Dear Uncle John, You have been there for me since I was born August 14th 2003, I am now ten years old. When I learned that you had passed away I was very sad and hurt. I miss you and I will always have right by my side. I remember when you took me to my first Mater Dei game and we had a lot a fun. You took me to Santa Fe, NM, and Palm Springs you paid for me to play sports which were soccer and softball. You paid for my tuition to go to Saint Joseph School. You remember I used to say you bought me everything. For softball you picked out a glove and I picked a pink glove you said this one is better and I said I want the pink one and you said okay. With you Johnny I always got what I wanted. I wish you would be here with me and my Nina and also my mom to see me go to high school and college. I promise you I will stay in school and get a scholarship to go to Mater Dei. I will go to college to make you happy. I always remember when I use to come over you barely got off of work all I could hear was the loud volume of the television. I love you with all my heart and I will never forget you or how wonderful you treated me. Go Bruins...!! Love, your favorite niece, Desiree
"One always dies too soon-or too late, and yet one's whole life is complete at that moment with a line drawn neatly under it, ready for summing up. You are your life and nothing else"
The quote above could have been written for John. What an example of what one person can accomplish when his heart is full of love for others. You must be so proud to have called him your husband!
You and your family are in my prayers.
Beloved Cousin, Linda. If it were possible to bear some of the sorrow for you, we would gladly do that. The best evidence our of love is to pray daily for your emotional, spiritual and physical healing. John meant so much to Lawrence and me. Lawrence speaks of John often and fondly. We were always treated royally by him and he went out of his way to be helpful to Lawrence whenever we came to
California. Being a "Southern" late addition to the family made no difference to him. I got the Hawaiian shirts also and will treasure each one along with John's memory. Reading his obituary was amazing. We didn't know half of the good causes he supported, as he never talked about himself, he focused on the person he was talking to and their life. He bore his name, John, well. John, the apostle, was known for his love and devotion to our Lord, and John had great love and devotion for others, especially you, Linda. You were the light of his life. Remember you are loved with an everlasting love and underneath you are God's everlasting arms. Ruth Ann and Lawrence
Dear Linda, My heart goes out to you and your family...There are no words to express my sorrow....Such an incredible and accomplished man, who was lucky enough to find you, and be partners for such incredible causes and needs. The State of Calif. has lost a very human & caring soul. You & your family will be in my prayers, always...
I met John in the early years at Northrop (Grumman), Pico Rivera, Ca. He always had a smile on his face and always, always made people laugh. We got to know each other better at company golf tournaments and softball games. He always had the "supportive" attitude for the Customer's he was working with..always finding a solution. You will be missed my friend...you will always have a tee time now...make sure you tee that ball high and swing through the ball!!! :-)
Uncle John will be truly missed by all his adopted nephews in Chula Vista. Uncle John we love you. God bless
I am deeply saddend to learn that one of my closest friends and mentors at Northrop, had passed away. I am in deep shock, made worse by learning of John's passing too late to attend his services. I know in my heart that John will be welcomed with open arms into Gods Kingdom. I pray that God will watch over Johns beloved wife Linda and all the loved ones he leaves behind. May our Heavenly Father provide them with faith, strength, courage and the wherewithall to help them cope through these difficult times. The world lost a wonderful human being but Heaven added an Angel. Rest in Peace Juanito..You will be greatly missed.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
We are heartbroken. John was such a positive person, always ready to help others and provide support to not only friends, but strangers as well. His kind soul will be greatly missed.
I am saddened to hear of John's passing! I met John working at Northrop Grumman he always brought a smile to those around him. My deepest sympathy and prayers are with his family and loved ones. Rest in peace john!
John our dear friend. He always opened his stories by repeating your name over and over to make sure he had your attention.
I was fortunate to go to a Bruin Trojan game with all the nieces and nephews and we, John and I were the short ones, right from the start he had to know are you for his Bruins or the Trojans, most of the time he knew the answer before you told him. He already knew.
The story he always told me was how he didn't go to take the Mater Dei H.S. entrance exam? How if he had entered the school we would have been linemen together and "We would have kicked Servite Butt!" I will always miss but not forget my BRO. Love to You John Lopez.
