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JOHN LEWIS AGNEW, JR. Son of John Lewis & Sylvia Agnew, was born May 8, 1928. He married his lifelong partner Mary Wood in September of 1952 after having serving his country overseas in the United States Navy. Upon his return he and Mary settled down & began a family. Together having 4 children, Sylvia, James, Brian, Karen. However, shortly after James was born he passed away due to unforeseen complications. John or "Jack", as he was known by friends and family, was a hard worker completing 40 years in the grocery industry. He then went on to establish a successful landscaping business after his retirement. However, once he grew tired of the difficult work that entailed, he found himself yet another endeavor and began working for McDonalds as a maintenance man, working there for a decade or so. Having survived many trying battles with his health in later years, he was a fighter and clung to life. His passions in life were his yard work, purchasing numerous automobiles (49 in total), drinking his coffee and eating his junk-food, his family and his 2 grandchildren. John is survived by his wife Mary; daughters Sylvia (Dudley) Crawford and Karen (Tom) Enochs and his son Brian. Preceding him in death were his twin sister Jean Kelly, and his beloved grandson Christopher Michael Enochs. John passed away peacefully November 11, 2012 after a fall and resulting hip injury. A service will be held at Thomas Miller Mortuary on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 10:00AM following with a graveside service at Riverside National Cemetery at 12:45PM. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Muscular Dystrophy Association or The Cure Duchenne, 1400 Quail Street, Suite 110, Newport Beach, CA. 92660.



Published in Press-Enterprise on Nov. 18, 2012
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