Juan Jose Porras, age 58, of Elgin, IL, passed away at home on June 24, 2021. He was born February 28, 1963 in San José de Otates, Mexico to his loving parents, Juan Porras and Maria Rosa Soto.

Juan was formally educated only through the 3rd grade, when circumstances required that he stay home and take care of his younger siblings. Despite his few years at school, he highly valued education, and dedicated himself to study the United States Constitution in order to pass the test to become a U.S. citizen in 1997. He continued to learn new things, and especially enjoyed learning about outer space and the galaxy.

Juan met his wife, Belinda, at a house gathering. They celebrated 37 years of marriage on June 22nd, just two days before his passing.

Juan worked at Elgin Molded Plastics for 36 years. When he wasn’t at work, he liked watching his two favorite soccer teams, Club León and Club Deportivo Guadalajara S.A. de C.V. (aka Chivas). He also enjoyed working on projects and fixing things around the house, as well as gardening and being outdoors. He loved both being at home with his family, and also visiting his home in Mexico.

Juan was a hard worker. He was a good problem solver, very intuitive, and could figure out anything. Loved ones will remember him as patient, loving, charismatic, and easy going.

Juan was preceded in death by his father, Juan Porras. He is survived by his wife, Belinda Porras; children, Rosana (Jose) Lara, and Juan (Ashley) Porras, Jr.; mother, Maria Rosa Soto; siblings, Angel (Gloria) Porras, Martin Porras, Leticia (Guadalupe) Reyes, Jorge (Angelica) Porras, and Antonio (Adela) Porras; and grandchildren, Graciela, Aaron, and Mateo Lara.

Visitation will be from 5:00pm to 9:00pm on Thursday, July 1, 2021 at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park Street, Elgin, IL 60120

Mourners are encouraged to review the funeral home COVID-19 public health policies ahead of time.

Funeral mass will be at 11:00am, Friday, July 2, 2021 at St. Mary Church of Elgin, 400 Fulton Street, Elgin, IL 60120. Fr. Lisandro Crispancho will be officiating.

Interment to follow at Dundee Township East Cemetery, 420 Dundee Avenue, East Dundee, IL 60118.

Final arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home.  For more information, call 847-741-1128 or visit www.symondsmadison.com.

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