|Loving husband, father, and grandfather, John Cabrera, 83, of Galesburg, passed away at 1:03 p.m. Wednesday, December 26, 2012 in OSF St. Mary Medical Center after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
John was born December 4, 1929 in Galesburg, the son of Frutoso and Soledad Raso Cabrera. He married Mercedes “Sally” Martel on February 2, 1957 in Moline, Ill. She survives.
Also surviving are five children, John (and Rebecca) Cabrera of Galesburg, Alicia (and Jack) Carter of St. Louis, Mo., Christine Cabrera of St. Louis, Mo., Michael (and Karen) Cabrera of Aurora, Ill., and Julie (and Donald Meyer) Cabrera of Lincolnshire, Ill.; a brother, Jesse Cabrera of Galesburg; two sisters, Dolores Schmidt of S.C. and Mary (and John) Coronado of Maywood, Ill.; and eight grandchildren, Rachel and Paul Cabrera, Katy and Nick Carter, Kevin and Jacob Cabrera, and Olivia and Matthew Meyer. He is preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and two sisters.
Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Monday, December 31, 2012 in Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Rev. William Miller will officiate. Visitation will be 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. The Rosary will be prayed at 4 p.m. followed by military rites. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.