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Celebrating the life of

Rafael Sainz-Fernandez

Passed away on October 20, 2022

Rafael Sainz-Fernandez

Rafael Virgilio Sainz-Fernandez, 79, passed away Thursday, October 20, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born October 24, 1942 in Puerto Rico, and was retired from the U.S. Army where he was a Special Agent of the Army Intelligence.  He was a member of St. James Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mariela Ruth Sainz, three children, Ada Sainz (Joseph), Carlos Sainz, and Rafael Sainz (Vicky), three step-children, Mariela Atencio-Gamboa (Rolando), Aristela Atencio, and Luis Atencio (Catherine), 15 grandchildren, and one brother, Tony Sainz.

Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at Fox & Weeks, Hodgson Chapel. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at St. James Catholic Church.

Burial will be 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Glennville, GA.

 

 

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Paco, te vamos a extrañar un montón, te queremos!!!

- Anabel Bula, Panama, Panama

So sorry for your loss. POP I know you are at peace now, no more pain. I will always remember your smile. Love always

- Sherry Williams , Old Town, FL

Brother, remembering all the good times we shared. You will be missed by both of us.

- Jose and Nancy Parrilla, KNOXVILLE, TN

Siempre te voy a recordar, socio.

- Miguel Angel Echevers, Chitré, Panamá, Herrera

Hasta luego Paco, descansa en paz.

- Augusto Bula, Panama, Ciudad de Panama

Buenos días, Hola Paco!, Aunque estés lejos de nosotros, te reservamos un espacio en nuestros corazones, fuistes y serás muy importantes en nuestras vidas, te doy las gracias por todas las alegrías que nos compartiste, por tus grandes historias, por estar ahí para muchos, sabes Paco?, Te conocí algo tarde pero te me fuiste muy temprano... , Paz a tu alma y sé que dónde estés, estás alegrando el día.

- Ivan Torres, Panamá , Panamá

Paco siempre seguirá presente en nuestros pensamientos

- Franz Mendez, Panama, Panama

En nuestros corazones siempre habrá una oración por Paco, quien estuvo presente y atento con su familia y amigos en todo momento. Te vamos a extrañar durante esta corta separación. Dios te bendiga y reciba en su reino.

- Mendez Marin, Panama, Panama

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200