Miguel Sanchez

August 1929
September 2023


Don Miguel Sánchez, born in Cuba, passed away in Denver, Colorado. He was a man of many talents and adventures. Served in Cuba as a Merchant Marine and then enlisted in the US Army as a paratrooper and infantryman. Served in the Korean War and worked as an interpreter for the Commander of the Colombian Batallion. Received a Purple Heart. He was awarded the Atomic Veterans Commemorative Service Medal and Atomic Veterans Service Certificate. He was the founder and owner of Professional Driving School, started in 1967, which was the oldest driving school that catered to the foreign-born with an emphasis on Hispanic students. He was the catalyst for the DMV’s introduction of Spanish-written driving tests in Colorado. Married to Nelida Sanchez for over 70 years and father to 7 children, 15 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He was a tremendous presence and one of a kind.

Friends & Family

Nélida Sanchez, Karen Sanchez, Denise Sanchez, Ingrid Sanchez, Vilma Sanchez, Edward Sanchez, Kathleen Maaliki, Antonio de Miguel Sanchez

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