We are deeply saddened to announce that John Anthony Monte III, AKA “Johnny” or “Monte,” left us unexpectedly on April 09, 2023. He was born in the Bay Area of California to John Monte Jr. and Mary Ellen Rowe, where he lived until moving to Salt Lake City, UT with his children in 1994.
Johnny was a protector, being the oldest of 10 siblings, but he still picked on his younger brothers. No one else could pick on them though - “That’s John Monte’s brother; don’t mess with him,” other kids would say. He adored each of his sissys. He lovingly coined their nicknames as D1-D5 as each of their names begins with “D.” He cared very deeply and wore his emotions on his sleeve.
He was very smart, funny, and popular, and he always had such a radiant spirit. He was even class president in 8th grade. He has remained friends with many of his classmates from Dublin Elementary School and Hayward High. Before going to high school, he went on a trip with his grandparents to Spain -- a trip he would never forget and some of his fondest memories with his grandparents. He learned a lot about his family’s history on that trip. He was a lover of music and enjoyed sharing his vast knowledge and discoveries with those close to him.
He greatly loved his kids. He raised 3 crazy, caring, and sarcastic children, and he couldn’t have been more proud of them. His grandbabies were his world -- they’re also crazy and sarcastic little monsters. He has many nieces and nephews and great-nephews that he cherished and was loved by.
He was a lifelong fan of the San Francisco Giants and 49ers. His children picked up on that love, and some of their greatest memories with their dad involve some kind of game. He even coached his sons' little league teams. He always enjoyed going to spring training with two of his brothers.
He was a hardworking man. He would work most days, and you would have to fight him to take a day off. He would say his yearly vacations were all he needed. Nearly every summer he would make a trip out to California to visit his family and friends, and every fall he would head out to Lake Powell. His children, as well as other family and friends, have many great memories out on the lake, his home away from home. Through his work, he made many more profoundly impactful friendships.
Johnny is survived by his father; John (Linda), Siblings; David (Karole), Kevin (Angie), Deanna, Delna (Vince), Darla (Jamie), Danielle, Jonathan (Sarah), Dawnette (Mark), Children; Tony (Brittany), Dar (Kelby), and Grandchildren; Shantal, Cambrianne, and Nizeja.
He is preceded in death by his mother Mary Ellen, brother Al, and son Nicholas.
Family and friends are welcome to a viewing for Monte on Thursday, April 13th from 12:00 PM to 1:45 PM with the services following directly after from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Larkin Mortuary (260 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City). We will be celebrating John’s love for the San Francisco Giants, so Casual/Sports attire is anticipated but not required. We will also have an open mic to share memories for those who would like to speak. There will be a luncheon afterwards at the Rosedale Ward LDS Church (1148 West 500 North, Salt Lake City)
In Lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to John’s daughter, Dar, via Venmo @Dar-Monte. For other forms of donations, please contact Dar personally.
For those unable to attend and wanting to view the service virtually, please click the “Watch Services” link near the top.
The Castillo Family send our condolences to John's Family. I'm bummed we didn't get to hook up last year on our travel through Salt Lake returning home from the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
I pray his relationship with our Dear Saviour Jesus was one no one could come between. May we me on that Glorious Day of the First Resurrection!
John was a big part of our family during his years in Hayward with my family. R.I.P. Monte you'll be missed.
GOD BLESS YOU JAM III LOVE YOU BRO
God Bless his family.I can’t express how sorry I am for all.John was a good Man with. Big heart may each and everyone of you find peace through this difficult time.
RIP BROTHER LOVE AND MISS YOU
I have many fond memories of John when we were children. I didn't see him as often as I would have liked in adulthood. Miss you cuz.
I am so grateful to have had known and worked with John from the old days of Port. He always made me laugh and had Aloha spirit. He is missed.