John Alferes (1929 - 2018)

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John Alferes

John Alferes passed away of natural causes on July 27, 2018 at the age of 89 in Eugene, OR. John was born on May 24, 1929 to John and Sarah (Benevides) Alferes in Oakland, CA.

In 1948 John joined the United States Marine Corps. He achieved the rank of Master Sergeant and was a combat engineer during the Korean and Vietnam wars.

On November 2, 1952 John married Donna Irene Ecklund in Oakland, CA. They enjoyed 40 years of marriage until Donna's passing in 1992.

John retired from the military in 1970, serving his country for a total of 22 years.

After his service, John went on to receive his Associate's Degree from Lane Community College. John then worked for Lane Community College for a total of 21 years as a computer programmer, retiring in 1991.

On May 25, 1996 John married Patricia Grandahl. Together they enjoyed 22 years of marriage.

John loved Oregon Duck athletics and was a football season ticket holder for 50 years. He also enjoyed gardening and carpentry.

John was preceded in death by his first wife Donna Alferes and his parents John and Sarah.

He is survived in death by his second wife, Patricia Alferes of Eugene, OR; son Michael Alferes, son Robert (Carol) Alferes of Eugene, OR, son John (Mary) Alferes Jr. of Portland, OR; 3 grandchildren; and 1 greatgrandchild.

A memorial service will be held at 1 PM on Friday, August 17, 2018 at Sunset Hills Funeral Home, 4810 Willamette Street, Eugene, OR 97405. Arrangements are in the care of Sunset Hills Funeral Home.

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Sunset Hills Cemetery Funeral Home & Crematorium
4810 Willamette St
Eugene, OR 97405
(541) 342-6853
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Published in Eugene Register-Guard on Aug. 12, 2018
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