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Wednesday November 18th, 2020
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John Lupe Delgado

On Thursday, November 12 our beloved brother John Lupe Delgado; JD and Papa Bear as his friends and family know him passed from this world to be with our mother and all our ancestors who have gone before him. He passed of natural causes in our family home at 287 South Q Street, Dinuba. Born to Paula and Lupe Delgado on December 16, 1949 he lived to the age of 70. He lived a full and adventurous life while remaining close to his family including 5 siblings and 12 nephews and nieces. Throughout his youth, JD was a talented and accomplished athlete. A class of 1968 Dinuba High School Graduate, he attended Reedley College and then became the first among his siblings to graduate from college enlightened by social and Chicago cultural studies while earning a degree in urban planning from Fresno State College. His professional career included a variety of work including city planning for the city of Dinuba, time in Southern California in the hospitality industry and finally retiring as a Psychiatric Technician for California State Hospitals in the central coast area. He resided in and around the central coast for a good 25 years and came to love the area and all of the friends he made there. Upon retirement he returned to Dinuba and the very home he grew up in to live as a companion to our mother. Tending to the beautifully landscaped yard left to him by our Mother, JD gardened and fished the Central Valley Sportsman’s Club and hobbies. He found great joy in reuniting with the many friends he made during his college days. An active reader. JD enjoyed reading a wide variety of authors and genres. While a fan of just about every sport, JD remained true to the SF Giants and 49ers. From the time he was a boy, JD remained faithful to the Lord and attended Mass regularly no matter where his travels took him. As promised, JD rests eternally in the love of our Maker and our Mother. It is this that provides comfort to his remaining siblings Anita and Gilbert Betancourt, Margie Carrillo, Danny and Santos Delgado, Ed and Monica Delgado, and Willie Delgado who are eternally grateful for the life we shared with our beloved brother.

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My Condolence to Johns family for your loss. John was a good friend from high school and college. I saw him last at our 50th class reunion. John will be missed!

Ken Johanne Pekarek Nov 23 2020 7:29 PM

I've known John Delgado since we were kids. We met in Jefferson Elementary School in the early 1950s.The Dinuba educational system; Jefferson Elementary School; Washington Jr. High; and Dinuba High School provided John and I an opportunity to forge an everlasting friendship. The John I knew was super busy refining and improving his life, leaving him no time to criticize others. He was a man of integrity and ethics. In matters of style he would go with the flow, in matters of principle he stood like a rock. My sincere condolences to John's Family. I'll miss you John Go in Peace.. Brother... Demetrio Pruneda

Demetrio Pruneda Nov 19 2020 10:58 AM

Love you my brother. Niners and Giants games after college. Forever Faithful to the Bay. Fresno State Chicano Alumni appreciates your support from day one. You are one of us.

Manuel Olgin Nov 18 2020 4:12 PM

John and I reconnected last April after 32 years apart. We talked regularly on the phone, and he was the same sweet man he always was. We had wanted to see each other once it was safe to travel. I cannot imagine what it is like for you, his family, to lose him so suddenly , and I will miss him always.

Ruth Lane Nov 17 2020 11:08 AM

John and reconnected just last April after 32 years apart. We talked on the phone regularly and he was the same sweet man he had always been. We had hoped to see each other as soon as it was safe to travel. I will miss him always.

Ruth Lane Nov 17 2020 11:00 AM

I have such precious childhood memories of John, especially when we were altar boys together. Father would always scold us because we were always laughing and kidding around. But Father could not help but be impressed with how well John knew all his prayers in Latin.

Stephen Delgado Nov 16 2020 7:12 PM