John passed away with his family at his side following a long battle with cancer. He was a loving, devoted husband and father, a caring son and brother, and a tenaciously loyal friend.
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Inquisitive, brilliant and passionate. John's interests encompassed music, gardening, politics and cooking -- his lasagna was never surpassed! Big John's popular and eclectic radio show, Pushing Up Daisies, aired on KZSC for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Erin; daughter Susanna Rose; adult children Joshua and Amber; siblings Paul, Olivia, Peter and Matthew and their spouses; nephews and nieces; aunts, uncles and cousins; beloved dogs Georgie and Fezzik; and his magnificent garden.
Your departure leaves us with an aching gap in our lives, Little Yonny.
We will always love you.
Published in Santa Cruz Sentinel from July 8 to July 10, 2012