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John H. Day, a 20-year resident of Green Valley, passed away peacefully in his home on Jan. 28, 2013. He was born in Lincoln, Maine on April 8, 1925 to Crystal and Monroe Day.

After his mother's untimely death in 1926, his grandparents, Rev. John Rossnagle and wife, Belle, became his surrogate parents. John graduated from Mattanawcook Academy in Lincoln in 1943 and immediately volunteered to serve in the Army Air Corps during WWII. He became a ball turret gunner on a B17 and flew 35 missions over Germany.

In Dec. 1945, John married his high school sweetheart, Evelyn Nicholson. He graduated from Oswego State Teacher's college in 1949 and taught Industrial Arts (in Fairfield and Westport, CT) for 34 years. He retired in 1983 and became well-known for his wood carving and artwork. He also enjoyed volunteering as a docent at the 390th Memorial Museum in Tucson and hiking with his Viewpoint Hiking Club friends on Arizona trails.

John is predeceased by his brother, Arthur. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; his four children and their spouses, Crystal Babin (Angelo Vicari) of Huntington, CT, Claudia (John Dapp) of Newtown, CT, Scott (Christine) of Trumbull, CT and Cindy (Jack Baer) of Warren, OH; and eight beloved grandchildren. As requested by the deceased there will be no services. Those who wish to may donate in his memory to the 390th Memorial Museum (6000 E. Valencia Rd., Tucson, AZ 85756) or Carondelet Hospice (1802 W. St. Mary's Rd., Tucson, AZ 85745).

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Published in Green Valley News & Sun on Jan. 30, 2013.
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February 15, 2013
Evelyn and all you wonderful kids and grandchildren. I just want you to know how very sad I am about Johns passing. He was very special to me and Bud. He will be missed by you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love you Aunt Marian
Marian Day
February 9, 2013
Matthew Taylor
February 6, 2013
To Scott, Christine and all the Day family: So sorry to hear that your Dad passed away, Scott. My prayers are with you and your family.
Pauli Woodeshick
February 4, 2013
There are so many memories of my Uncle John, way too many to list here. I am so happy to have had him as my Uncle and proud of the things he taught me. To my cousins and Aunt I send all my love at this difficult time.
Laurel Taylor
February 1, 2013
John rescued us many times..lost glasses on the bottom of the pond....broken motor in the middle of the pond! It is not the same at the pond without you both next door. So sorry for your loss.
Marie Stanczak (Kallgren)
February 1, 2013
We were very sorry to hear about your loss. He was a great man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Karol, Dennis & Kassie Strahl (Kallgren)
February 1, 2013
Our deepest sympathy to all of you. May God bless you with the peace that only He can give. We love you, Cindy, and we're here for anything you need.
Nancy and Dennis Moore
January 31, 2013
Our deepest sympathies.
Steve and Beth
January 31, 2013
We were so sad to hear of John's passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Terri and Jason
Terri Patterson
January 31, 2013
Our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
Daro and Mary Miller
January 31, 2013
We've had the pleasure of knowing John through his daughter's eyes for nearly 30 years and have always marveled at his zest for life. Our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers to our dear friends, Cindy, Jack, Lorraine and Carolyn Baer, and the entire Day family. God Bless.
Stacie & Chris Kelleher
January 30, 2013
Thinking of you and your family. So sorry to hear the news. Surround yourself with your family's love. Monroe & Jan
January 30, 2013
Evelyn and family, There are no words that offer comfort enough, yet what joy in recalling a life well-lived! Let us celebrate a wonderful husband and father and give time time for healing. Love, Lorraine and family
January 30, 2013
Evelyn and family, it is at times like these that family, friends and faith help to get through the sorrow. John will be remembered by many for his love of family and life. May the peace of our dear Lord help you through your loss and grief. He is in our prayers.
Annette and Peter Brown
January 30, 2013
Evelyn, I am sorry to hear of John's passing. I kept track of you forks through Connie. Just take one day at a time!
Barbara Clay Russell
January 30, 2013
Our sympathies and thoughts extend to Mrs. Day and their children and grandchildren.
Mr and Mrs Frank Luongo
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