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John Chacon Obituary
John F. Chacon
John "Johnny, Juan" Feliciano Chacon passed away peacefully in his home where he lived in Wilmington for the past 63 years. By his side to the end was his wife, Juliet, sons, Martin, Andrew, and especially Paul, his youngest son, who cared for his every need at the end of his life and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Adella, Francis, Jaime, and Barney. He was the baby of the family. He leaves behind his brother, Rudy; 6 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. Juan was only 6 months old when his father passed away working on the Los Angeles City Hall building. He was born in Los Angeles on June 9, 1927 to Feliciano and Mercedes Chacon. He grew up on the streets of downtown LA where he used to shine shoes for a "whole" nickel. Juan played football with his friends at St. Toribio Church in Los Angeles. Later, Uncle Sam came calling and he became an Army Veteran at the end of WWII. He came back home and pursued a career to become a barber working at "Howard James" and "VIP Barber Shop" in Long Beach and Park Estates. He won 1st place in a "Master Men's Hair Stylist Competition" in Redondo Beach in 1966. He later opened his own shop, "John Chacon's" on Pacific Avenue in Long Beach. Just before he retired in 2006, he worked at "A Barber Shop" on Atlantic Avenue also in Long Beach. He volunteered his time as an usher at both Holy Family Church and at Harbor Christian Center both in Wilmington. Devoted to his wife just shy of 64 years and to his family, Juan lead a prosperous life, never complained of what they didn't have and made sure his children's needs were always fulfilled, ALWAYS. Visitation will be held on Monday, 3 - 8 p.m. at McNerney's Mortuary. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 10 a.m. at Holy Family Church in Wilmington followed by a military burial ceremony at the historical Wilmington Cemetery. Please sign the guestbook at mcnerneysmortuary.com or dailybreeze.com.

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Published in Daily Breeze from Apr. 18 to Apr. 20, 2014
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