John and I worked together at Northrop Grumman. He always brought a smile to those around him. We'll miss you my friend.
John's passing has shocked all of us! He was such a fun, caring, compassionate and sincere person. Someone all of us could pattern our lives after to make the world a little better. I met John several years ago in the Northrop Grumman Management Club, and I am blessed to have so many fun memories of all the good times that we shared through the organization. His hard work and dedication to any task, made it easy for many to appreciate his good will to helping others. John always had good things to say or a joke or two to share that would cheer-up anyone's day. We will truly miss him at the NGMC meetings/events and his diligent work for the corporation. May God bless his soul and our deepest sympathy goes to the Lopez family.
Rest in peace. You will be missed by all of your friends at Northrop Grumman.
We will truly miss your great smile , and wonderful hugs. God bless our Bruin friend.
I am saddened to hear of John's passing. I met John through Management Club, and what I'll treasure is his great smile and authenticity.
You are love and you are loved~
Remembering friendship over the years, I extend my deepest sympathy. Frank Galaz
John was a dear friend at work, gentle and kind to all; performing as a disciple of change for the better as long as I have known him! My prayers are with family and loved ones.
John (Juanito) was a good friend over the many years we work together, he was funny and caring, with a kind heart. We were an excelent team. I'm going to miss you.
Dios te tenga en su gloria.
I met John through Linda, John was a very kind, compassionate person with a big heart and attentive to her friends. John has many causes he was passionate about. Heaven is lucky to receive him. Linda my heart goes out to you!
Jay-Lo, my friend. A pure pleasure to work with. Always made me laugh. I think of you every time I have Phillipe's hot mustard, my household staple. Rest in Peace my friend.
John's passing saddened me beyond all belief. I'll always remember his warm congeniality and unabated humor. During our times together on the Northrop Grumman Management Club, we shared a mutual respect for each others integrity, desires, and responsibilities and a high degree of confidence in each others ability toward getting our job done professionally. And we got to 'laugh' about it during our club dinners. I've always considered John as one of my most cherished friends. God Bless his soul. And prayers to Linda and family on getting through these sad and trying times.
John was a wonderful soul that was also an excellent facilitator and project manager. In addition, he was just a great nice guy! We had nicknames for each other - mine was "D", his was "J-Lo". We'll miss you John but will see you again!
He was a gentle, loving and fun man. We will miss him greatly! He was such a great fan and contributor of the Facilitator Workshop.
I've known John since 1962, when I first attended St. Anne Catholic School in Santa Ana. I can still hear his voice and see his smile. We moved on to Saddleback High and became the 2nd graduating class, some 43 years ago. I knew he was destined for great things, and reading his accomplishments, he sure achieved that many times over. Your legacy will always be remembered!
Linda My prayers go out for you and your family.
Gods Light & Love Forever
John was a great person to interact with. John had a great sense of humor and cared deeply for what he believed was right. I am extremely grateful that the Lord allowed me to build a relationship with John and to understand his passions. May John rejoice as he expreinces Heaven and being the presence of the Heavenly Father. Mrs. Lopez, blessings unto you are your loved ones.
I have known John for many years. He often talked proudly about the veterans he served with and his desire to help children. We met during the early days of the B2 Program in Pico Rivera. John was from Facilities, and I was from Procurement. He was always kind to me and never had a bad thing to say to, or about anyone. John was and will always be considered a friend to me. We later worked together on a web based training system, now known as Aerospace University. John as an original founding member of that system and he was a tireless advocated for its deployment. Today, that system covers the training needs of tens of thousands of Aerospace System employees. I am truly sad to hear of his passing and the world will forever miss his warm smile and winning personality.
Ron and Lela Babers
John was a very good friend. The type of person who would take a shirt off his back for anyone. The consideration and thoughts he had for vetrans of all branches of the military was greatly appreciated, respected, and admired. May u rest in Gods peace. Linda my prayers are with you.
John was one of few men that my husband considered a friend. And he was a good friend, funny and interesting, with a kind heart. The love he had for his wife Linda was apparent constantly in the way he spoke to her and looked at her. As so many others will, we will miss him. Our love and condolences to his family.