John Montano

September 9, 1957 - September 1, 2022
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John Montano
Sergeant First Class John Montaño was born on September 9, 1957, and was reunited with his parents on Thursday, September 1, 2022. John was a father, son, grandfather, brother, friend, and a proud veteran of the United States Army. He retired from the Army in 1995 after 20 years of service. He served in Operation Desert Storm in 1991, and his final duty with the military was serving with the 35th Signal Brigade, 82nd Airborne, in North Carolina.
John loved binge-watching scary shows and movies, riding his motorcycle, eating chilaquiles and all other Mexican food, and he loved his three boys tremendously. John was quick to laughter and lived a very humble, quiet life after his time in the military. He kept in touch with several of his military friends. It is with tremendous sadness that we send him off onto the next part of his journey. John is preceded in death by his parents Antonia and John. He is survived by his sons, John, Ryan, and Jesse. His grandchildren Nicholas, Neveah, Alexis, Isaac, and Azaleah. His sisters María (Tom) Montaño-Avilez, Monica (Hector) Acedo, and Terry Montaño.
Funeral mass will be held at the Marana Mortuary, 12146 W Barnett Rd, Marana, AZ 85653 on Friday, September 23, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. followed by graveside services with military honors by Fort Huachuca Honor Guard at Arizona Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, 15950 North Luckett Rd, Marana, AZ 85653.

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Service Information

Date: Friday, September 23, 2022

Time: 8:30 am

Marana Mortuary Cemetery


12146 W. Barnett Rd
Marana, Arizona 85653

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, September 23, 2022

Time: 10:00 am

Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery Marana


15950 N. Luckett RD
Marana, Arizona 85653


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Born: September 9, 1957
Died: September 1, 2022

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Wanda Pacheco posted on 9/25/22

Rest in peace John' ?My deepest condolences to the family'


David Carranza posted on 9/21/22

My sincere condolences ??


Grace ( Lopez) Lena posted on 9/20/22

My sincere condolences to John’s family! I knew him at Cholla High School! Thanks for all the sacrifices you made due to his military service!???‍✈️Thanks John for your service to our country ?


Carla Caballero Lopez posted on 9/20/22

My prayers to the family and friends of John Montano. I remember John's great ability to real out loud even though he was a quiet soul. John was respectful and kind. I give thanks for his life, and to his family for their sacrifices during and after his service to our country. I pray for your peace and healing.


Armando Rodriguez posted on 9/19/22

My deepest condolences to his family


Dolores Torres Nogales posted on 9/19/22

May you be at peace John..I'm going to miss our talks about life ..Thank you for helping me with your kind words when I lost my husband last year you really helped me It's your turn to rest in peace ?♥️Rest Easy...


Dr. Carolyn Lopez posted on 9/9/22

My deepest condolences to Maria and Joz, I am so sorry for your loss. And to his amazing family, my prayers are with you. Remember the good times.


María posted on 9/9/22

My big brother. I remember waiting at the gate for your returns from all of your adventures, before, during, and after your military ones. Now I know you’re waiting at the gate for MY return. I can hardly wait to share more adventures with you. I love you forever. And ever. And EVER. I’m honored you asked my to take care of you these last several months. I will miss you so much, but I know my ma and dad are celebrating your homecoming. Give them a huge hug for me. See you soon, bro!


Alex Alvarez posted on 9/8/22

I Love you Tio!! U were always so strong and one of the funniest guys ever!! I Remember making a video for you when you were in the Gulf War. I am going to miss you so much and you will always be in my heart. Hondo


TERRY VENEY posted on 9/8/22

John, You have given our Menlo Park neighborhood gang so many wonderful childhood memories and continued when you left us to the ARMY, your service to keep our Freedom going will never be forgotten Hoorah!???..Death may have taken you away from us, but it could never take your memories away. You will always be in our hearts in your own special place. RIP Johnny?


Gilbert R Martinez posted on 9/8/22

John I am glad to have known you as a childhood friend. Sorry we were not able to connect in our later years . You were always on my mind throughout the years. Rest in peace I love you Gilbert.


Fay Martinez posted on 9/8/22

I am so sorry for your loss. When I first met Abe, John was always with him. They were close. Abe happiest memories of were hunting with John and Tio. I miss you John you are forever young in my memories.


Bob Ortiz posted on 9/8/22

RIP John. We had some fun together in Baumholder, Germany in the late 1970’s.