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John Joseph Binnert

05/10/1960 - 02/09/2021
Service Date: 02/20/2021
Service Time: 12:00 PM
Service Location: 2651 E 1st Street, Mesa, Arizona

John passed away at his home in Mesa Arizona on February 9, 2021 at the age of 60.  He was born in Rochester New York on May 10, 1960. John was survived by his wife of nine years, Claudia, his three step children, and five grand children. John had an older brother and younger sister, one niece, two nephews, and cousins. 

John Joseph Binnert was a Harley-ridin’ gentle giant.  With a kind heart and always a smile on his face, he was also solid as a rock to his many friends and family.    While he was a man’s man, he was also overwhelmingly respectful towards women and joyful like Santa Claus with children.  His loved ones describe him as a teddy bear anyone could rely on.

John moved to Arizona in 1998 from New York and eventually retired as a commercial driver.  He enjoyed road trips on his Harley where he traveled all over the state.  John also had an impressive collection of guns and knives.  John had plenty of stories to tell which always included a a good life lesson with a laugh.  John was so genuinely good, he could not help but rescue a dog if he knew they would end up in the pound, so over the years has saved the lives of many canine companions. 

John’s celebration of life will be held at 2651 E 1st Street, Mesa, Arizona on Saturday February 20, 2021 starting at 12:00pm.



  • Linda Martinez, Elliott Ambrosio & family

    We are so deeply sorry for your loss! Our thoughts & prayers are with you during this very difficult time!🙏❤

  • Michael Trivigno

    John Binnert .. A huge and caring heart. I will miss you always my dear friend!!

  • We will miss you John. Always the happiest dude ever

  • John I never had the opportunity to meet you but the pictures Claudia posted of the two of you made it easy to see the love you shared. You no longer need a Harley to feel the air in your face because now you have your Wings. RIP🙏

  • John was a good man, all around, I will always appreciate how well he treated my mother and he became our family. He will always be missed by us

  • So very sorry, Claudia. Never met John, but saw all the love and happiness in every photo you shared. Take care of yourself.

  • John was a great man! I love listening to the stories about John and Georges adventures! RIP John.

  • I only got to meet John a hand full of times, and each of the them was just as described in his obituary. He was always kind and full of laughter. He and Claudia would share stories of the dogs they rescued, it’s so sweet. I can’t imagine the shock the family is going through right now and I will keep them in my prayers during this certainly difficult time.

  • I knew John for many years we started out has shooting buddies then I had a Harley for sale John bought it . And that was the beginning of wonderful brotherhood. John is gone now riding the Golden highway in the sky with all our brothers and sisters who have gone before him. You were a good friend I love you and will miss you.

  • Sending our sympathy and love. We loved spending time with you and John at Missio Dei. May the Lord provide comfort. Pam & Larry Mills

  • Thoughts and prayers going out to the family. RIP Brother 🙏

  • John. Was one of. My. First friends. When I came. To phx transit. He will. He missed. Tremendously he. Was. A sweet. Awesome. Friend . John I had. Some masses said. For. U. Before death. And yesterday I had another mass for. U Wayne your sister. And caludia. May. God. Have your soul in peace. ❤ I have fun memories w u . Make me laugh when I think of them I will never forget u. ❤ your friend Linda villa.

  • John was. On of thr first friends. I made. At. Phx transit he will be missed remendously he always made me laugh. I had a mass said for John before. U died and now another. May God have your. In peace ❤ your friend always Linds villa

  • John was special. He was a gentle giant; full of kindness, generosity, respect, love and just full of life. His smile and laughter were always special to hear and unique to John. He found love and family in Arizona and I’m happy he was able to do so. May John’ s family find peace knowing they provided John with family and love…..

  • Lots of good memories of times we sat around and talked around the bus company. When I moved back to Maryland we still kept in touch. My condolences to your family at this time. Good man gone way to soon.

  • Rest In Peace brother Johnny. I know you were a happy man these last nine years ,because myself and Mary played matchmaker for your marriage to Claudia,your Queen. God bless you and I been praying for your Soul to be received into Heaven. Next time we meet, we’ll be little boys,innocent and happily at Home with our Saviour Jesus Christ!! I’m saddened by your departure brother and will always remember the days we rode the highways of Arizona. Feeling the Wind!!Until Valhalla!!

  • I am still in shock that you are gone. I am going to miss hearing your laughter and your smile. You were a great man full of so much love and life. I am so happy that you and Claudia had each other and that you left this world so deeply loved. And now you are with God in Heaven. I know that I will see you again. All my Love Big Bro!!!! ❤️❤️❤️

  • Thank you everyone for everything. John was the love of my life i miss him too much.

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