John Anthony Braz

June 1, 1934April 11, 2019

John was born to Joe and Maria Braz on June 1, 1934 in Lemoore, California. John went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 11, 2019 in Fresno, California.

He worked for Tri County Gas for 11 years and Pirelli Armstrong Tire Company for 23 years.

John was a graduate of Hanford High School. John and Barbara were married on April 28, 1962 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Hanford, California until her passing in 2012.

John loved to go fishing at the aqueduct with his brother Manuel and brother in law Louie. He also truly enjoyed house boating with his family at Lake Kaweah.

John is preceded in death by his parents Joe and Maria Braz, his wife Barbara, brother Joe Braz and sisters Mary Thomas and Laura VanKeuren.

John leaves behind his children John Braz II and Kimberly (Joe) Pedreiro, grandchildren Ashley Cardoza, Brandon & Corey Pedreiro and Austin Braz all of Hanford. John will be missed by his brother Manuel Braz and sister Evelyn Russell.

A Private Graveside Service will be held at a later date at Calvary Cemetery in Hanford, California where he’ll rest with his wife Barbara.


  • Jose "Joe" Braz, Father
  • Maria "Mary" Conceicao Braz, Mother
  • Barbara Braz, Wife
  • John Braz II, Son
  • Kimberly & Joe Pedreiro, Daughter
  • Ashley Cardoza, Granddaughter
  • Brandon Pedreiro, Grandson
  • Corey Pedreiro, Grandson
  • Austin Braz, Grandson
  • Manuel Braz, Brother
  • Evelyn Russell, Sister
  • Joe Braz, Brother
  • Mary Thomas, Sister
  • Laura VanKeuren, Sister


  • Private Graveside Service

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