SANDUSKY — Juan R. Reyna, 86, of Sandusky died suddenly Thursday afternoon at Firelands Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.
He was born June 8, 1921 in Georgetown, Texas. He retired from New Departure Hyatt in 1981, and enjoyed operating his landscaping business until 2003.
He was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church, former member of Huron St. Peter's Catholic Church, and was also a member of the Norwalk Eagles, and the Sandusky American Legion Post 83.
He is survived by daughters, Mary Lou (Robert) Poore of Clyde; Marcela (Earl) McGirt of Clarks Hill, Ind.; Dolores (Robert) Schnell, Elena (Mark) Brown, Carmen Reyna, and Theresa (Curt) Jenkins, all of Sandusky; sons, Juan Reyna of Kansas City, Mo., and Anthony (Carlene) Reyna of Radcliff, Ky.; 22 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren; sisters, Gracela Tolento of Fostoria; San Juana Ambriz and Octavia Martinez, both of Houston; brothers, Enestacio and Sisto Reyna both of Fremont and Jose Angel Reyna of Austin, Texas; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Petra (Rodriguez) Reyna on April 26, 2005; an infant son, Robert Raymond Reyna in 1955; his parents, Domitrio and Marcela (Rodriguez) Reyna; a brother, Pedro Reyna; and a sister Rita Valesquez.
Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Groff Funeral Home, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, with Rosary services to be conducted. Prayers will be recited at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian burial at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 1605 W. Jefferson St., Sandusky. The Rev. Chris Kardzis will officiate. Entombment will be in Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron.
Memorial gifts may be sent to Holy Angels Catholic Church.
Online condolences may be made at www.grofffuneralhomes.com.