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John Vincent Preston, 86, was surrounded by family when he quietly passed away Feb. 26, 2014, in Medford, Ore. He was born to George and Kathleen Preston on July 17, 1927, in Fairbanks. 
He married Patricia Mackey on Oct. 24, 1947, in Fairbanks. He was a resident of Medford since 1961. John served his country in the U.S. Army. He had careers in banking, insurance and real estate. He enjoyed gardening and fishing.
John is survived by his wife, Patricia; sons, Steve, of Portland, Ore., and Greg, of Medford; daughters, Kathy Blanchfield, of Littleton, Colo.; Celeste Stevens and Mary Knauf, of Medford; and sisters, Kathleen Cotton, of Seattle, and Mary Glennan, of San Francisco; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his parents and four siblings, George and Charles Preston, Janet Livesley and Florence Preston.
A memorial Mass was held March 3 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Father Michael Antony officiated. 
John will be laid to rest at Eagle Point National Cemetery. Memorial donations may be madeto Sacred Heart Catholic Church, St. Vincent de Paul or Southern Oregon Humane Society.
Published in Daily News-Miner on Mar. 11, 2014
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