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John Despal

Sept. 5, 1938 - March 29, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of John Despal, affectionately known as "Jughead" by his friends, announces his passing after a brief illness on Thursday, March 29, 2018, at the age of 79. A native of San Pedro, John graduated from San Pedro High School in 1956. In 1958 he began his career as a longshoreman and retired in 2006 after 48 years on the waterfront. John is preceded in death by his parents Nick and Annie, and his sons Nicholas and John Christopher. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of nearly 54 years, Shirley; his children Kelly, Marc, and Mathew; their spouses Eric, Arlene, and Amanda; and his daughter-in-law Jeanette. John is also survived by his sisters Diane Miller, Tootsie Fiamengo, brother-in-law Vince Fiamengo; sisters-in-law Mary Jean Salcido and Pam Tipich, and numerous nieces and nephews. A Rosary Service will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Mary Star of the Sea High School Building Fund, or a . Please sign the guestbook at mcnerneysmortuary.com.

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Published in Daily Breeze on Apr. 3, 2018
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