John Anthony III
October 14, 1964 – May 21, 2020
In Loving Memory
John Anthony III, age 55, passed away on Thursday May 21, 2020 due to esophageal cancer. John was born October 14, 1964 in Sacramento, California to Harriett and John Anthony II.
John earned a Certificate of Completion in Aviation/Power Plant in 1988 from Alameda College. He started as an Aircraft Mechanic for Alaska Airlines in Oakland. He later relocated to Tacoma, Washington where he continued to work as an Aircraft Mechanic for Alaska Airlines at SeaTac airport for the final 12 years of his 20 year career with the airline.
John was an avid horticulturist and loved being outdoors fishing. He enjoyed creating with his hands: wood working, assembling intricate models, growing corn and planting trees. He also loved sports, especially golfing, football and baseball. His favorite teams were the Miami Dolphins and Boston Red Sox.
He is preceded in death by his father, John Anthony II. He is survived by his mother, Harriet, and his younger brother, Tom. John will be greatly missed by the many people he befriended and worked with throughout his life. He cared deeply about them plus befriended and enjoyed everyone's pets.
A visitation for John will be held Thursday, May 28, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Sunset Hills Funeral Home, 1215 145th Place SE, Bellevue, WA 98007. He will be interred at Sunset Hills Memorial Park close to where his father has been laid to rest.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.sunsethillsfuneralhome.com
Thursday, May 28, 2020
John Anthony III
May 27, 2020
I met John years ago when I was working at the gym he often attended. I bet he could tell you down the the month and year when we met. He had an impeccable memory for things he liked or cared about. We became friends really quickly and enjoyed each others company. I learned so much from him and he has so many cool hobbies. I always really admired that about him and he was really good at every one of them.
We didn't always see eye to eye, but we had a great respect for each other. We lost touch for a few years and not long after moving to NYC I looked him up and sent him a letter hoping he would still be at the same address and thankfully he was.
If you knew John you know how sincere he is. We shared a lot of letters, phone calls, gifts and stories over the years. John would never allow someone to go without and his love for animals was pretty adorable. I think I might know the names or the faces of all of John's beloved pet friends and their owners whether on not they knew me. The more I come into contact with the people surrounding John the more I realize how proud and how much he cared for all of the people around him.
I will miss my friend dearly and I feel very blessed to have known him.
Rest easy John Anthony
May 26, 2020
John was a good friend and I loved working with him at Alaska. He did have a temper though and I remember a time or two when he got mad at something he was working on and threw a wrench across the hangar floor. Then back to work and finish his job. He also planted several Redwood and Sequoia trees at my home in Orting. He was the kind of man that would do anything for anyone. A gentle bear of a man, I will miss him.
See you on the other side my friend.
May 26, 2020
John was quick to smile. He was possessed of a quiet strength I always admired. I never heard him complain. Ever. I will miss his dependability as well as the easy conversations we had.
May 25, 2020
One day John who just moved in saw me loading my fishing poles. He asked if I like to fish and I said yes. He said he loves fishing too. After that we did many trips. We fished local lakes, the Puyallup cowlitz, and green river. We took trips on commence bay for salmon. I will miss him as my fishing partner, neighbor, and best friend.