was born in Oakland CA . John served in the United States Marine Corp
and was Honorable discharged in 1965. He went to work for the Oakland Tribune
in 1965 . He worked under Maurice Johnson in Central City Zone in home
delivery for many years then transferred to Suburban Zone where he
worked out of the Walnut Creek office. His district straddled south
Walnut Creek, Alamo, and Danville areas. Big John as he was called loved
his fellow employees and he was a loyal Union member. He never had a
bad word to say about anyone. He would always greet you with a big hardy
laugh and smile. He loved playing cards, going to the movies and spent a
lot of time gazing at the stars through his 22” telescope. He was
versed in many fields and was proficient Biology and General Science. He
was survived by his wife Louise and Brother Ronnie.
John was laid to rest at Oakmont Memorial Park in Lafayette CA.