Juan A. Herrera, late of South Chicago, but ultimately resided in Hegewisch upon his passing, will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. His legacy lives on through his surviving family and friends, including his loving siblings: Maria E. Herrera, Norma (Paul) Rodriguez and Javier (Amanda) Herrera. Juan was a dear father to Pascal James "PJ" (Christina) Waller, Juan Miguel Herrera, Sonia Marie Herrera and Reina Gabriela Herrera. He was also a caring grandfather to Pascal and Vincenzo. Juan held a special place in the hearts of his nieces and nephews: Jennifer, Micaela, Paul Jr., Anthony, Victoria, Joshua, Rebecca and the late Erik who remember him as a kind and nurturing uncle.
Juan had curiosity for life and pursued many interests throughout his journey. Sports held a special place in his heart. In addition to sports, Juan possessed an innate talent for fixing things. He was a handyman extraordinaire, possessing an uncanny ability to solve any problem that came his way. Perhaps one of Juan's greatest gifts was his laughter. His infectious sense of humor could brighten even the darkest days. With anecdotes and jokes at the ready, he would effortlessly lighten any atmosphere with his quick wit and genuine laughter.
Juan's career as an Engineer Operator of Local 150 with the City of Chicago spanned many years, during which he demonstrated unwavering dedication and expertise in his field. His commitment to his work was evident in his professionalism and the countless lives he touched through his contributions. Juan's legacy will continue to live on in the infrastructure he helped build and maintain throughout the city.
The void left by Juan's passing will be felt deeply by everyone who knew him. We find solace in knowing that he has been reunited with his parents, Juan Gomez Herrera and Maria Esperanza Salinas Herrera, along with his nephew Erik J. Herrera, who preceded him in death.
Although our hearts ache with grief, let us also celebrate the beautiful life that Juan lived. He left a mark on this earth and made a big impact on those who knew him. His dedication, compassion, and unwavering love for his family will remain etched in our hearts forever.
Memorial Mass Only: MEETING DIRECTLY AT: 12:00 P.M., Monday, January 22, 2024 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church