Juan "Johnny" F. Moralez
March 2, 1922 – April 4, 2019
Johnny went to be with our Lord on April 4, 2019, at the age of 97. He served in the U.S. Army and served as a Rifleman and Assistant Squad Leader in the Pacific Theatre during WWII. He loved our country and proudly displayed his military medals with honor. The American flag was always flying high on their front lawn. He was a man of strict discipline and order, and always made certain that the flag flew according to military protocol.
Johnny worked at Kelly Air Force Base for 33 years. While there, he was frequently recognized for his outstanding achievements, including, several Gold Awards for his vast knowledge of electronics, leadership, and excellent job performance.
He was a man of strong faith, and he was a longtime member of St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church. There, he enjoyed fellowship with the congregation and joyfully served as a greeter until the age of 90.
Johnny was preceded in death by his parents, Lorenzo and Gregoria A. Moralez and eleven siblings. He is survived by his wife Rosa E. Moralez; his four step-children, Richard Miles (Juanita), Lorraine Miles Diaz (Tom), Cheryl Miles Galindo (Henry), and Lupita Miles Arteritano (Joseph). He was deeply loved and always admired by his grandchildren, Tommy Diaz, Matthew Diaz, Kimberly Morales, Bryan Narvaez, Michelle Alvarez, William Miles, Alejandra Miles, Richard Miles, Sarah Strey, and Juanito Hernandez, as well as his seventeen great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Johnny will be remembered as a kind, dignified, soft-spoken man, husband, father, grandfather, and above all else a faithful servant to God.
- He is survived by his wife Rosa E. Moralez; his four step-children, Richard Miles (Juanita), Lorraine Miles Diaz (Tom), Cheryl Miles Galindo (Henry), and Lupita Miles Arteritano (Joseph). He was deeply loved and always admired by his grandchildren, Tommy Diaz, Matthew Diaz, Kimberly Morales, Bryan Narvaez, Michelle Alvarez, William Miles, Alejandra Miles, Richard Miles, Sarah Strey, and Juanito Hernandez, as well as his seventeen great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd.
- Visitation Thursday, April 11, 2019
- Rosary Service Thursday, April 11, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, April 12, 2019
Juan "Johnny" F. Moralez
April 17, 2019
I’m miss hugging you and holding your hand. Rest In Peace with momma.
I love you always,
Lorraine Miles Diaz
April 16, 2019
I often told Johnny that he had already earned his place in heaven by marrying our beautiful mother with 4 young children. He loved us unconditionally, and for that I am eternally grateful and blessed. He was a wonderful father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He will forever be missed and never forgotten. I love you Johnny.
April 11, 2019
My dear Grandpa Johnny, he smiled as we came through his front door with the kids. He sat in his big rocking chair and had the game on. He would play with us as kids and then when we had our own, he took every chance to play with them and make them laugh. He loved to joke around and had a great sense of humor till his last days. He loved our Grandmother and all of us, with all that he had. Thanks for being in our lives and taking good care of us Grandpa!!We love you.
April 10, 2019
I’ll always remember visiting grandpa and grandma every Sunday when I was a kid as was the family tradition. The tv was always on a Dallas Cowboys game or a golf tournament. I’d sit on the couch and and we’d chat about anything and everything. Grandma would call us all to the back room once the food was ready, and if we were lucky grandpa had made brisket - still to this day the best brisket I’ve ever had. The meal wouldn’t be complete without an ice cream cone or a dessert of some kind. When it was time to leave grandpa made sure you took candy home and would shove extra in your pockets on the way out just to make sure. The last time I visited at their house I made sure to bring a bunch of candy for him so his stockpile wouldnt run low. I’ll never know if he got to enjoy that candy but I’m sure I’ll find out one day. Grandpa, thank you for everything. We will miss you dearly.
Sarah Hernandez Strey
April 10, 2019
My greatest memories in life are visiting with my grandparents. When visiting from Houston grandpa always made my brother and I feel special. He always thought of the comfort of others and made sure we had plenty of ice cream and candy, were entertained with stories, had something to do or went out to eat. He had the best hugs and would always tell us “I love you” whenever saying goodbye. Grandpa, you will be missed. Thank you for being a great example for us all.
April 9, 2019
What I will always remember about my dear Grandpa is how gentle he was anytime he spoke to any of us kids. Even when he told stories of his time in the service he always spoke with compassion. I’ll always remember his laugh when my son Zach used to dance around the breakfast table at their favorite restaurant. Some people want you to sit and have a drink with them, he always wanted us to sit and eat chocolate. He was a war hero for our country but to me he’ll always an example of kindness, patience and calm dignity he carried with him each day. He won’t only be remembered, he will be dearly missed. It was a long and good life that we will celebrate together one day. Tommy
April 9, 2019
I’m so sorry for the loss of your step dad and all though I didn’t know Johnny, my fondness memory of him is at the nursing home when you told me he reached over and kissed your Mom’s hand and told her he loved her!!! May he Rest In Peace he’s home now with Our Heavenly Father! I will keep the family in my prayers.