John Richard Serrano, 81 years old, passed away Friday, December 14th, 2012, at home, after a lengthy illness. He was a native of San Bernardino born July 4, 1931, graduated from San Bernardino High School in 1950 and was a lifelong resident of San Bernardino. He is predeceased by daughter Rosalie Serrano Gonzales and parents John and Nellie Serrano.
John is survived by his loving wife of 59 years Louise Jimenez Serrano, children Priscilla Bowler, Jeannette Gonzales, Suzanne Serrano, Diana Pahl, Maria Zachrau and John J Serrano. He is also survived by sons-in-law E. Toby Bowler, George A. Pahl Jr, Andreas Zachrau, daughter-in-law Brenda Serrano. His ten grandchildren are Alex, Abe, Austin, Sean, Reina, John Jr., Dominic, Natalie, Anna and Andrew. Also, two brothers Ruben (Nellie) Gilbert(Virginia) his sister Dorothy (Gary), his close brothers-in law Willie and Albert Jimenez and many nephews, nieces, and relatives.
He was a devout catholic, served in the US Navy during the Korean War. He also worked in the grocery business over 60 years including a business of his own Fiesta Market on 7th & Pico in San Bernardino. He had a very kind heart, loved spending time with his family and will be dearly missed by all.
Visitation is Wednesday, December 19, 2012 5:00-7:00pm, Rosary service 7:00pm with eulogy immediately following to 8:00pm at Mt View Mortuary. Funeral Service is Thursday, December 20th 10:00am at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic church with the burial immediately following at Mt View Mortuary all in San Bernardino, California.
The family wants to thank Dr. Douty and his Angels for all their help from the Redlands Community Hospice Program. Memorial donations can be made in lieu of flowers to the National Down Syndrome Congress, 30 Mansell Ct, Ste 108, Roswell, GA, 30076 online ndss.org or Redlands Community Hospital Foundation 350 Terracina Blvd, Redlands Ca 92373.