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Henry R. Bustamante

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Henry R. Bustamante, 73, of Tolleson passed away on October 29, 2019. He was born on February 15, 1946 in Glendale, Arizona.

Henry was preceded in death by his father Juan and his mother Ernestina. He is survived by his wife Maria; his sons Enrique and Hector; his daughter Ximena; his sister Ernestina; his brothers John and Manuel; and several nieces and nephews.

Henry, along with his parents, operated John’s Market in Tolleson from 1955 to 2005. John’s Market provided the Tolleson community with local access to a grocery store and a place for friends and family to go and enjoy Henry’s amazing sense of humor and storytelling. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Henry was well known for his generosity and support for the community of Tolleson. He served as a board member on the Tolleson Service Thanksgiving Committee, City of Tolleson Industrial Development Authority and the Municipal Facilities District.

Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 9 pm on Friday, November 8th with a rosary at 7 pm at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85338.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 am on Saturday, November 9th at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 512 N. 93rd Ave, Tolleson, AZ 85353. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, 9925 W. Thomas Rd, Avondale, AZ 85392.

The family suggests that donations be made to the Ryan House at www.ryanhouse.org.

Condolences can be sent to www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear, AZ.

8 Comments on “Henry R. Bustamante

  1. My condolences to Pita, Alex, Hector and Ximena. Sorry for your loss.

    To the greatest man to ever live, Henry Bustamante. Where to begin to explain the impact you had on my life is impossible. It was an honor and a privilege to have you as my Tio. Thank you for everything you did for me and for my family. The loss of you has touched us all very hard but knowing that you are no longer in pain gives me some happiness. RIP Tio.

  2. My condolences to Henry’s family. Henry was like a rock to me, always there during the hard time in my life. I considered myself his niece and friend. He is now resting and no longer in pain.

  3. Our condolences to the Bustamante familia from Robert and Olga De La Cruz

  4. Lo siento mucho Pita Enrique fue una person que siempre ayudo sin esperar nada a cambio. Le agradesco mucho todo lo que hizo por nuestra familia lo bamos a estranar. Alex, Hector and Mena know that your dad was a beautiful human being and now his your angel watching you from heaven!!

  5. Tio,

    You’re passing last Tuesday was one that was very heartbreaking to our entire family. Every single day, every single moment and every single minute of the day you are thought of and sincerely as well as greatly missed within our family. It’s still very hard for me to believe that you’re gone…but my heart will ALWAYS be grateful for the time that you gave all of us here on this earth. Thank you SO, SO much for everything that you have done for myself and my daughter and our entire family Tio! You always had a heart of GOLD, and NO ONE will ever compare to you! No one will ever replace you! The suffering you endured over the last five months, is one I will never understand, but I pray that God helps us all find clarity, as well as eases the pain in our hearts with the reality of you no longer being physically here. I am so honored & blessed that you were in mine & my daughters life Tio…you will NEVER be forgotten!

    HEAVEN is VERY blessed to have such a beautiful soul! ❤️❤️❤️


    Susana Solorio

  6. November 6, 2019


    Words can’t even begin to describe the heartache our family is going through since your passing. I still find it hard to understand why God allowed this to happen to one of the GREATEST individuals that ever lived! But I pray that in time, He allows us to find room in our hearts understanding that you’re in a much better place (Heaven) and no longer suffering.

    You had a heart of GOLD Tio, and NO ONE will ever compare to you…NO ONE! Since your passing, every minute of every hour of the day is consumed with thoughts of your kindness, loving and giving self. I am SO GRATEFUL that you were in my life Tio! And I’m also BLESSED beyond words for everything you’ve done for myself and my daughter Bianca, as well as our entire family! Please know that the conversation we had about the Holy Rosary still continues every single day for you, and it will NOT stop!

    WE WILL GREATLY MISS YOU TIO!! You’re in the BEST hands ever now…God’s hands!! Heaven is a much more MAGNIFICENT place with your beautiful and loving spirit up there!!

    Please say HI and give our LOVE to Nana & Tata for us!

  7. Henry will never forget you , remembering all the times my daddy took us to your store..you always had a smile…RIP

  8. i will miss you and keep your memory alive. You changed our lives and allowed us to be a part of yours. It has been an honor to be your friend .

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