John M. "Juancy" Pazos
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, known as the "Peter Pan Exodus" in which Cuban families sent their children to the U.S. to protect them from Castro's indoctrination.
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 1987 Pan Am Games.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Wed. Nov. 21, 2012 in St. Susanna Catholic Church, Plainfield, with visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tues. in Conkle Funeral Home Speedway Chapel . Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Landen Pazos Beneficiary Trust. For further details, please email: email@example.com.
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