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John S. Ponce

October 14, 1935 January 31, 2017
John S. Ponce
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Obituary for John S. Ponce

Ponce, John S.,age 81, at peace January 31, 2017. Proud Korean War veteran.

Enlisted in the Army at 17 and in conflict by his 18th birthday. Cpl. John Ponce was awarded the Korean Service Medal & Bronze Star, United Nations Service Medal, Presidential Service Medal, and National Defense Service Medal.

Retired Deputy District Chief Chicago Fire Department. Dedicated firefighter who served proudly for 36 years with distinction. John was very proud of his Mexican heritage, he spoke Spanish fluently, loved Mariachi music, Mexican food and Puerto Vallarta.

John is survived by his devoted wife Gloria Lipinski Wrobel.
Loving father of Gail (John) Morales, Laura Napoles (Nelson) Debigny, Cheryl Ponce, Paul (Karen) Ponce, Linda Ponce, Sharon (Mark) Zakrzewski and Juan Napoles.
Dear brother of Jay (Mike) Valesquez, the late Bernard (Lucille) Ponce, Trina (the late Marion) Sefcheck, and the late Paul Butch Ponce.
Fond grandfather to Erik (Alyson), Andrew and Alec, Gary (Staci), Margo, Tiffany (Herson), Robin, Ashley, Jessica (Tyler), Elizabeth, Tim (Meredith), Kelsey, Alec.
Fond uncle to Darryl, Valerie, and Scott.

Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m.

Funeral Saturday 8:45 a.m. from the Robert J. Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home, 9000 W. 151st Street, Orland Park, IL to St. Michael Church, Mass 9:30 a.m.

Interment Resurrection Cemetery

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Chicago Fire Department Widow’s and Children’s Assistance Fund, 20 South Clark Street, Suite 1400, Chicago, IL 60603. www.widowsandchildren.org


www.sheehyfh.com 708-857-7878

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Visitation

Friday

3

Feb

3:00 PM 2/3/2017 3:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 2/3/2017 9:00:00 PM
Robert J. Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home - Orland Park

9000 W. 151st St.
Orland Park, IL 60462

Robert J. Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home - Orland Park
9000 W. 151st St. Orland Park 60462 IL
United States

Mass

Saturday

4

Feb

9:30 AM 2/4/2017 9:30:00 AM
ST. MICHAEL CHURCH

14327 HIGHLAND AVENUE
ORLAND PARK, IL 60462

Funeral home opens at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday. Procession leaves the funeral home at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday to go to the church.

ST. MICHAEL CHURCH
14327 HIGHLAND AVENUE ORLAND PARK 60462 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

RESURRECTION CEMETERY - JUSTICE Final Resting Place

7200 S. ARCHER AVENUE
JUSTICE, IL

7200 S. ARCHER AVENUE JUSTICE IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Chicago Fire Department Widow's and Children's Assistance Fund

20 S. Clark St., Ste. 1400
Chicago, IL 60603
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