, after having lived in Colorado, Pennsylvania and New York.
Paul loved sking, sky diving, traveling, music, and dancing. Paul spoke several languages and played several musical instruments, most notably the trumpet. He loved to spend time with his five grandchildren making them laugh. To all who ever knew him, he was memorable for his boundless energy, his good humor, and his sly wit.
It is notable that he followed in his father’s footsteps, both as a musician and as a soldier. His father was a decorated World War II veteran and he died in 1957 while on peacetime active duty.
A “Celebration of Life” will be held from 4 to 6 p.m., Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Intervale Country Club in Manchester.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that you consider a donation to the American Cancer Society.