Juan Peña, Jr. Born in Mountain View, CA on February 19, 1969, his life was taken in a car accident caused by a drunk driver in Sunnyvale, CA on Sunday, March 19, 2006.
Juan is survived by his loving parents, Juan Sr., and Maria. One of 8 children he leaves behind his brothers, Rafael and Eddie, and sisters, Lydia Sherrill (Paul), Maria Lippert (Andre), Tina Cortinas (Vince), Lupe, and Teresa Peña. His many adoring nieces and nephews Rebecca, Brian, Sam and Cassie Sherrill, Hunter and Tatyana Lippert, Vince, Alex and Alyssa Cortinas, Candace and Anthony Briggs will all miss him terribly. He also leaves behind numerous aunts, uncles and cousins who will never forget him. His many great friends, here and in Texas, will also miss Juan's wonderful gusto for life and will cherish all the great times they shared.
Juan was a graduate of Saint Francis High School, class of 1987. He worked at Infineon (Pitney Bowes) in San Jose as the manager of shipping and receiving.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 23 from 12 noon - 9 p.m. the Vigil and Rosary also on March 23, at 7 p.m. at the Cusimano Family Colonial Mortuary, 96 El Camino Real West, Mtn. View. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, March 24 at 9:30 a.m. at Saint Joseph Church in Mtn. View. Interment will be held at the Gate of Heaven in Los Altos, with a reception at St. Joseph Church immediately following.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in his memory to: the Saint Francis High School memorial endowment fund in Juan's name. For more information and photos: www.sherrill.us/juan.
Published in San Jose Mercury News from Mar. 21 to Mar. 22, 2006.