BELCHEZ , JOHN "JB" August 19, 1947 to November 16, 2012 John "JB" Belchez was born on August 19, 1947. On November 16, 2012, JB lost his three year battle with brain cancer. JB was a multifaceted individual that crammed more into his lifetime than a normal person could ever dream of doing. His love of adventure took him all over the world, but in the end, he always came back to Hawaii and San Diego. Sailing, surfing and horses were his main passions. Over the years, the magnitude of his kindness, generosity, joy, and energy was experienced by many. His multitude of friends came from all walks of life. JB will be sorely missed and will not be forgotten. A bright spirit has left this world to begin another adventure. JB is survived by his wife Jessie, his father Jack, and his sister Helen. A Celebration of Life Service for JB will be held at Windansea Beach in La Jolla on December 9, 2012 at 11 a.m. There will be a memorial paddle out following the service.
Published in the San Diego Union-Tribune on 12/2/12.
Published in SanDiegoUnionTribune.com on Dec. 3, 2012.