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John R. Day

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John R. Day, age 44, a former resident of Riverside, Ca., passed away on Aug. 01, 2013 at his home in Bullhead City Arizona. John was born June 30, 1969 in Hillsdale, Michigan and moved to California with his Mother in 1971. John attended Riverside schools from 1978 to 1987 and earned his California High School Equivalency Certificate in 1987. In 1988 he joined the California Conservation Corps and earned his Certificate of training. While in the Corps he additionally received Certification of training in Flood Control, Emergency Response and Fire Fighting. During 2001 - 2002 John studied at the Riverside Unified School District Educational Options Center and graduated with certification for Medical Assistant, both Administrative and Clinical. In 2003 John, earned Phlebotomy Certification from the Wagner Training Institute. John was a friend to man, always sharing with those in need. As a teenager he was always bringing home kids for a night, if they needed a place to sleep. As an adult he continued to share with those in need. He would be the first to give a homeless person money or a cigarette. John had a special love for dogs, always being concerned about a lost or stray dog he would see on the street. John's beloved Dalmatian, STAR passed away on Aug. 06, 2013 and will join him on his 'journey home'. She was almost 14 years of age. John and her were truly best friends. They spent hundreds of hours walking together the hills of Riverside that John loved so much. John loved music and was an avid reader of history. He had a vast knowledge of ancient and of world history. He understood the current political environment of the world and often pondered the fate of mankind. He was a very deep thinker. John's subtle smile, laugh and most of all, just John, will be sadly missed. John was preceded in death by his Father, Robert S. Day of Hillsdale, Michigan. John is survived by his Mother, Joan Day of Bullhead City, Az. his maternal Grandmother, Nina Drake of Hillsdale and Michigan, a cousin, Victoria Drake of Bullhead City, Az. and his dog Rocky. Graveside Services will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at Olivewood Memorial Park in Riverside, California.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Aug. 11, 2013
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