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John Joseph "JJ" Farrell

John Joseph "JJ" Farrell Resident of San Carlos, CA. April 7, 1923 - Mar.16, 2010 John passed away peacefully in Redwood City, at age 86. Born in San Jose to Irish immigrant parents, he was a graduate of Bellarmine College Preparatory class of 1941. After serving in Europe during World War II for the US Army Medical Corp, he attended San Jose State University earning a degree in Industrial Arts in 1950 and a teaching credential in 1951. He taught shop at Burlingame Intermediate School for 10 years and San Carlos High School for 17 years before retiring from education in 1978. His second career was the position of facilities manager for the Garden City Club in San Jose for over 10 years. He is survived by Norma, his wife of 60 years, sister, Pat Farrell, his son Timothy and wife Linda, and his daughter Kathleen and her partner, Cliff. He was much beloved by his three grandchildren, Matthew, Charles, and Natalie Farrell, as well as many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held at LIMA-CAMPAGNA-ALAMEDA MISSION CHAPEL, 600 S. 2nd Street, San Jose, Friday March 19, at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery. The family requests donations to Doctors without Borders, in lieu of flowers.
Published in San Jose Mercury News on Mar. 18, 2010
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