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John Almond July 20, 1946 Nov. 18, 2009 Resident of Hayward John, lovingly known to all who knew him as Johnny, passed away surrounded by his family, in his home, in Hayward, California on November 18, 2009. He was a devoted husband for 32 years to Ginny Almond, a loving father to his three daughters, Rosanna Almond, Bianca David, and Sharon Cohen, and grandfather to 5 beautiful grandchildren: Melissa and Meagan David; and Alyxandra, Lauren and Joshua Cohen. He was born in Enfield, Middlesex, England. He played the saxophone and many other instruments professionally and for enjoyment for most of his life. At the age of 8 he learned to play the saxophone, then went on to play professionally with The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, and John Mayall, to name a few, before co-founding the Mark-Almond Band. Despite all of his professional achievements he was a very humble and caring man. He lived in Alameda County for 22 years. He was a long-time member and participant in the orchestra at Neighborhood Church in Castro Valley. He enjoyed fishing, home improvement projects, traveling, and most of all, spending time with his family. Friends and family are invited to a memorial service on Saturday, December 12th at 1:00p.m. at Neighborhood Church located at 20600 John Drive, Castro Valley.

Published in East Bay Times from Nov. 22 to Nov. 24, 2009
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