Monday, October 12, 2009

Armory Plaza Engineer Dies

Sanchez, Louis

October 12, 2009

Orangeburg, NY

Louis Sanchez, PE, of Orangeburg, NY passed away peacefully at home on October 12, 2009, with his family by his side. He was born in New York City on October 31, 1939. He is pre-deceased by his parents and two sisters, Norma and Dora. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Barbara, and children and grandchildren, who he loved dearly: son Louis and wife Julie of Wallkill, NY, son Lance and wife Jackie of Hoboken, NJ, daughter Lisa and husband John of Yonkers, NY, five grandchildren - Jaime, L.J., Isabella, Ewan, and Lucas, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He graduated from Manhattan College in 1964 with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering Degree, majoring in Structure and Mechanics. He completed graduate studies at City University of NY 1964-1966, majoring in Structures. He got his Professional Engineering License in 1970 and had his own firm, Sanchez Associates PC in Great Neck, NY, for over 25 years. He was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineering for Practical Seismic Design of Structure, a member of the American Concrete Institute, and a member of the Rockland County Chapter of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers. He received an Engineer of the Year Award '94-95'. He was licensed as a Professional Engineer in the states of New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Colorado. He was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, and uncle, who will be deeply missed.

A Memorial Funeral Mass was held Friday, 11am, at St. Catharine's Church, 523 Western Highway, Blauvelt, NY. Visiting hours were on Thursday at the Moritz Funeral Home in Tappan. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to United Hospice of Rockland (845-634-4974) or the Alzheimer's Association (800-272-3900).

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