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John Machisic

1931 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
John Machisic Obituary
JOHN MACHISIC John passed away at home on November 11, 2013 after a challenging battle with leukemia. He was born on July 16, 1931 in Turtle Creek, PA. His parents were Stanka and Daniel Machisic. He attended high school in Turtle Creek and graduated in 1949. Receiving a football scholarship, he went to the University of Pittsburgh. The next year he transferred to University of Nebraska, again with a football scholarship, graduating in 1954 with a bachelor's degree in education. He married his wife Peggy, while still in school. He and Peggy had 3 children: Vicki Bryant of Yerington, NV, Daniel Machisic of Littleton, CO and Steven Machisic of Palm Coast, FL. The family moved to Lakewood, CA in 1956 and lived there for 38 years before moving to Banning in 1954. John received his Masters degree and PHD in education from the University of Southern California. He worked in education for 32 years as a teacher, counselor, high school principal and eventually an asst. superintendent in the El Segundo and Buena Park school districts, retiring in 1986. He loved Banning and decided to become an active part of it through involvement in community affairs. This service included Sun Lakes delegate, Sun Lakes homeowner's board of directors 1999-2005 (served as President), Beaumont School Board 1997-2001 (served as President) and Banning City Council 10 years until December, 2012 (Mayor 2004-2006). He was also a member of the Western Riverside Council of Governments, the Riverside Conservation Authority, the Community Redevelopment Board Member (Chairman 2003-2005), and the Community Benefits Committee. John was preceded in passing by Peggy in 2009, his wife of 58 years; his mother, father and sister. John is survived by his 3 children: Vicki (Walter), Daniel (Jeanette), and Steven (Shannon), 9 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and his beloved companion, Joyce McRae. John will be greatly missed and remembered with much love, fondness and respect by his family and many friends. Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 1pm in the Sun Lakes Clubhouse Ballroom, Banning, CA.

Published in Press-Enterprise on Dec. 8, 2013
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