1040 Whitley Ave., Corcoran CA 93212   |   Phone: (559) 992-3115

John Santos was born on August 2, 1951 and passed away on March 9, 2016 at UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco after a lengthy battle with bone marrow cancer.

He attended Oak Valley school and graduated from Tulare Western High school in 1969. He was a dairyman/ farmer. His greatest enjoyments came from his grandchildren and his niece and nephew, Rosalee and Austin Rodriguez.


He is survived by his wife, Cheryl of 42 years; his children, Shellene (Steve) Dias, Johnny (Priscilla) Santos and Jarrett (Laura) Santos; grandchildren, Dawsyn and Gavin Dias, Lillian and Emilee Santos and Carlin and Caitlin Santos; brother, Gary (Edwina) Santos; and sister, Darlene (Eddie) Rodriguez; brother in law, David (Suzy) Rosprim; and sister-in-law Susan (Burl) Watermann.


He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Lillian Santos.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to CAST c/o Corcoran Community Foundation 1220 Jepson Ave. Corcoran, CA 93212 or UCSF Partners In Care, UCSF Medical Center 505 Parnassus Ave., Box 0208, San Francisco, CA 94143-0208.


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