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John M. Pazos
Born in Holguin, Cuba on Aug. 25, 1948
Departed on Nov. 14, 2012 and resided in Indianapolis, IN.
Visitation: Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Service: Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012
Cemetery: Calvary Cemetery
John M. Pazos "Juancy" passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on November 14, 2012.
On August 25th 1948 John was born in Holguin, Cuba to parents (Juan Pazos and Maria Maldonado) who precede him in death.
John was sent to the U.S. as part of the largest mass exodus of unaccompanied children, better known as the "Peter Pan Exodus" in which Cuban families sent their children to the U.S. to protect them from Castro's in doctrine.
He resided in Wichita, Kansas at the "Mariana House" until 1965. When his family was finally able to flee Cuba, they reunited in Indianapolis.
He earned a B.S. degree in Business and worked 38 years as an Operations Manager at Rolls Royce.
John is survived by his wife of 39 years Jeannie Pazos (Lenahan), sister Marilyn Pazos (Arden), son Alex Pazos (Shannon), daughters Jennifer Bonnell (Jay); Melissa Doughman (Thomas J.); grandchildren Landen Pazos, Blake and Sophia Bonnell, nephew Michael (Melanie) and Chiqui Garcia Roche (Teo), as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins both here in the U.S. and in Cuba.
John enjoyed remodeling projects, cooking, gardening and boating. He was an avid Colts fan and was very proud to participate as a translator for the Pan Am Games.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Wed. Nov. 21, 2012 at St. Susanna Catholic Church in Plainfield with visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Tues. in Conkle Funeral Home Speedway Chapel. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society
| Nov 18th 2012
Juanito, estimado amigo holguinero de la infancia, que Dios te guarde en la Gloria y descanses en Paz. José Antonio Amaro Reyes.
Jose Antonio Amaro Reyes
| Nov 15th 2012
Juanito, la última vez que me topé contigo fue en el centro comercial de Wichita. Yo había viajado a ésta para comprar gomas para el carro. No te veía desde Matecumbe. Conversamos brevemente y me contaste que no te gustaba Kansas. Años después no sé quién me me dijo que vivías en Indiana. Quizás fue tu primo segundo, Joselín, cuando me trasladé a Carolina del Norte. ¡Cómo han pasado los años desde que íbamos al teatro de tu abuelo Wenceslao y jugábamos baloncesto en la cancha del Instituto de Holguín!
Marcia Caridad Ramos Gonzalez
| Jun 8th 2009
Juan Pazos please contact someone from the Mariana Home so we can add you to our list.
George Mas Enjamio
| May 30th 2009
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