John W. Weisenberg died peacefully June 6. He was 85.

A celebration of his life will be held in the future.

Mr. Weisenberg was born May 1, 1923, in Springfield, Ill., and moved to Alhambra when he was young. He served in the U.S. Navy for five years during World War II and also was a student at the University of Southern California during that time. After the war, he was successful as a small business owner and a salesman for Proto Tools Company, and dabbled in real estate. He was very intuitive and seemed to know when to buy and when to sell, and enjoyed the challenges of doing business.

He retired early from his businesses and started a tool collection, which he sold recently. It has become part of a tool museum.

Mr. Weisenberg is loved and survived by his wife of 62 years, Lorenita Forster Weisenberg; daughter, Loren Gregory; daughter and son-in-law, Suzie and Brent Daggett; son, John Weisenberg; grandchildren Charles Gregory, Teresa Babcock, Johnny Daggett and Anna Daggett, and brothers Joseph of Milwaukee, and Eugene of San Marino.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Research.

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