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John L. Pranin


1921 - 2010 Obituary Condolences
John L. Pranin was born December 11, 1921 in Boston, Massachusetts and passed away in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 11, 2010, aged 89. John moved from Boston to San Pedro with his family in 1935. He graduated from San Pedro High School in 1940. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He resided in San Pedro most of his life. John coached Little League baseball while his children were small. He was a police detective sergeant with the Compton Police Department for over 20 years until his retirement. John was an enthusiastic student of Old West history and loved metal detecting. He was predeceased by Lois Haller Pranin, his wife of 64 years, his son, William and his brothers, Robert and Stanley (died in WWll). He is survived by his son, Stanley Pranin; his grandchildren, John and Jeanette Pranin; and many nieces and nephews from the Pranin and Haller families. Pastor Robert Pruett will preside at his graveside service which will be held at Green Hills Memorial Park on Thursday, December 23 at 2:00 p.m. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Dec. 21, 2010
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