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John Roque Baca

July 18, 1933 ~ January 18, 2022 (age 88)

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John R. Baca Sr., formerly from Alhambra, CA (1976-2016) and then resided with his son and wife in Ramona CA until he passed away on January 18, 2022 at the Kaiser Medical Center in San Diego at the age of 88.  

Father of David (Jane) Baca and John R. Baca II.  Grandfather of John R. Baca III and Shannon Baca.

John was born in San Rafael, New Mexico, to Merced G. Baca and Cipriana Baca on July 18th, 1933; the fifth eldest of six children.  He served in the Korean War and his favorite medal received from the Navy was his “Good Conduct Medal” because he would always say that was one of the hardest to get.  After his military service he decided to get a formal education and achieved several degrees.  He decided to work for the State of California and was one of their top three auditors before he retired.

John was a devoted member of the Catholic Church. He enjoyed going to his Sunday services at Miraculous Medal church in Montebello Ca. and All Souls Church in Alhambra Ca.

John's passion on his days off, were the horse races. Anyone who new John new he liked to handicap especially at his favorite track: Santa Anita.  He also loved driving down to Del Mar to enjoy the ocean breeze because it brought back fond memories of his Navy travels.

John will be lifted up at the Church of the Resurrection in Escondido at all services on February 13, 2022

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