After a courageous six-year battle with cancer, John Q. Carrillo, 85-year-old life long resident and businessman of Williams, passed away peacefully on Friday, Aug. 5, 2011. He was one of five children born to the late Conception and Maria Carrillo.
Mr. Carrillo served in the United States Navy as a seaman in World War II. He was an active commander and member of the American Legion Cordova Post 13 and was honored for his 60 years of service.
Mr. Carrillo is survived by his beloved wife Gertie; brother Frank Carrillo of Tempe; sister Lucy Santana of Page; his beloved children Johnny Carrillo of Williams, Madlyn (Danny) Bothmer of Spokane, Wash., Cathy (Stephen) Brobst of Williams, Lori (John Peters) Santana of Williams and Steve (Kim) Salas of Las Vegas, Nev.; treasured grandchildren Monica Glassburn, Brandon and Danielle Bothmer, Cecilia, Mario and Nicholas Santana, Jacob Maryn, Ryan Santana and Jewelie and Antonia Ramos; great-grandchildren Elysia, Ruben and Arianna Lopez and Albert Jr. Alonzo; and countless other friends and family whom were blessed to know him. John touched the lives of many people with his smile and generosity.
He was preceded in death by his brother Louie Carrillo, sister Adela Cebalos and late wife Sukie Carrillo.
Friends and family are invited to attend a rosary on Friday, Aug. 12, 2011 at 7 p.m. and funeral services on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Reception to follow at the American Legion Cordova Post 13.