- September 9, 1948 - November 27, 2016
- Quincy, California
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John David Crosslin, 68, lost his battle with lung cancer on November 27, 2016 at his home in Quincy, California, with his wife holding his hand.
John was born on September 09, 1948 in Klamath Falls, Oregon, the only child of John W. Crosslin and Miriam E. "Pink" Grubb, both now deceased.
At the young age of 19 he proudly enlisted in the United States Navy, serving his country on a river boat in Viet Nam. After serving 15 months active duty, he gave three years in the reserves. John always said he would do it again if given the chance. To him, it was the single most selfless act of his life. "Honor, Courage, Commitment".
John returned home from Viet Nam and began a career with the United States Forest Service as an equipment operator. His career eventually brought him to the Tahoe National Forest, in Sierraville, CA in the 1970's where he served as the Road and Fleet Manager, eventually turning his software skills into a tailor-made position as a Computer Engineer until he retired in 2005. It was there that he made lifelong friends, Jon Fint, Steve Weaver and Mike Schultz.
In 2001 on an airplane from Albuquerque to Phoenix, John met fellow traveler, Cindy Williford. One year and one day later they married. She was his rock, but he was her anchor.
John loved radio controlled airplanes and drones, soaking at the hot springs, his outdoor sauna, tinkering in the garage, fishing, pizza, soft serve vanilla cones, and his kitties.
John is survived by his wife Cindy; step-children Nichole Williford of Anacortes, WA, Jacquelyn Berumen (Robby) of San Diego, CA, and Christina Williford of San Bernardino, CA; 3 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson; cousins Glenn Howard and wife Christine, and Vern Howard and wife Barbara of Klamath Falls, OR, who were more like brothers than cousins; as well as many other cousins.
John loved flowers; however the family is requesting that donations be made to the Plumas Healthcare Foundation.
A memorial service will be held at Sierra Christian Church at The Tavern in Beckwourth on Saturday, December 3rd at 11:00. Interment services will be in John's hometown of Klamath Falls, OR at Klamath Falls Memorial Park with a military salute on Monday, December 5, 2016. An opportunity to express your condolences to the family along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at www.fehrmanmortuary.com
392 Lawrence St. Quincy, CA 95971
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