**UPDATE: We have reached our goal. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to those who donated. Please do not donate additional funds, as we have enough to cover the services and with excess to make a contribution to a veteran in Richard's name.**
Richard's Memorial Services will be held as follows:
The viewing will take place on his birthday, April 17th, from 6:00pm - 11:00pm. The funeral will take place on Thursday, April 18th, at 10:30am.
The location for both services is: Vista Memorial Gardens 14200 NW 57th Ave, Miami Lakes, FL 33014
In Loving Memory of Richard A. Sanchez: On April 13th, we lost a beautiful son, brother, uncle and friend. Richard Alexander Sanchez passed away peacefully in his sleep. He left this world much too soon and will be deeply missed by his friends and family. He would have turned 35 on April 17th. He is survived by his parents, Odalys and Rolando, and his siblings, Alex and Roly.
"Richie" will be remembered for his sharp wit, sarcastic humor, impressions of others, clumsy ways, and his gigantic heart. He touched so many lives and brought happiness and a smile to everyone he came into contact with. He always lightened the darkest times with his incredible humor.
Richard served in the Air Force from ages 17-21, then went on to receive his Computer Science degree from Florida State University. Through his service in the Air Force, he met 5 amazing men that turned into family. They call themselves the Horsemen, and have been family for 15 years. He was an uncle to their children, an uncle to his sister's daughter, Nora, and his brother's step-son, Jacob.
We are creating this page as many of his friends have asked for a way to help contribute. Any donations will go directly towards his memorial and burial expenses. Funeral arrangements will be added to this page within 24 hours from this post.
Any donations that exceed the cost of the services will be donated to a local veteran in need, in honor of Richard.