Jesus Sanchez, age 45 of East Boston, a customer service representative for United Airlines, was killed in the crash of United Airlines Flight 175 on September 11, 2001 in New York.
Mr. Sanchez was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., before he relocated to Fitchburg. Known as JR to family, friends and co-workers, he worked at Continental Airlines for 10 years before joining United in 1998.
He was a member of Trinity Church in Lexington and did volunteer work. His hobbies included baking and decorating cakes for weddings and other special family occasions. He documented his travel to exotic places and the time he spent with family and friends in an extensive collection of photographs. He was headed for another excursion with co-workers when the United flight was hijacked.
He leaves his father, Jesus Sanchez Rosado of Puerto Rico; a son, Marc, of East Boston; a daughter, Felicita, of Maryland; five brothers, Julio Sanabria, Daniel Sanabria, Jesus Francisco, Jesus Manuel, and Miguel Angel; five sisters, Rosa Rosado, Mirta Sanabria, Amparo Lagares, Lourdes, and Maria Sanchez; and a granddaughter.
A memorial Mass will be said September 22, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Leo's Church in Leominster. A burial of remembrance will be held in Evergreen Cemetery.
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