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John Joseph Koury

1915 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
JOHN JOSEPH KOURY 98 YEARS YOUNG Santa Ana, CA John Koury passed away on Monday, February 17, 2014 in Santa Ana, CA from natural causes. John was born in Shenandoah, PA on July 3, 1915 to parents Nicholas and Marion Koury. He was the 8th of 12 children, all of whom preceded him in death. He joined the Navy in 1945 during WWII and continued to work with the Navy as a civilian as a Senior Electrical Engineer, Quality Inspection Specialist, and Electrical Planner and Estimator at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard until his retirement in 1984. During his 38 years with the LBNS he received numerous letters of commendation and awards for his work ethics, professionalism, exceptional knowledge of the naval ships electrical systems and going above and beyond the call of duty. John is survived by his wife Marcelle Koury; his children, Rebecca and husband Mark Wahlberg of Atwater, CA, Marsha Koury of Santa Ana, CA, Jeanne and husband Tim Moore of Corona, CA; his grandchildren, Rachel Abril, Lindsay Carr, Isabella Moore, Emmie Moore; his great-grandchildren, Sydney Abril and Kyley Abril and many other loved nieces, nephews, and extended family. John and Marcelle married on December 23, 1950 in Boston, MA. They lived in Massachusetts until 1955 when they moved to California. They made Anaheim, CA their home for 32 years before moving to Victorville, CA until 2007, and then made their home in Santa Ana, CA. John enjoyed many activities such as golf, billiards, and poker and was also quite the handyman and craftsman. But, in his long life he received the most joy when spending time with his family. Services will be held on Friday, February 28, 2014, 1:30 p.m. at the Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, California. Following services a reception will be held at the home of Tim and Jeanne Moore to celebrate John's life and favorite things. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in John Koury's name to the USO through the following internet link: https://www.uso.org/ Donate_in_Honor_or_Memory.aspx?LangType=1033 John's wife and daughters would like to thank all their family, friends, and The Neptune Society of Orange County for their love and support through this difficult time.

Published in Press-Enterprise on Feb. 27, 2014
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