Saturday, June 4, 2011

Juan Jose Tagle, Sr

April 11, 1954
Phoenix, Arizona
June 3, 2011
Surprise, Arizona

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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  1. RIP our dear friend John. You were so loved and will be greatly missed. Thank you for always making us laugh and for your music. You were my big brother. We played great music together,and had so many great times.I am going to miss you dearly. You may be gone from this earth, but you will always be in my heart.Save me a place in your all star band in heaven. Til I join you when my time comes.I love you bro. May God comfort your family and friends who are all heart broken. Mr Cruz and Esther

  2. Juan,

    you will be missed, my thoughts and prayers to your entire family and friends. R.I.P
    Steve Ramirez (Kelly Automotive)

  3. I will miss Juan deeply as working for him, He was the only person who had solutions to everything never any problems. He always gave great advice and the best outlook one person could have on life he will be missed.

    Scott Shields

  4. Rest in peace Big John.

  5. Pop you were an amazing man who touched so many lives. I will always remember all the good times we had together. I will miss you so much but you know you are now up in heaven watching over your baby boy. I love you so much!!
    Michael Tagle

  6. Miss you so much already! Im so greatful to have had you in my life! Thank you so much for all u did for me and my kids! You brightened my day for the last 6yrs! You were not only my boss you are family to me! Love u like a dad n always will!
    Crystal! Xoxo!

  7. Rod and Deb MartinJune 7, 2011 at 8:53 AM

    Johnny we will all miss you. you were a good friend and a great person. even in all the pain you went thru you always had a smile and a good time. you will be missed. i pary for your family

  8. Johnny I will miss you and your great sense of humor. Every time I talked to you, you were always upbeat and positive about every thing. We have not only lost a great person but a great friend. My prayers and thought are with the Tagle family and may they find comfort in knowing that he was a part of there life.

  9. Warren WillinghamJune 7, 2011 at 12:02 PM

    We'll miss you, Johnny! I pray that the band you're in now appreciates you. Play on, Brother!

  10. Johnny You will be missed. Our Thoughts and Prayers go uot to Your Family and Friends. We have all lost a GOOD Friend.

    John and Tina Jenkins

  11. Jhonny pops just want to say you where a great husband to my mom and the greatest step dad that anybody could have. Thanks for always being there for me when I needed someone to talk to. We miss you so much johnny pops but like little brother said you are in heaven now and when we look up we know that the star shining the brightest is you making sure we are all ok. love you johnny pops. Paulo Perez

  12. Johnny is an excellent coach, coached six years before I met Johnny,thought I new it all, didnt know the most important piece,(COMPASSION). I became a better coach just being around Johnny and really learned so much from him, will miss those important moments with him. I will see you again Boss, thank you for all you tought me, and your care. Coach Shane

  13. john,thank you so much for sharing your talents and gift of music with the thousands of people you touched.La Fuerza remains one of the best local bands ever!!!!
    joe pep guzman