John Bernard Macaluso
1985 - 2017
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John Bernard Macaluso
Aug 20,1985 - April 2, 2017
Resident of Pleasant Hill
John died on 4/2/2017. He was born on 08/20/1985 in Vallejo, CA, graduated from Christ the King Grammer School June of 1999 and graduated from De La Salle HS in June of 2003. He attended Cal-Poly and received an AA degree from DVC.
He had a very loving personality and incredibly kind heart. He suffered with bipolar disease for a long time and is now at peace with our Lord. We wish to acknowledge and thank all his supportive friends through AA.
Survived by his parents, Joe & Jo Macaluso, sister Teresa Celli (Pete). Also his special nieces Gianna & Emily Celli who loved their Zio very much. Also his beautiful loving girlfriend, Chelise Stroud and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by his brother, David.
Friends are invited to attend vigil services on Thursday April 6, 2017 at 6 PM at Christ the King Catholic Church and to attend funeral service on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 10:00 AM also at Christ the King Catholic Church, Brandon Rd. and Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA with reception to follow the funeral.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in John's name to NAMI of Contra Costa County or your favorite charity. Express condolences at

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Published in East Bay Times on Apr. 5, 2017.
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March 30, 2021
May the memories of your blessed loved one continue to make you smile.
Rudell White
April 22, 2017
Dear Teresa,

We are deeply saddened by the news of the passing of your brother. We have you in our prayers and in our hearts through this very difficult time. All our love,

The Lopez Family (Cecilia, Xavier, Christina, & Alex)
Cecilia Lopez
April 14, 2017
Will always remember your sweet kind ways. Your piercing blue eyes that touched your soul when you smiled. It was fun watching you grow up in the neighborhood. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Joe and Jo. You two are wonderful, loving and generous people. Much love and strength to guide you through this tragic time. The Carone Family loves you very much.......
Jane Carone
April 10, 2017
Dear Joe and Jo,
I am friends with Richard and Susan through our church, and recently lost an adult son to brain cancer. While our circumstances are not the same, I know you are feeling many times more pain. My heart and prayers go out to you. -- John Whelan
John Whelan
April 8, 2017
What a privilege to know and love John. He was a blessing to those who knew him and left a piece of his heart with each one of us. Our prayers for comfort and strength continue for us all as we remember this dear young man.
Anthony and Joy Macaluso
April 8, 2017
So very very sorry to hear about the passing of such a fun loving and giving young man. I will always think about him fondly as I do his brother David who proceeded him in passing and remember how very loving a family he is part of.

May the Macaluso family know that they are in my prayers.
Rudell White
April 7, 2017
We are so very sorry to hear about John's passing. Bless your hearts, we send prayers to you all.
Bill and Liz Schalich
April 6, 2017
So sorry to hear of John's passing. He was such a kind and gentle being. My hope is that the beautiful memories that you've shared will bring you comfort and peace during this difficult time. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Linda and joe Policarpio
April 6, 2017
Jo I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words to say. Just know you are in my prayers. John couldn't have had a better family! Sincerely yours, Debbie Jett
Debbie Jett
April 6, 2017
You will be missed dearly by everyone that knew you. You had a kind, loving spirit and a huge heart. I can still hear your laughter and see your smile. You will always be with me.

I send my heartfelt condolences to John's family during this very difficult time. My prayers are with all of you...
Mitch Harper
April 6, 2017
Dearest Jo and Joe and Teresa and family, my heart aches for you. I am so very sorry about your loss of John. I hope you will find some comfort in your wonderful memories of him. May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Vickie Lewis
April 5, 2017
Jo, Joe and Teresa
So sorry to hear of your great loss. I remember John the baby of the family as so loving and a little shy. I remember him dancing at Teresa's wedding with friends. Although it has been many years since I have seen John and all of you since moving to Idaho, he seems to have grown into a wonderful young man that was deeply loved by all who knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. My love to all of you.
Holly Dovel
April 5, 2017
My love, thoughts and prayers go out to John's family and friends during this tragic and unfortunate time. I was lucky enough to have J Mac as a roommate and work out partner for a year and a half during our time at Cal Poly. There was no one that was more kind or thoughtful to me during our time living together. I had the privilege of listening to him sing every morning in the shower. And I will never forget his soulful rendition of "Maybe I'm Amazed". He had the most soothing voice. May you finally be at peace, my friend.
Justin Vonderach
April 5, 2017
We so express our love and prayers to you Jo and Joe and to your dear son, John.
Unfortunately, we will be out of town on Friday and won't be able to attend the service. Know though that we surround you with our love, our prayers and our support.
Don and Judy Walton
April 4, 2017
My husband and I had the pleasure of meeting and knowing John as he was roommates with our son Blake for two years at Cal Poly and in the same fraternity. John was always friendly and gracious when we visited and we considered him a wonderful friend and fraternity brother to Blake.
Our heartfelt condolences to John's family during this very difficult time. Our prayers are with you all.
Gary and Denise Silkwood
Gary and Denise Silkwood
April 4, 2017
May his memory be for a blessing and may Hashem comfort those who mourn,
Stephen HALL
April 4, 2017
I remember playing Basketball with him at Christ the King church when we were younger and seeing him attend meetings in more recent times. I am so saddened by this news. He will be missed and may he rest in peace.
Sean Kenney
April 3, 2017
Joe, Jo Jo, Teresa, Pete, Gianna. Emily and all this beautiful family are in our thoughts and prayers in a very special way. May the Peace of a Loving Savior find its way to your hearts today.
Kathy Bigot-Wieder
April 3, 2017
Our deepest condolences for your huge loss ,he was an Angel on Earth and he's now with Angels in Heaven
Ben & Michelle Mousai
April 3, 2017
This beautiful little light has flickered and found his place in the eternal light of Jesus Christ Our King! May all the Macaluso Family find Comfort in Our Risen Savior.
Carmelita Etcheber
April 3, 2017
Words can never express the sadness we feel for this tragic loss. Our family now has another void in it. We hope John is at peace. Love, Tanti and Uncle Clancy
Nanci & Clancy Wilborn
April 3, 2017
It is more than obvious that I was not the only one who was so impressed with John. My heart aches for his family.The world is a lesser place without him.
Larry Bolton
April 3, 2017
My beautiful Italian Superman. You always liked it when I told the world, in writing, that I loved you.

I will tell all the world and the heavens too, that I love you a million times over.

I love you John, I always will.

Jo, Joe, Teresa, and all of the rest of John's incredible family - you welcomed me with open arms and I will forever remember and appreciate that. By meeting you, I knew right away where John's loving and kind spirit came from.

Thank you.
Chelise Stroud
April 3, 2017
Joe, Jo, Teresa and family - I am so very sorry for your loss. I can not imagine the pain you all must be in. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this most difficult time.

With love
The Speckenheuer Family
April 3, 2017
My thoughts and prayers go out to all those closest to John, his family in particular. Remembering him today from good times spent at Cal Poly SLO. He was a kind and good friend!
James Enns
April 3, 2017
My heart breaks again for the Macaluso family. Lifting the Macaluso family up in my prayers.
Roseanne Etcheber-Cheng
April 3, 2017
I am going to miss you John. There will always be a sadness in my heart around the hole from your absence. Kind, gentle, caring and welcoming. This is a very sad day. You will be missed!Prayers and comfort for your family and friends.Susan Hart
April 5, 2017
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
The staff of Magleby's Oak Park Hills Chapel
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