Johnny Cisneros

July 12, 1935February 3, 2020

Johnny Cisneros, 84, died February 3, 2020 at home in Houston, Texas surrounded by family and friends.

Johnny was born on July 12, 1935 in Houston, Texas. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Alice, daughters Sandra Nowak (Leonard), Michelle Ruch (Tim), and his beloved grandchildren, Mason, Lillian and Travis and numerous family members.

Johnny loved playing golf, listening to music, traveling and sipping tequila, but most of all spending time with his grandchildren. He attended Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church.

Johnny will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephew, extended family and many friends. The family would like to extend their gratitude to all of his relatives, friends and caretakers for their love and support in his final days.

The Visitation will be on Friday, February 7, 2020 from 5:00 - 9:00 PM at Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home with a Rosary to begin at 7:00 PM. The Funeral Service will be held at The Chapel of Angels at Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 2:00 PM. Rite of Committal will follow at the Abbey Mausoleum.

Remembrances may be made to Christ Church Cathedral, 1117 Texas St., Houston, Texas 77002, in the memory of Johnny Cisneros.


  • Visitation Friday, February 7, 2020
  • Rosary Service Friday, February 7, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 8, 2020
  • Rite of Committal Saturday, February 8, 2020


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Jack Carpenter

February 7, 2020

After a 65 year friendship with John you will understand we shared many stories. some of which I wouldn't repeat in mixed company. However, John had a way of making many of his friends feel special by giving each a nickname. I was "Bluechee". So watch out God - your new Nomenclacher may be "Mr. Big".
Adios John. You will always be in our hearts an prayers.

john rodriguez

February 7, 2020

To my 'Little Brother' Johnny, who taught me to play golf, drink a beer and loaned me his beloved 'Bel Air' to go on dates. I will miss you. Rest in peace Johnny.

Dorethea Paxton

February 6, 2020

My heart breaks knowing that I won't see my Uncle Johnny anymore. He was the one male constant in my life. I loved him so much and respected him. He always had a smile for everyone. I am glad I had Sunday to see him. it hurt to see so much pain. I know he knew I was there for him. The heavens opened up and welcomed him home. I know he is smiling down on us and is singing with the angels. I know he is at peace with Jesus.
I will cherish our last sip of good tequila we shared among family.
Aunt Alice, Sandra and Michelle, we are here for you always, anytime. We LOVE you ladies dearly.


Roseanna Narvaez

February 6, 2020

My deepest condolences to Aunt Alice, Michele and Sandra. I'll always remember Uncle Johnny's smile and those kind words "Thank you hija" If I served him anything. We will cherish many get together's eating great food and listening to Tejano and Mariachi music; did I mention the Tequila shots. Rest in Peace Uncle Johnny; Praying that God gives strength and comfort to family during these difficult times.


Denise Cardozo

February 6, 2020

I don't remember when I first met Johnny C, mainly because from day one he treated me like family.  So many fond memories, cooking dinner and sipping tequila.  He had a real love of life and family. 

I will forever love and miss him...Godspeed Johnny C

Chantal Rodriguez

February 6, 2020

Uncle, I will never forget you. In my mind and my memory, you and Aunt Alice are one and the same. With one, came the other. We were fortunate enough to have had you both in our lives throughout. Wherever we were stationed, you came to see us, and thus, you were a constant, and what fun and excellent times we had! When I reflect, I have snapshots rattling through my mind; images of all of us at the house, in pubs, in cars traveling to wherever with mom driving; sitting outside the house drinking and BS-ing, spit-balling about music, politics, our favorite drinks, etc. They are stellar memories; happy and contented memories of a group of people who became family by chance and who like and love each other. I'm so glad that you have been a part of my life, but I want you to know that you will live on here with us. I'll never look at my lovely Aunt without also seeing you standing next to her, holding her little hand. That's the image I've always known; the image that's happily stuck in my heart, and I thank you for all the fun, the laughs, the kindnesses and the good times we had together. I will see you soon, my darling uncle. I love you. Chani xoxoxo

patsy carvajal

February 5, 2020

Alice, Sandra and Michelle,

My condolences and prayers for you all during this time of sorrow.

When ever my Uncle Eddie was missing in action most of the time he was with Johnny. I am sure my Uncle Eddie is showing him around and reminiscing about the good old days.
Rest in Peace Johnny.

christine rodriguez

February 5, 2020

I remember when he and Alice came to England and when he and Rod went to play golf at the local golf course, how shocked he was that there were no golf carts, that he actually had to carry his own clubs over his shoulder. He needed a few drinks after that ordeal but then, thaaaaat's Johnny!