CONFIRMED: John Reardanz, Retired US Air Force (139-24) 12 JUL 24

July 12, 2024 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Ebb Tide Lounge
2117 Harry Wurzbach Rd
San Antonio, TX 78209

The family of Mr. John Francis Reardanz, Retired US Air Force, requests the presence and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders at the graveside rendering of military honors of their loved one. We are honored to accept this invitation.

John was born to Carl & Merna Reardanz on April 25, 1947 in Kankakee, Illinois. After graduating (barely) from Wilmington High School, he enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1966. While stationed at CCK Air Base (Taichung, Taiwan) in 1971, John met his wife, Hsu-Mei, and had 2 ridiculously incredible children: Michael and Kathy. John retired from active duty in 1989 after admirably serving for 23 years. He would later serve his country in a civilian capacity for another 20 years. As if working one job wasn’t enough, John also moonlighted as a bingo caller at Randolph AFB for many years.

John enjoyed bingo, bowling, losing money at the Let It Ride table at Coushatta Casino, watching Judson HS football, spending time with his grandchildren, and playing the Texas Lottery…religiously.

He is survived by his wife, Hsu-Mei; son, Michael; daughter, Kathy; son-in-law, Van; grandchildren, Declan & Quinn; brother, James; sister-in-law, Judy; and countless extended family & friends.

WEATHER: Hi 91 / Lo 84, 13% Chance of Rain, 70% Humidity, Wind: 6 mph SSE

REQUESTOR:  Tony Lara, Family SPOX

STAGING:  9:30 am, Friday, July 12, 2024
Ebb Tide Lounge
2117 Harry Wurzbach Road
San Antonio, Texas 78209

BRIEFING:  9:45 am

KSU:  10:15 am (Semper Gumby)

INTERMENT:   10:30 am – Shelter #4
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Road
San Antonio, Texas 78209

RC:   Mike “Twin Towers” Roberts

FC:   Rich “Richie Rich” Pachecano


1. Iron horses if you can, cages are always welcome and appreciated and unless under special circumstances not allowed in processions. You do not have to have a motorcycle to participate in honoring our veterans.

2. Safety First: Please remember to properly hydrate (including the night before) before any outdoor activity and to dress appropriately. Do not hesitate to take a break at any time if you feel you need to get in the shade or get indoors and always ask for help at any time. Also please do not forget your sun screen.

3. Please remember that our mission is to stand tall and silent, and with honor and. NO TALKING, SMOKING, CHEWING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS, OR CELL PHONE USE IN THE FLAG LINE!

4. Cemeteries are hallowed ground. Please keep radios off and engine noise to a minimum. Observe the 15 MPH speed limit. Show our respect to ALL who are in attendance.

5. If riding/driving a motorcycle on Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, which is located within a Military Installation, you will need to wear closed toe shoes, long sleeve shirt, gloves, DOT approved helmet, eye protection, long pants, and boots/shoes that cover the ankle.

 ***Safety Notice***
Before volunteering and/or attending any San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders missions we encourage you to review all safety information below.  Included are some potential safety concerns to be aware of, however this does not include the full scope of all potential hazards.  Anyone attending any San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders mission understands that they do so at their own risk. Neither the Patriot Guard Riders Organization nor its representatives are liable for any damages incurred on any PGR mission or event.
Funeral Processions/Escorts
EVERY RIDER IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for their own safety at all times while riding in a funeral procession.

At NO TIME are any riders authorized to block any intersection or otherwise block or impede traffic laws in any way.  Only Law Enforcement officials are authorized to block and/or impeded the lawful flow of traffic.

If you choose to fly a flag on your bike you are SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for ensuring it is secured and not a danger to any other rider or traffic.

Warm Regards,
Bob “Pizza Man” Johnson
Deputy State Captain
San Antonio Patriot Guard
Honor, Dignity, Respect
Cell: (562) 413-2223