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John S. Dr. de Champlon


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John S. Dr. de Champlon Obituary
de Champlon, John S. Dr.



John S. de Champlon, AKA the Crow, passed on May 11th. The Crow was born in Paris on July 3, 1920, at the age of 13 he was kidnapped by his father and taken to New York, his mother spent the next 67 years looking for him. In 1992 his daughter Jackie was instrumental in reuniting John with his mother in Quiberon, France. John graduated from Princeton where he ran cross country. As a First Lieutenant in the Marine Corps he was stationed in Guam where he flew fighter planes during the Second World War, while flying in formation under radio silence the pilots would exchange bird calls and the Crow managed a fairly good "caw", hence his nickname the Crow.

After the war the Crow worked for Eastern Airlines In Newark, New Jersey, where he met my mother, Juanita Anderson, AKA the Fox. They moved to California where he earned two Masters and then a PhD. From UCLA. The Crow taught various languages and humanities at LA Pierce college for 30 years. He moved on from our family and shared lives with several other women over the years. He retired from Pierce and traveled the world, eventually settling down in Albuquerque, playing tennis, amusing his cat Madeline and thru it all enjoying exotic foods, good cheer and the companionship of his family and friends.

John de Champlon is survived by his daughter, Jackie de Champlon Harris, AKA the Clicker, her husband Michael Harris, their son Christopher Harris, AKA the Craw; as well as the Crow's son, James S. de Champlon AKA the Bear.

A celebration of the Crow's life will be held on the 96th anniversary of his birth, today, July 3rd, 6:00 p.m. At 201 Cornell Dr. SE.
Published in Albuquerque Journal on July 3, 2016
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