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05/14/12 09:26 PM #1    

Terri Weborg (Bartell)

Rest in Peace, John.

07/05/12 11:01 PM #2    

Gary Edwards

John: Will always rember you (& your sister Laura) at Joaquin Miller Jr. High and briefly at McClatchy, if my memory serves me correctly. You had a great zest for life, since of humor, and were one heck of a dancer- center of attention on the dance floor!!  You passed away way too young, and I pray you are in God's Eternal Kingdom. Hope we meet again someday in the hereafter, God willing. If the Good Lord enjoy's "America's Got Talent", I'm sure you will be on center stage!! Deepest regards, Johnnie.

08/19/12 10:09 PM #3    

Jonathan Brosin



You were doing rock and roll when the rest of didn't know diddly.  Loved your music!

08/23/12 07:07 PM #4    

Art Carlson

Johnny and I were good friends from the 7th grade to the time that Johnny passed. Johnny's Uncle, who was just a couple of years older than the rest of us, got Johnny started playing the guitar. And, before we were out of Jouquin Miller, Johnny had formed a band with Uncle Russ and others. To fast forward, 'Johnny and the Dominions' Played dances at the old Governor's Hall. And one of his last gigs that I remember was the Skyroom of the Mapes Hotel in Reno. His star was rising! But the Viet Nam draft cut it short! Johnny didn't make Viet Nam, but was killed in a car wreck while serving in the Marine Corp. I'm sure that, if Johnny hadn't been taken prematurely, He'd be a candidate for the Rock'N'Roll hall of fame.

11/29/21 12:13 AM #5    

Arthur Sato

John was an outstanding runner and if I recall correctly ran the 880 on the track team. At Joaquin Miller Jr. High, we finished first in the 4 x 110 relay (B or C division?) city-wide championship at Hughes Stadium. I ran the third leg and handed the baton off to Johnny who ran the anchor. He was a late substitution for Fred Matsumoto who fell ill shortly before the event. We were all jubilant at winning the city championship, even Fred who unfortunately couldn't experience the joy of breaking the tape as the winning anchorman. We led throughout the race and when I handed the baton to Johnny I knew that nobody would catch him. He was flying!

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