Published: January 10, 2014
John C. Nasalroad passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 20, 2013 at the age of 69. For the past several years John had struggled with serious health issues.
John was born in Los Angeles on June 26, 1944, but spent almost his entire childhood in Santa Paula. He graduated from Santa Paula Union High School in 1962 and attended Ventura College for two years.
John worked for Southern California Edison Co. in Ventura for over 30 years and retired in the late 1990’s. Most of his career at Edison was spent working as a hydraulic pump test specialist. John made many friends with the farmers in the agricultural community with the tests he performed on their water pumps to help improve their electrical efficiency.
Shortly after retiring John moved to Palm Desert where he lived for over 10 years. Three years ago he returned to the area and bought a home in Ojai to be closer to friends and family.
Before John’s health began to decline he loved to host big barbeques and pool parties for his friends and family. John also enjoyed fishing and golfing. But his real passion was his yard and home. He had a reputation for being a bit of a “neat freak.” The landscaping around his home was always meticulously manicured, and his vehicles, his house and his tools and were always spotlessly maintained.
John was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie and Viola Nasalroad. He is survived by his children, Ryan (wife Gretchen) Nasalroad and Tisha Nasalroad and three grandchildren: Derik and Jessica Nasalroad and Daniele Ibarra. He also leaves behind his brother Gary Nasalroad and sisters Susan Garner and Debra Seabaugh.
A memorial service will be held for John On Saturday, January 11th at 3:00 p.m. at the Life Way Baptist Church, 673 W. Santa Paula St. in Santa Paula. Rev. Bob Walpole will be officiating. A reception will follow.