Obituary of Felipe "Alex" Sanchez
Felipe Alejandro “Alex” Sanchez, 42, was born October 23, 1980, in Mexico and passed away Monday, June 5, 2023, in Pearland, Texas. Alex grew up in Houston and graduated from South Houston High School, where he was a varsity cross country athlete. Throughout his Highschool career he was a member of the Navy ROTC which set the tone for his military career and his love of Sports.
He attended the University of Houston where he earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and graduated with a master’s degree in education from the University of St. Thomas. He began his career in education in 2004 as a fifth-grade teacher at Garfield Elementary School. He continued his career with several roles in the Pasadena Independent School District. During this time his career flourished through several roles in education from being a beloved teacher, coach, and an administrator for Crosby ISD.
In June 2010 he joined the Air Force and graduated as Security Forces in August 2011. He achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant before deciding to commission in December 2020. He completed the Security Forces Officer course in April 2022 and achieved the rank of 1st Lieutenant in December 2022.
Alex married Toni Sanchez on June 9, 2007. Together they had four children, Isai, Alexia, Alexandra, and Arianna. He loved spending time with his children, teaching them to work on cars, how to grill, and taking great joy in watching them excel in sports and their academic careers. In his spare time, he enjoyed traveling with Toni, being outdoors, hunting, fishing, and building model airplanes and trains. Most of all, Alex loved the company of friends and family through social gatherings that seemed to happen every week at his home. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his parents Eduardo and Maria Liceaga; loving wife, of 16 years, Antonia Sanchez; son Isai Sanchez; daughters Alexia Sanchez, Alexandra Sanchez, Arianna Sanchez; brothers David Sanchez and wife, Megan, Eduardo Liceaga and wife, Allison, Giovanni Liceaga and wife, Stefanie. He is also survived by his biological father, Felipe Sanchez, and grandmother Beatriz Bocanegra, who both reside in Mexico.
Services for Alex will be held on Tuesday, June 13, 2023, at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 West Broadway, Pearland, Texas. The family will receive visitors from 10:00 – 11:00 am. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at the Houston National Cemetery, in Houston, Texas, gate time is 1:15 pm.
In Loving Memory
1980 - 2023
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