John Richard Serrano

July 4, 1931December 14, 2012

John Richard Serrano, 81 years old, passed away Friday, December 14th, 2012, at home, after a lengthy illness. He was a native of San Bernardino born July 4, 1931, graduated from San Bernardino High School in 1950 and was a lifelong resident of San Bernardino. He is predeceased by daughter Rosalie Serrano Gonzales and parents John and Nellie Serrano. John is survived by his loving wife of 59 years Louise Jimenez Serrano, children Priscilla Bowler, Jeannette Gonzales, Suzanne Serrano, Diana Pahl, Maria Zachrau and John J Serrano. He is also survived by sons-in-law E. Toby Bowler, George A. Pahl Jr, Andreas Zachrau, daughter-in-law Brenda Serrano. His ten grandchildren are Alex, Abe, Austin, Sean, Reina, John Jr., Dominic, Natalie, Anna and Andrew. Also, two brothers Ruben (Nellie) Gilbert(Virginia) his sister Dorothy (Gary), his close brothers-in law Willie and Albert Jimenez and many nephews, nieces, and relatives. He was a devout catholic, served in the US Navy during the Korean War. He also worked in the grocery business over 60 years including a business of his own Fiesta Market on 7th & Pico in San Bernardino. He had a very kind heart, loved spending time with his family and will be dearly missed by all. Visitation is Wednesday, December 19, 2012 5:00-7:00pm, Rosary service 7:00pm with eulogy immediately following to 8:00pm at Mt View Mortuary. Funeral Service is Thursday, December 20th 10:00am at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic church with the burial immediately following at Mt View Mortuary all in San Bernardino, California. The family wants to thank Dr. Douty and his Angels for all their help from the Redlands Community Hospice Program. Memorial donations can be made in lieu of flowers to the National Down Syndrome Congress, 30 Mansell Ct, Ste 108, Roswell, GA, 30076 online or Redlands Community Hospital Foundation 350 Terracina Blvd, Redlands Ca 92373.


  • Visitation Wednesday, December 19, 2012
  • Rosary Service Wednesday, December 19, 2012
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, December 20, 2012

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Lee Holguin

December 21, 2012

My condolences to the Serrano family. Johnny will be missed!

December 19, 2012

Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your father, our prayers our with you at this difficult time. "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal" . May his memory live on as you remember a life well lived. Love, Bill and Gloria Thomas

Karen (Serrano) Cardoza

December 19, 2012

I will cherish the wonderful memories of us all going to Aunt Alice house and spending our days at the beach. My dad always looked up to you with much love & respect. He made us all proud to have the Serrano name and he will be truly missed. Much love to my Serrano Family

Anna M. Aguilera

December 19, 2012

My heart goes out to Louise and family.
I'll always remember you John and the friendship you had with Bobby. We miss Bob very much. He will always be in my and my girls heart.

December 19, 2012

My love and prayers are with all my cousins the Serranos. A tremendous loss for all of us. Rosalie Garcia

Barbara Fisher

December 18, 2012

I just loved knowing you, and hearing stories about you from your kids. I'm not supposed to say so, but, you were my favorite. I'll miss our "shootouts" and hearing you bust up laughing. You and Louise will always be special to me. Hugs

December 18, 2012

Dear Serrano Family, I was saddened to see that we have lost such a kind and loving man, your cherished memories will help to comfort you. I'll pray for him,
as well as for all of you for strength during this difficult time,
love Linda (Rodriguez) and Ray Cadena.

Leonora Fowler

December 18, 2012

My mother and I were sorry to hear of the passing of John. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Leonora Fowler & Josephine De Lara

Kimberly Walker

December 18, 2012

My deepest sympathy and prayers to the entire Serrano family. It has been many years since I have seen all of you but my memories of the old times, I will cherish forever.

Shuping Wang

December 18, 2012

Grandpa John had such a big heart that we will never forget his kindness, his love, his patience, his gentle smiles, and the time he rushed my 5 yr old son to the emergency room when he was sick. We know God has taken Grandpa John so he can continue his wonderful life in heaven and keep on watching all of us. We miss you, our loving Papason and Grandpa!!!