John was born on October 31, 1940 in Bellingham, Washington, and passed away on May 5, 2020 in Lacey, Washington. He spent his childhood in Bellingham and Ephrata. John graduated from Central Washington University, and spent part of his life teaching and then became a hardware buyer. He retired in 2003.
After his retirement, John did volunteer work with the Olympia Police Department and Providence St. Peter Hospital. He liked to travel, especially on cruises. He was also an avid Washington Husky football and basketball fan.
John is survived by his wife of 36 years, Jo; son, John Edward; daughter, Geneva; and granddaughter, Monica.