John North passed away peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 5 surrounded by his family. John was a beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend who touched the lives of many.
Born in Culver City, CA and raised in San Jose, John developed a love for the outdoors at a young age. John would often hunt upland birds and waterfowl in Merced County with his bird dogs Amy, Sarah and Brittany. He would also hunt big game, particularly deer and wild pigs. Those who knew him are familiar with his hunting excursions in the Sierra Nevada and at “The Ranch.” John was also an avid fisherman, whether it be on a large charter vessel in the ocean or in his aluminum boat on a lake.
John’s love for the outdoors was surpassed only by his love of family. John and his wife Barbie raised two children, Stephanie and Michael. Recently, John was blessed with two grandchildren, Madison and Charles, who he loved dearly. John was a selfless family man who always gave to others and never put himself first. His kind-heartedness and patient demeanor are evident in the lasting memories that he left behind.
Following in his father’s footsteps, John worked for Applied Industrial Technologies (formerly King Bearing) for more than 40 years. He loved his coworkers, many of whom remained close friends even after his retirement.
John is survived by his devoted daughter Stephanie North (Jesse Allen) of San Jose, his grandchildren Madison and Charles Allen, and his son/hunting partner Michael North of Merced. John is also survived by his mother, Nadine, and his sisters Claudia, Michelle, Charlotte and Mary. He is preceded in death by his father, Charles (Bob), and his two brothers Charles (Bob) and James.
Services will be held on Friday, Dec. 17 at 10 a.m. at Darling & Fischer, 231 E. Campbell Ave. in Campbell. Following the service, there will be a luncheon in the Roosevelt Room at the Campbell Community Center, 1 W. Campbell Ave. in Campbell; please follow signage from parking lot. Interment will follow at 3 p.m. at Los Gatos Memorial Park, 2255 Los Gatos-Almaden Road, San Jose, for those who would like to attend.
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