John Talavera, 83 of El Paso, TX, succumbed to an illness at home surrounded by his family on July 13, 2017. John is survived by his wife Belen of 56 years, and children Tony Aranda, John Talavera and grandchildren Paul Castillo, Paulina Castillo, Mary Aranda, Michelle Rodriguez, and Pauline Talavera along with 10 great grandchildren and many loving nieces, nephews, and extended family. John was a loving father, husband, grandfather, and friend to all.
John loved carpentry and worked as a general contractor at Olive View Medical Center in Sylmar for years until he retired. He enjoyed watching sports and being around family and friends. John was always there to help friends with carpentry projects or whatever else they needed him for. John will be greatly missed.
Visitation will be from 8:30 am until 9:30 am at De la Salle Catholic Church in Granada Hills on Friday July 21, mass and funeral services will follow. John will be laid to rest at San Fernando Mission Cemetery in San Fernando.