Juan F. Buentello "John"

March 28, 1952 - May 7, 2022
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Juan F. Buentello “John” entered peacefully into eternal rest on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at the age of 70.

Born in New Gulf, Texas, he was one of five children and half of the Buentello Twins. Juan moved to Laredo in 1968 and attended Nixon High School where he helped lead the varsity team to District Baseball Championships, winning him a baseball scholarship to St. Edward’s University. He was also part of the pitching duo of the 1970 Big League All-Star Team, winning the Texas Big League Baseball Championship Crown and leading to the team’s induction into the Latin American International Sports Hall of Fame in 2019. Juan settled in Laredo, Texas to marry his college sweetheart, Sara Duarte, raising six children and eight grandchildren. Juan was popular and well-known, loved by so many in both Laredo and his childhood town of New Gulf. He spent his last years enjoying retirement, basking in his hobbies of baseball, barbecue, wood-working, and grand-parenting. Juan loved his family and pets; he enjoyed a fine smoked brisket, a luscious green lawn, and never missed a Houston Astros game.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Enrique and Eliza, twin brother, Jesse, and sister, Stella.

Juan is survived by his loving wife, Sara and faithful pet, Henri; daughters, Mara Kristina and Erika; sons, Jacob (Roxanne), Juan Roberto, Joseph Nicholas (Leticia), Michael (Christina); grandchildren, Christian, Emma, Kara, Markus Carlo, Kayla, Rianna, Gia, and Helio; sisters, Amelia (Derly+) Gonzalez and Angie (Alejandro) Hernandez; and lifelong friends and compadres, Pancho (Cynthia) Ramirez, Javier Ramirez, Gera Ramirez, Poncho (Alicia) Flores, Jose Luis (Josie) Lara, Neto Herrera and Jose Salinas; his favorite aunt, Mrs. Cande Granados; many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

A Memorial Visitation will be held on Monday, May 16, 2022 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm with a Holy Rosary commencing at 7:00 pm at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services. A Memorial Mass will be held Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at 9:30 am at San Martin De Porres Catholic Church located at 1704 Sandman St., Laredo, TX 78041.

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr., Laredo, Texas 78041 (956) 723-3611. For your convenience, you may leave your condolences to the family online at www.freddickey.com

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, May 16, 2022

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services

Address:

1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Rosary at 7:00 pm


Memorial Information

Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Time: 9:30 am

San Martin de Porres Catholic Church

Address:

1704 N. Sandman
Laredo, Texas 78041

Memorial Mass at 9:30 am


 

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Born: March 28, 1952
Died: May 7, 2022

Condolences for Juan F. Buentello “John”

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Linda Casares posted on 5/16/22

My deepest condolences, Sara. I pray that the Lord be with you and your family in this very difficult time. May God bless you always.

 

Ada Torres posted on 5/16/22

May the Lord shine his perpetual light upon him and may his family know that he is resting in paradise with our Lord🙏🥰🙌

 

Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Garcia, Jr. posted on 5/15/22

A great cousin and friend. Our family will miss you. Thank You for showing my sons the curve.

 

Jesse and Natalie Cantu posted on 5/15/22

To the Buentello Family: It is with our deepest condolences and prayers we pass to your family. I will always treasure and value the friendship given to me by Juan. I remember the times we had when I made my trips to Laredo and enjoying our conversations and a fine smoked brisket, The one outstanding remembrance I have of Juan is how much love he had for his wife Sara and the love and adoration he had for his children. We will miss Juan and I am very proud and honored to say, Juan was my friend. God Bless the Buentello Family.

 

Ricardo Espindola posted on 5/14/22

May you Rest in Peace Mr. Buentello. Mike, my condolences. You and your family are in my prayers.

 

Josie V Lara posted on 5/13/22

Sara,Buentello,andDuarte Families We send you our most heartfelt condolences for the passing of John. He was a gentle soul, a kind person, and an endearing friend to all our family. May he Rest In Peace, and perpetual light shine upon him in heaven. Sincerely, JoseLuis,Josie,Joseph,andRebeccaJo Lara

 

Rich Balladares posted on 5/12/22

Very, very sorry for your loss. Was obviously a very good husband, father, and friend.

 

xavier sosa posted on 5/11/22

My condolences to the Buentello family. I received the same from Juan last week for my brothers passing. God has his plans. Played college ball with Juan and Jesse at St. Ed's, along with a few others from Laredo. Jesse and Juan introduced me to the great city of Laredo. Rest in Peace Juan!

 

Rudy "chihua" Juarez,Jr posted on 5/11/22

My friend John, I will always remember the good times we had at the Gera's Ranch (La Vallena). Like you would always say "Life is good Chihua". See you on the other side my friend.

 

Corinne Vela posted on 5/11/22

So very sorry to hear this very sad news! Cherish your memories always. Condolences to all family and friends during this very heartfelt time. My Mom Sulema Gomez Hernández who is also from New Gulf sends her sincere sympathy to all Juan’s family! May Juan’s memory never be forgotten. Prayers will continue to be sent. May Juan Rest In Peace! Sincere Sympathy, Corinne Vela Sugarland, Texas

 

Corinne Vela posted on 5/11/22

So very sorry to hear this very sad news! Cherish your memories always. Condolences to all family and friends during this very heartfelt time. My Mom Sulema Gomez Hernández who is also from New Gulf sends her sincere sympathy to all Juan’s family! May Juan’s memory never be forgotten. Prayers will continue to be sent. May Juan Rest In Peace! Sincere Sympathy, Corinne Vela Sugarland, Texas

 

Leo Rendon posted on 5/11/22

RIP Juan. May your family finf peace.

 

Araceli Torres posted on 5/11/22

My condolences Ms. Sara, may your loved husbands Rest In Peace.

 

Angie Lopez posted on 5/10/22

John, Newgulf was never the same after ya'll moved to Laredo. May God be with you. Rest in peace, my friend

 

Adolfo Cuellar Robles posted on 5/10/22

Our deepest felt condolences to his loved ones. We knew los cuates Buentellos since birth, and enjoyed watching them growing up in Newgulf, they were good kids from a good family. They both excelled playing little league baseball.May you Rest In Peace John, tell you brother, my padrino, your mom, and Estela hi from us. May your loved ones receive God’s blessings and healings, until we meet again.

 

Sylvia Buitron & Family posted on 5/10/22

Your loved one created so many beautiful memories; a life that we can truly celebrate even as we grieve. You and your family have my heart’s deepest sympathies. 💕

 

Melissa Castillo & Jacob Ramirez posted on 5/10/22

Our heartfelt condolences to the entire Buentello family. Always remember Juan's smile and kind heart. Rest in Eternal Peace 🙏❤🙏❤

 

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