Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial gathering at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at the Ponderosa Pines clubhouse, 10135 Timberland Drive, Grass Valley, CA 95949.
John was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., on March 2, 1925. He lived in Michigan and Pennsylvania before moving to Grass Valley in 1994. He was an avid outdoorsman and was involved in the local Republican party in three different states. He was also involved as a volunteer in the Ponderosa Pines community. He started the Neighborhood Watch and helped promote Project Blue Light.
He is survived by six children, 13 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Winifred, and his son, William.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gold Country Community Services in Grass Valley.
Arrangements by Chapel of the Angels, Mortuary.