Oswaldo J. Sanchez Saavedra, 76, passed away Monday, April 5, 2021, at UnityPoint Health – Trinity Rock Island.
A private mass will be held at St. Mary’s Church, Moline.
Oswaldo was born August 12, 1944, in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He married Maria Olga Antu on December 25, 1967 and later married Rosa M. Gandra on April 15, 1995.
Oswaldo retired from Navistar International as a line-worker and welder in 2002. He began the 1st Spanish Language Radio Station in the Quad Cities on KALA Radio where he played DJ, was a member of the UAW, a music historian, worked as a drug and alcohol counselor. Oswaldo was a voracious reader and gained a “Press Pass”, allowing him to interview Barak Obama, Bill Clinton and George Bush. He will be missed by his loving family
Survivors include his children: Oswaldo J. Sanchez, Jr., Corina Guadalupe Sanchez Garza, Guadalupe J. Sanchez and Julissa E. Sanchez Ponce; step-children, Sonia Cortez, Richard Nũnez and Cesar Nũnez, 19 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
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