Juan Jose Tagle, Sr, 57, of Buckeye passed away at Hospice of the Valley in Surprise on June 3, 2011. He was born April 11, 1954 in Phoenix to Filiberto and Benarda Tagle. Juan worked in management at General Motors, and was with them for over 25 years. Juan couldn’t think of working anywhere else, as he had a passion for Chevy trucks. There was another side of Juan that was a great outdoorsman that loved hunting, fishing, and camping. It was also not uncommon to find Juan at home tinkering with his firearms or reloading ammunition. Of all that Juan did, that which he enjoyed the most was his music. He loved to play the guitar or bass, but of his favorites, he enjoyed the Bajo Sexto. A focused leader of the music group, “La Fuerza”, Juan excelled in his music and loved to surround himself with those that appreciated good music. Be it a simple meal of seafood or something a little closer to home, like a good Mexican food dinner, Juan knew how to appreciate good food. But of all the things Juan did, there is probably nothing more that he enjoyed than calling his family members and sharing with them, “Hey, let’s go over to Robin’s Butte”, this was his place of solitude where he found peace and tranquility. Juan will be deeply missed by his family and all that knew him.
Juan is preceded in death by his parents, Filiberto and Benarda, and also his brother, Eduardo. He is survived by his beloved wife, Jessie; his sisters, Aurora, Anita, and Mary Lou; his sons, John Jr and Michael; his step-daughter, Lorena; his step-sons, Pablo, Danny, and Fabian; his grandchildren, Claudia and Rosangela as well as seven step-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Wednesday, June 8, from 4:30pm-9:00pm at Avenidas Funeral Chapel in Avondale. A remembrance service will be held during the visitation starting at 6:30pm, family and friends are encouraged to speak. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to "Cancer of America" in Juan’s memory.
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