John died peacefully at home May 31, 2012, surrounded by family after a lengthy convalescence. He was an intelligent, generous and good humored family man who will be deeply missed. He was born July 6, 1926, in Des Moines, Iowa. |
After graduating from Beverly Hills High School in 1944, John obtained a B.S. degree in physics at USC in 1950 and a M.S. degree at UCLA in 1952. He married Abigail Haskell in 1954 and made a home in La Jolla, California. He worked as a civilian researcher for the U.S. Navy in San Diego for 30 years. After retiring, John traveled widely with Gail, the love of his life. John was a gifted photographer who exhibited his work locally. He loved music and the arts and was active in the La Jolla Athenaeum and San Diego Historical Society.
He is survived by his wife, Abigail; children, Donald, Tamlin and Charles; and grandchildren, Grace, Gabrielle, Chloe, Avery, Alma and Karl.
A memorial fund is being established at the San Diego Historical Society.
Published in La Jolla Light on July 5, 2012