Ildefonso Sanchez, 71, of Tampa, Florida passed away July 16, 2019. He is survived by his loving wife of over 49 years, Maria; 1 son, Ildefonso Figueroa; daughters, Luz (Manuel) Torres, Eyoany (Angel) Rosas, Maritsa Sanchez, Mariceli (Javier) Ortiz and Lynn (Mike) Ortiz. Also surviving are several brothers and sisters; 51 nieces and nephews; and his grandchildren, Kiana, Lyana, Nathaniel, Nayeli, Abimanuel, Manuel, Jose, Angel, Manuel, Pedro, Angel Jose, Ricardo, Christian Alexander, Julia, Jailene, Janelle, Zyarie, Nyasia and Saharii; and 28 great-grandchildren. He was born in Puerto Rico and moved to Florida in 2006 from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Ildefonso was a member of Casa de El Alfarero, enjoyed music, composing music, antique cars, singing and especially spending time with his grandchildren and family. The family will receive friends on Monday, July 22, 2019 from 11:00 am-12:00 pm at Loyless Funeral Home 5310 Land O'Lakes Blvd. Land O' Lakes, Florida 34639. A Funeral Service will follow the visitation at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude's Childrens' Hospital or to the "Smiles" Association. The family has entrusted care and services to Loyless Funeral Home.
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