John M. Cardenas


John M. Cardenas, 63, of Fostoria, passed away on Monday, February 6, 2017.

He was born April 2, 1953 in Bowling Green to the late John W. and Demetria (Mendieta) Cardenas.

He is survived by his long time companion of 30 years, the love of his life, Sharon (Shank) Griffin; son, Kyle John Cardenas, of Fostoria, step-daughter, Kelly Griffin, of Findlay; sister, Christina Cardenas, of Defiance; nieces & nephew, Carmella (Cantu) Turnow, of Lindsey, Amanda Cantu, of Findlay, Armando Cantu Jr., of Fostoria, and Marjorie Cantu, of Defiance; and two grandsons, Braydon & Bryson Phillips, of Findlay.  He was also preceded in death by a brother, Demetrio Cardenas.

John was a 1972 Bettesville High School graduate. He owned Unique Plastics LLC in Bowling Green where he had been for 40 + years.  He traveled near and far to hunt for deer which was truly a passion of his along with enjoying fishing and gambling.  A mechanically talented man, John also enjoyed his motorcycles and cars.  He sang and played the guitar with the Mystic Blue Band.

John was always willing to help anyone and would make everyone feel welcomed.  He was always the life of the party.

 John’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Bridge Hospice for their care and compassion.

Memorial visitation will be held from 11 am until 12 noon on Friday, February 10, 2017 at MANN-HARE-HOENING Funeral Home, 407 N. Countyline St, Fostoria.  A memorial service will begin in the funeral home immediately following at 12 noon, Rev. Todd Dominique, presiding.

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H. Springer

I send you the deepest sympathy. Hearing about Johns loss has left me with a heavy heart. It is quite devastating that he was unable to see his daughter or grand daughter before his passing. At the same time it is wonderful to hear he had a good life and support system.

 Posted March 6, 2017 - 2:03pm
Gail Beebe

To Sharon and family, so sorry to learn of John's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

 Posted February 11, 2017 - 7:54pm
Kay Drake

So sorry to hear about John.We went to school together in Bettsville and John lived just around the corner from us. Will always remember his good looks and charming smile. Knowing he is in a better place and no pain will ease your pain.

 Posted February 8, 2017 - 9:39am
Janice A Deiter

To John's family,
We knew John and his parents quite well when they lived in Wayne area. I had kept in touch with your Mom when they moved to Defiance until your Dad passed. So sorry to hear of your brothers passing so young in life.
Our sympathy goes out to all of you. May you find peace in the loving embrace of the Lord through this difficult time.
Jan and Ken Deiter
Wayne, Oh

 Posted February 8, 2017 - 6:51am
Holly Benschoter Copado

I'm so sorry to learn of John's passing. I remember John always having a smile on his face, playing guitar, and enjoying times with my dad. May he continue to spread that smile in heaven and may warm memories of him carry the family through this time.

 Posted February 7, 2017 - 11:06am

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