The Obit For John Pearston

John Pearston

Published in the Daily News-Sun on 7/24/2009


John Pearston, 80, of Sun City, Arizona, passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2009. Loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family.

John was born in West Hartford, Connecticut, on November 12, 1928. He graduated from William Hall High School in West Hartford, Connecticut, in 1947. He lettered in three sports: basketball, baseball and track. After graduating, he entered New Britain Teachers College in Connecticut.

Leaving there, he joined the Boston Braves Minor League Baseball Team. In 1950, John enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. While stationed in Preswick, Scotland, he met his beautiful wife, Jean Wilson, at a dance and after dating for 3 months, were married on June 18, 1954. They celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on June 18, 2009.

John leaves behind his loving wife, Jean; two daughters: Karen McDermott and Laurie Roberts; three grandchildren: Charlene and Tom McDermott and Christopher Dyer; two great grandchildren: Maddie and Haden.

John's ashes will be interned in the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, at a private family service.

In lieu of flowers - donations may be made in his honor to Sun Health Research Institute, 10515 W. Santa Fe Drive, Sun City, Arizona 85351.