John Campos obituary (2022) – Whittier, CA


July 19, 1936 – December 21, 2021 John Campos was born in East Los Angeles on July 19, 1936, the son of Juan Campos and Guadalupe Montes. He was the youngest of four children, raised mainly by his mother, his father having died when he was still a very young child. John’s uncle, Daniel Montes, was a nurturing father figure, teaching John how to work hard and smart for success in his life. Still working hard to provide for his family, John has developed skills and knowledge in maintenance, operations, management and leadership. After graduating from Roosevelt High School, he pursued further education at East LA College and Cal State Long Beach to prepare for his career advancement. His professional life included positions of increasing responsibility at Lusk Corporation, May Company in Whittier, Hunt-Wesson Foods and finally Montebello Unified School District where he rose through the ranks to the position of Director of Maintenance, Operations and Management. installations. He retired from MUSD in 2001 at the age of sixty-five. For relaxation and recreation, John enjoyed the outdoors and camping. The annual weeklong camping trips to Kings Canyon were a favorite family tradition. He often said that his favorite places to relax had three things in common: trees, water and land! During his retirement, John enjoyed working on home maintenance projects, helping his family with their home improvement projects, and using his talents in service to his church. He was an active member of the Whittier Presbyterian Church from 1990 to 2008, and of the East Whittier Presbyterian Church from 2008 until his death. John had a servant’s heart! He was passionate about helping people in need. Each month, he joined other church members in serving meals to residents of Whittier First Day, a homeless shelter and resource center. His Bible contains lists of people for whom he prayed daily. He was a mighty prayer warrior! John loved his family deeply. With his marriage to Dolores, he welcomed his children John, Debbie, Gerald, Manuel and Christy. In 1990, John and Becky got married and John kissed his sons, Mike and Andy. John is survived by his wife of 31 years, Becky Romero Campos; her children, John Campos (Crystal), Debbie Martinez (Art), Gerald Campos, Manuel Campos (Teri), Christy Ramirez (Gus), Mike Morales and Andy Morales (Lindsay); twenty-two grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; her sisters, Lillian Martinez and Rose Sarabia; his former wife, Dolores Armenta; brothers-in-law Rudy Romero (Sandy) and Ralph Romero (Margaurete); as well as several cousins, nephews, nieces and friends. John was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Gilbert Montes. Services in honor of John’s life will take place on January 10, 2022 at Rose Hills Memorial Park. Charitable donations in memory of John can be made to the East Whittier Presbyterian Church, https://www.ewpc.org/; and / or Whittier First Day, https://www.whittierfirstday.org/ Rose Hills Memorial Park and Mortuaries https://www.rosehills.com 562-699-0921

Posted by San Gabriel Valley Tribune on January 2, 2022.

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