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John Robert Hyneman


1923 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
John Robert Hyneman Obituary
JOHN ROBERT HYNEMAN 10/10/23 - 9/25/15 John passed away peacefully at Riverside Community Hospital. He is survived by his daughters, Carol Child (John) and Barbara Lustig (Thomas); six grandchildren: Cynthia, Heather (James Landgraf), and Melissa Child, and Christopher (Alyse), Jonathan, and Nicholas Lustig; six great grandchildren, and siblings Aaron Hyneman of Oakland City, Indiana and Nancy Koressel of Evansville, Indiana. LaVerne, his wife of almost 64 years, preceded John in death in 2010. He was also preceded in death by two younger siblings, David Hyneman and Helen Jane Ridgely. He was born in rural southern Indiana as the oldest child of Ferris and Ada (Grubb) Hyneman. John joined the Navy during WWII, training as a pilot, before transferring to the USMC. He met and married LaVerne Oliver, a Link Trainer Instructor, in Pensacola, Florida. John served his country well as an active member of the USMC until his retirement in 1963. In 1964 he joined the administration at UC Riverside, retiring as the Budget and Planning Officer in 1984. He and LaVerne traveled extensively. John also enjoyed many activities including reading, cribbage (he was the Okinawa Champion in 1960), friendly poker groups, bridge, and Community Theater. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandkids and kept a wall of over 200 photos by his kitchen table. John was a kind, soft-spoken, generous man who will be greatly missed by all who knew him. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to Beagles and Buddies (Apply Valley) from where 17-year-old Monty was adopted, or your favorite animal rescue organization. Private services with full military honors were held at Riverside National Cemetery. PRESTON AND SIMONS MORTUARY, Funeral Directors 951-683-7410


Published in Press-Enterprise on Oct. 18, 2015
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