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Juan Reyes

by Legacy News

Sugar Grove, IllinoisUSA

Died February 4, 2021

Age 81


Juan Reyes, born on January 27, 1940 and a resident of Sugar Grove, IL, passed away at Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora on February 4, 2021 due to complications from the COVID-19 virus.

Born in Natalia, Texas, Juan was adopted and raised by his aunt and uncle, Ramona and Cleto Reyes, after his mother died when he was three years old. As a young man, he enjoyed and excelled in Golden Gloves amateur boxing competitions.

In the 1960s, Juan settled in Aurora and joined The Beacon-News where he served as the building superintendent for 39 years. He was often called “Mr. Beacon-News” because he had a vast number of employable skills and enjoyed pitching in wherever he could. He even translated the advertisements. Verdad!

Published in the Aurora Beacon-News

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“Such a wonderful man. I always enjoyed running into Juan in the hallways at the newspaper. Wonderful storyteller. Could have been a writer.”

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