John Joseph Bobchak, Age :59

Dec 16,1960---Nov 05,2020

John Joseph Bobchak, 59, of Santa Fe, NM, passed away unexpectedly at UNMH in Albuquerque, NM on November 5, 2020. 

John Joseph, better known as Johnny Joe or just ‘JJ’, is preceded in death by his parents, John and Connie Bobchak, brothers Mark and Jeffery, paternal grandparents John and Ellen Bobchak, and maternal grandparents Tony and Flora Rivera. 

He is survived by his daughters; Leah Bobchak (Jeremy), Candice Bobchak, Jenae Bobchak (Jamill), brothers; Blaine Bobchak, James Bobchak (Rose), Mark Bobchak, John Herman, sisters; Victoria Bobchak (Julian) and Suzi Alba, nieces and nephews; Jina Bobchak, Zach Bobchak, Melody Bobchak, Christian Andreychik, Xavier Clayton, John Herman, Jr. (Audrey), Jo Anne Ciaccia (Al), Chris Bennett (Bobbi Jo), Jason Bennett and granddaughter Jasmyn Ruiz. He is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Johnny Joe was born in Santa Fe, NM on December 16, 1960, to John and Connie Bobchak. Johnny Joe attended Santa Fe High School and graduated in 1977.  Johnny Joe worked as a wax worker for Santa Fe Bronze. He was also well known around Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico as the lead guitarist for the band Rozy and later for the band, Cockeyed Johnny.  His love for music and his natural artistry influenced many members of his family and also members of the community.  Johnny Joe’s artistic talents were passed on to his three daughters and he spoke about them with great pride and love.  Johnny Joe was a kind, gentle and humble person who never had a negative word to say about anyone.  Johnny Joe had a sense of humor that lit up a room, a smile that lit up Las Vegas and a warm personality that filled people’s hearts.  While JJ did not have much, what he did have, he freely gave to others.  He was a brother, mentor, and dear friend to many people and will be sincerely missed.

Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe is handling the cremation for Johnny Joe.  Due to Covid-19 restrictions, funeral services will not be held at this time.  A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Honorary pallbearers  are Carlo Armendariz, Victor Montoya, Ronnie Roybal, John Martinez, Wayne Dotson, Fred Martinez, Gilbert Mendiola and Alberto Alcocer. 

Arrangements entrusted to the caring professionals of: 

Riverside Funeral Home of Santa Fe

3232 Cerrillos Road

(505) 395-9150


John Martinez Nov 19 ,2020

Friend ,Santa Fe ,New Mexico

Such beautiful tribute to our brother JJ. A heartbreaking loss to family and friends, Johnny Joe was a kind and gentle man of talent, heart and soul. He will be greatly missed. My wholehearted condolences to out to his family for this tremendous loss...

Joseph Lovato Nov 19 ,2020

Musician brother and friend ,Rio Rancho ,New Mexico

My deepest condolences for your whole family from the Lovato's May JJ rest in peace and may the Lord Jesus Christ bring peace to your heart's and soul! Amen

Carol Nov 19 ,2020

Old friend ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

I knew Johnny Joe through my cousin Jennifer Brewer. He always had a smile on his face and was quite willing to give you the shirt off his back, if you had need. While I hadn't seen Johnny Joe in years, I feel the loss of him. Throughout the years my family and I would reminisce about him. I am thankful that Johnny Joe is in the presence of the Lord. I am truly sorry for your loss. God bless you.

John Herman Nov 19 ,2020

Nephew ,Northglenn ,Colorado

Very sorry for everyone’s loss. Not real good at these things but I do want all of the family to know I’m thinking of you guys.

Estella Nov 20 ,2020

Friend ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

You were a one of a kind, you always had a big smile that could light up a room. I remember when I first moved into the neighborhood and jj would turn on his Marshall and jammmm out. You will always be remembered for the gentle loving man you always were love you jj till we meet again

Estella Martinez Nov 20 ,2020

Friend ,Albuquerque

You were an amazing person you will be greatly missed

Wayne Dotson Nov 21 ,2020

Friend ,Santa Fe ,New Mexico

John was a dear a wonderful friend. Every memory I have of John makes me smile and I regard him as a mentor, friend and brother. John will forever hold a special place in my heart. Their are not enough words to share that can describe his impact on my life. John will be forever missed but never forgotten. He has left many memories and experiences I will relish forever. God bless you John! God bless the Bobchak’s for their loss.

Morris Branch Nov 24 ,2020

Good Friend & student ,Santa Fe ,New Mexico

I am so sorry for the loss of Jonny joe, he was a good life long friend and a musical inspiration to me. his attention to detail was passed on to a lot of local musicians including myself, my prayers go out to the family and one day we will meet again my brother.

Services at Later Date