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John Montalvo “Mountain Man / Papa John / Coach/ Santa” Gutierrez

San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California, USA
Death 23 May 2005 (aged 58)
San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California, USA
Burial Colton, San Bernardino County, California, USA
Plot Plot: Distinction lot, fifth row from the cement wall( Loma Linda or east side), about nine spaces south from Barton Road
Memorial ID 100018534 · View Source
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John Montalvo Gutierrez, "Mountain Man," "Papa John," "Coach," "Santa," life resident of San Bernardino, California, passed away the 23rd of May 2005 at St. Bernardine's Hospital at the age of 58. John graduated from San Bernardino High School and attended San Bernardino Valey College. John was drafted into the Army in 1965 and served in Vietname where he received the natinos 3rd highest award for Gallantry and Heroism, the Silver Star, while serving as a Combat Medic. John has also inspired and mentored many aspiring athletes as a softball coach from 1977 - 2004. We will all Miss you, but we will Never forget you. You will remain in our hearts forever. John is survived by his parents, Manuel and Ruth Gutierrez of San Bernardino, California, his daughter, Cathy(Gutierrez), son-in-law, Julian; and granddaughter, Aloni Gonzalez, daughter, April, son, John Paul and daughter-in-l;aw, Valerie Gutierrez, brothers, Tony, Mario, Ricky and Ruben, sisters, Terry Autobee, Susie Casillas and Bertha Velasquez, 12 nephews and 14 nieces, his companion, Ruth Barela and her children, Erick and Natalee. Preceded in death by his brother, JO JO & Michael, brother in law, Andy and grandmother, Juanita Hernandez-Gutierrez, Mass will be Friday, May 27, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church with burial to follow at Montecito Memorial Park. Reception will follow at Home of Neighborly Service in San Bernardino.


(cross & flowers on the side of the stone)(flag in the top corner) Beloved Son, Brother / and Father / JOHN M. GUTIERREZ / SPC 4 C U.S. Army / Silver Star / Oct. 31, 1946 May 23, 2005

Gravesite Details Buried next to Theron Vines in the east(Loma Linda) side of the lot, did not find him in the SSDI, but believe that his middle name is Montalvo




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  • Find A Grave Memorial 100018534
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Montalvo “Mountain Man / Papa John / Coach/ Santa” Gutierrez (31 Oct 1946–23 May 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100018534, citing Montecito Memorial Park, Colton, San Bernardino County, California, USA ; Maintained by sbgraves (contributor 47088275) .