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.
Date: Friday, September 23, 2022
Time: 8:30 am