Obituary: Zachary ‘Zach’ Sanchez – July 11, 2021

Zachary “Zach” Sanchez, 37, a resident of Los Alamos/Santa Fe, passed away on Sunday, July 11, 2021.

Zachary is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Francis Katko, paternal grandfather, Dennis Sanchez; father, Andy Sanchez; mother, Mary Katko Sanchez and aunt, Isabel Sanchez.

Zach loved spending time outdoors. He enjoyed hiking and taking scenic drives in his jeep. He loved sports, spent his time playing golf or watching his favorite football team, the Philadelphia Eagles. He was a very lovable and friendly person always willing to lend a helping hand. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his paternal grandmother, Carolina Sanchez, maternal grandmother, Wilma Grace Katko; siblings, Mitzi Cohn (Errol), Anthony Sanchez (Isabella DeHerrera), Andrea Sanchez; nephew, Jameson Cohn; nieces, Kimberly Cohn, Raelyn Cohn, Jannia Cohn, Pepper Sanchez and Penlee Sanchez; Godparents, Marvin Katko (Kim) and Doreen McTeigue-Garcia (Paul); uncles and aunts, Bobby Sanchez, Lou Ann Gonzales (Albert), Mike Katko (Debbie), Mark Katko (Martha), Matthew Katko (Carrie), Max Katko and Maurice Katko (Barb) and numerous cousins, relatives and friends whom he loved dearly.

A rosary will be recited on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Los Alamos with a memorial mass to be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Guaje Pines Cemetery at 12:00 p.m. Serving the family as pallbearers are Anthony Sanchez, Marty Gonzales, Marvin Katko, Bobby Sanchez, and Mike Katko. Honorary pallbearers are, Dwayne Sanchez, Matthew Katko, Daniel Kerr, Mel Cordova, Jesse Katko, Rico Chavez and Donny Gallegos. The family of Zachary “Zach” Sanchez has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley. 505-747-7477