He was stationed at Fairchild AFB where he served in the US Air Force, and worked several years for Burlington Northern Railroad, where he retired.
He was a lifetime member of VFW 1435 and DAV 6.
John was preceded in death by his wife, Helen, in 2001.
He is survived by his life partner, Lori Church; step-children, Jeff, Sharon and Kathy; precious pets, Binky and Little Bit; and numerous friends, especially Boots, Sabrina, Kathy (Reba), Sharla, and the rest of the gang at Sam and Dom’s.
A celebration of his life will be held June 2, 2013, at 2:00 PM, at Sam and Dom’s, 2429 E. Sprague, Spokane, WA.
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