"Big" John Algeciras Sr.|
January 11, 1954 - September 17, 2013
Tuesday afternoon, John went home to see the face of God after a short battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family.
John met Margaret (Maggi) McKenzie in 1971 and after graduation from North Salem High School they married. Maggi said, "anyone who knew John really liked him". For many years John gave his time unselfishly to umpire for little league games. He had an unyielding love of the game and enjoyed watching the young folks come up through the ranks. It made him glad to see their progress each year.
John enjoyed spending a couple of weeks each summer at Lake Shasta with family and our Best friends.
John worked for Ferrellgas for over 22 years before being forced to stop working due to strokes.
John is survived by his only sister Josie Algeciras, his wife Maggi Algeciras, son John Jr (Danae), Corey Algeciras, daughter Jenifer Algeciras-Carter and grandchildren T.J. and Kailanie Carter.
A memorial service will be at 2:00 pm, Sunday, September 29, 2013 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church on 1770 Baxter Rd. SE, Salem, Oregon. Memorial contributions may be made to the OHSU Cancer Unit. Arrangements are by Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.
"Till I see you again, Love Me"
Published in StatesmanJournal on Sept. 20, 2013