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John L. Holbrook

1933 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
John L. Holbrook Obituary
JOHN L. HOLBROOK 9/15/1933 - 1/8/2016 John Holbrook, "Jack" to his family and friends, a longtime Corona, CA resident, passed away peacefully after a long illness at Kindred Hospital Rancho Cucamonga at 4:01 PM Friday, January 8th with his family by his side. Born to Wanda and Bill Holbrook, in Wayland, Michigan, Jack enjoyed his early childhood on a farm. At ten years old, Jack and his family moved to Los Angeles. After graduating from Washington High School in 1952, Jack entered the U.S. Army and served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. After military service Jack owned and operated Brandt Automatic Cashier Company, servicing money counting and packaging equipment. Jack married Mary Catton the love of his life and while living in Gardena, daughters Mary Jo and Joyce were born. Jack and his family next moved to Los Alamitos, before settling in Corona. His career took him first to Wyle Laboratories in Norco and then to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena where he was responsible for Space Simulator Vacuum Chambers and calibration of high altitude cryogenic infrared cameras, traveling the world to set up the equipmment. Jack was a life member of the Roman Catholic Church, a member of the Knights of Columbus, a past president of and longtime member of Kiwanis Club of Corona recently focusing on the NEA's Read Across America program Terrific Kids. Viewing will be held at Thomas Miller Mortuary on Thursday, Jan. 21 at 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM with Vigil/Rosary at 6:00 PM. Mass will be held at St. Matthew Catholic Church on Friday, Jan. 22 at 11:00 AM in Corona. Interment will be private at Riverside National Cemetery.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Jan. 19, 2016
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