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John A. Garcia "Chicano John"

November 29, 1952 ~ December 6, 2017 (age 65)

The Piano Brothers
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Age 65, late of Slag Valley, IL passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017. Beloved husband of Deborah Garcia. Loving father of Nina Joy Garcia and John A. Garcia Jr. Caring grandfather of many. Cherished brother of Yolanda (Henry “Hank” and the late Richard Varela) Varela Kazmierczak, Christine M. (late Robert F.) Biron, Emilia Sandra “Sha” Garcia Richards and Michael R. (Joann) Garcia. Kind uncle of many nieces and nephews. Friend to many. Preceded in death by parents: Henry and Guadalupe Garcia and siblings: Henry (late Shirley) Garcia Jr. and Guillermo “Bill” (Evelyn M. Garcia-Kudro) Garcia. John proudly and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army. He was also a proud member of the Southeast Side Vietnam Veterans and donated to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. John was a self-taught musician and taught local youth how to play the guitar.  He loved gathering with family and friends to share his love of music, some of his favorites were: The Beatles, Chicago, Neal Young, Cat Stevens and The Rolling Stones. John was known for his amazing fried chicken, popcorn and hamburgers.


 Service Information

Visitation
Friday
December 8, 2017

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Griesel Funeral Home
10240 S Ewing Ave
Chicago, IL 60617

Funeral Service
Saturday
December 9, 2017

8:00 AM
Griesel Funeral Home
10240 S Ewing Ave
Chicago, IL 60617

Funeral Mass
Saturday
December 9, 2017

9:00 AM
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
3200 East 91st Street
Chicago, IL 60617

Interment
Saturday
December 9, 2017

St. Mary Cemetery
87th & Hamlin
Evergreen Park, IL 6805


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