PHOENIX: (602) 906-9600 | PEORIA: (623) 486-1955

Date of Birth: June 12, 1955

Date of Death: June 25, 2020

Ernest Salvador Sanchez (Ernie), 65, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2020. Ernie was born in Pueblo, CO on June 12, 1955, and then moved to Phoenix, AZ in 1969. Ernie attended Phoenix Union High School and Phoenix College, served his country in the U.S. Army, and worked for the U.S. Postal Service and then retired in 2013. Ernie enjoyed hanging with family and friends, skiing, fishing, playing softball and playing April Fool’s Day pranks and was a Washington Redskins, Arizona Diamond Backs and ASU football fan. Ernie is survived by his wife Yolanda V. Sanchez, his sons Ernie Jr. (Roxann), Armando, Gabriel (Vianca), Emilio (Irene) and his daughter Ariana, 6 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, his siblings, Shirley, Rosann, Darlene, M. David, and Jeannie and his dog Mia. Ernie is preceded in death by his parents, Moises and Lucy, brother Adam and sister Tillie. The family would like to thank extended family and friends for your thoughts and prayers during this time of loss.

Service Information

Private viewing services will be held at Best Funeral Services, 501 East Dunlap, Phoenix, AZ and a private burial will be held at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 North Cave Creek, Phoenix, AZ on Friday, July 10, 2020.