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Obituary John A. Pineda
John A. Pineda
John A. Pineda (Johnny Al), 66 years young, has been called from us after an unexpected heart attack on 26 April 2014. He is survived by his loving wife Mary, brother Paul, sister Patricia, and his two children Renee and Jonathan. He was born on May 15, 1947 to Albino Pineda and the late Naomi Salas. Since then, John’s life has been a series of adventures that led him from the valleys of Ventura County where he earned his Eagle Scout badge, to military assignments in Korea, Germany, and Iraq. After 36 years of serving his country in the US Army, he retired as a Chief Warrant Officer Five. In retirement, his adventures became that of someone embracing the satisfaction earned from his hard work. With his wife by his side he welcomed five beautiful grandchildren, traveled to many of America’s wonders, and embraced his time with family and friends. Please join us as we bid farewell to John as he enters his next adventure.
A visitation will be begin at 10 a.m. followed with a Celebration of Life Ceremony at 5 p.m., Saturday, May 3, 2014 at El Buen Pastor United Methodist Church, 1029 East Santa Paula Street, Santa Paula, CA. Committal & Inurnment will take place at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA. For map and directions to ceremony location and to sign the family’s online guestbook, share stories, and post pictures please visit our website: www.santapaulafuneralhome. com and click on John’s name located below “Recent Obituaries”.