Jon Alvie Everett
September 26, 1960 – November 5, 2018
I was born September 26th, 1960, in San Rafael, CA. I spent my early childhood years on Vine Street in Paso Robles, CA. My grade school years were spent in Morro Bay, CA. My secondary school years were spent in Atascadero, Ca, where I graduated from High School in 1978. The vast majority of my working career was at Zurn Wilkins in Paso Robles, CA, where I stayed approximately 34 years, in the Pipe, Valve, and Fitting business. I wish to thank my parents, Neal and June for bringing me into this world and for their guidance through this point in my life. I also want to thank my brother, Yantzee for his support, I want to take this opportunity to thank my loving Wife Lisa, for taking care of me through this transition, after 32 years of marriage! I also wish to thank my children and their spouses Neal (Chloe), Gabby (Kevin), and my grandson Nikola for their support and care. I also want to thank my friends at Scotty's Under ground studios Scott and Ephraim Sommers for the countless hours of joy I derived from playing music in the studio on Friday nights. I also want to thank Michael Antonette and Steven Eddie, and life long friends John and Jimmy Gleason, for the many late night camping jams and all of their support through the years. Thanks to Jason and Darren Coombs for their support. Jason taught me everything I know about the guitar. I also want to thank Brian Stark for teaching me how to lay down a bass line. Brian always said, "if you buy used musical instrument, it really isn't used until you play it, it was just previously owned." I also want to deeply thank my colleagues at Zurn Wilkins and our Representative Organizations for their support. There is no other group of people like them. I love and respect each and every one of you.
After the graveside service, a lunch will be hosted at Zurn Wilkins at 1747 Commerce Way in Paso Robles, California.
- Graveside Service Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Jon Alvie Everett
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November 30, 2018
Jon was the utmost resource in our industry for all things backflow. Not only was he a great help in our industry, but he was just great to listen to. His story telling was legendary. My heart is saddened by his passing, and that he will no longer be there to greet us when we get to Paso. You will forever live in our hearts and online video. Paso will not be the same.
November 29, 2018
I learned of Jon's passing from the Current Zurn Wire. I wish I had known sooner. My heart is broken for Jon's family but also, for the loss of a dear friend. I had the privilege of having Jon in Middle Tennessee on several occasions. We became good friends. He loved coming to Tennessee because, as he called it, all of the green. He fell in love with the Middle Tennessee hills and I would always budget time so I could drive him around the countryside. As we drove, we talked and developed a great bond of friendship. I shall cherish that friendship forever.
Jerry Curtiss, Jr
November 29, 2018
Jon was one of the finest people I have had the pleasure of meeting. His unbelievable product knowledge and easygoing manner was refreshing and I always had confidence that Jon would be able to help me out in any situation. My only regret is that I did not live closer to Jon in order to deal with him
in person. Jon you will be truly missed.
November 19, 2018
Everyone in the Zurn family knew Jon as the guru who had all the answers to the toughest questions. I was fortunate to work just a few steps away from Jon for most of the last 11 years. Jon answered so many of my questions and taught me a lot. However, he left an even bigger impact on my life with his friendship. His door was always open and I value every conversation we had. He was truly an incredible person and I will miss him.
Zurn Wilkins, Paso Robles
November 16, 2018
My heart goes out to Lisa and the Everett family for their loss. I am truly saddened by Jon's passing.
Although I knew Lisa through my previous work as a child daycare provider, I did not meet Jon until I started at Zurn-Wilkins. From the beginning he would guide me through, and teach me about, the intricacies of back flow. He would become more than a coworker, but also a good friend and would continue to be through my 21 years at Zurn.
There is a saying that as long as a man is remembered, he will never truly be gone.
I will always remember Jon as a man who was a leader in his field and a knowledgeable teacher, a man who was dedicated to his work, a man who was devoted to his family and who cherished the time he could spend with them.
But most of all, I will always remember Jon as a good man, a kind man, a man I am proud to say was my friend.
November 14, 2018
We send our love and prayers to all of the Everett family. Jon was my friend and my partner when we did a BBQ. His Jalapeño poppers were the best!! He will be missed. Tommy a Marcia Sommers
November 13, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with the Everett family and I am very sorry for your loss. I was lucky enough to know Jon professional and he was always eager to help and one of the most knowledgeable people on backflow I have ever met . Even though he truly mastered the products that he represented he could explain them in such a way that anyone could understand and benefit from his vast knowledge. Anyone that has known him or worked with him had nothing but the best to say about him. Lisa and family I know this time is full of much sorrow but know that Jon will be remember and respected for many years to come.
American Backflow Products
November 12, 2018
To the Everett family I am truly sorry for your loss! I have known Jon for over 28 years he was an amazing person who will be missed, he taught me so much about the Wilkins products and was always available to help anyway he could. I feel so fortunate to have spent time with him at work, on the golf course, and several dinners. Jon touch so many people in his short time on this earth, RIP my brother.
Jim Taylor Sales, Inc.
November 10, 2018
My deepest sympathies to the Everett Family. I had the great pleasure of having Jon not only as a colleague but also as a friend for the last 25 years. He was a remarkable man and will be truly missed.
Sincerely, Bryon Keats
Zurn Industries, Calgary, Alberta Canada
November 9, 2018
An absolute legend has been lost. I've known Jon for every day of my 19 years as a Wilkins rep in NYC. Jon was the utmost authority on all things backflow, and pressure regulation. On top of his unparalleled knowledge, Jon was an outstanding instructor and an amazing teacher. Everything I've ever known about Wilkins has come directly from Jon. I've had the pleasure of meeting Jon several times, and shared a few meals with him as well. My condolences to Lisa, and Jon's entire family. Please know that he has left an indelible mark on our firm as whole, and his colleagues in NYC will never forget Jon. I'm assuming all the all the plumbing systems are running much smoother up in heaven now, as the best to ever do it has joined them now.
New York City
November 9, 2018
I had the immense pleasure of meeting Jon when I attended training at the Zurn facility in 2014. (I was in Customer Service with EA Langenfeld at the time - I've since moved to a different department). To say he was knowledgeable would be an understatement. Most of what I learned about Zurn is because of him. Lisa and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I cannot begin to understand the depths of your sorrow, but having lost close family members (both my parents and my only sibling), I do share in your bereavement.
November 9, 2018
I’m so sorry for your tragic loss. Jon was a wonderful guy, and great cousin. He will be missed.
susan and scott Sommers
November 9, 2018
Our love to you Lisa, Neal and Gabs. from our family to yours . Jon was a brother to Scott and a beloved uncle to Ephraim, Sarah and Jason, and Shawna.
WE will miss him too.
November 8, 2018
There are few people I have respected more then John a kind gentle soul ,funny down to earth all around sweet man that was you John .Jimmy and I will miss you very much tell we meet again .Prayers and much love Lisa and children and Everett Family
Uncle Jerry & Aunt Linda Brown
November 7, 2018
Love you from the depths of our hearts and will hold you in our hearts all our days. Jon—An all round amazing person, caring with a big heart and great sense of humor. We’ll miss our discussions of Granny’s biscuits and chocolate gravy and your love of liver and onions. May the angels have prepared an awesome party for your arrival. Keeping Lisa, Neal, Gabby and family in our prayers—there just aren’t really words, love.