John Peter Didier

May 19, 1936January 22, 2013

John P Didier Age 76 of Sacramento, CA, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. John was born on May 19th, 1936 in Hibbing, MN and later moved with his family to Stockton, CA in 1942. He graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Stockton and proudly served in the US Marine Corps. He started the U.S. Sewing Machine Co. with his father and ran their small business for over 57 years. John also founded Sacramento Aviation Management Co. and remained the company’s president until his passing. He was an avid aviation enthusiast who also loved hunting and fishing. He was involved in numerous organizations including the loyal Civil Air Patrol and the Sacramento Co. Sheriff’s Air Squadron. In 2012, the Sheriff’s Air Squadron honored John with their Jack Birch Memorial Award for lifelong commitment to aviation excellence and uncommon camaraderie with this fellow man. John was the loving brother of Corrine Hieb, Cecelia Casper and David, Urban and Daniel Didier. He is survived by his children Lisa and Christopher Didier, Matthew Mahan and grandsons Alexander, Samuel and Zachary Didier. He leaves behind a loving family and countless adoring friends. All services will be held in Sacramento beginning with a visitation on Monday, Jan 28th from 4:00-8:00pm and vigil service at 7:00 pm at Harry A. Nauman & Son Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, Jan 29th at 11:00am at St Robert’s Church followed by burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery. A reception will begin at 1:30pm at Aviator’s restaurant, Sacramento Executive Airport. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Cancer Society.


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May 7, 2013

John was a very kind person and a true gentleman. I miss him.
Anna Bardon, High Flite Int'l., Germany

April 7, 2013

The takers in this world might live better, but the givers like John will always sleep better.

John was such a man that will always sleep well in his now eternal rest.

John,ellie Contreras

March 9, 2013

John , i learn so much from u you are truly a great person i got know u work with u keeping ur hanger clean us them planes i still go sadly to see the closeing of Sac Avation very sad u will be missed john bye my friend

February 6, 2013

Uncle John had a way of making a meaningful connection with every individual, creating wonderful lifelong memories. He will truly be missed. The world has lost a phenomenal soul---and heaven shall gain an extraordinary new angel. With love and condolences, Tina and Mei-Ling

Channing Thomas

January 30, 2013

God's Rest, Blessings, and patience upon the family members still here on Earth, knowing that you will be reunited with John in Heaven. The Thomas Family's prayers are with you.

Kris Taylor-Olin

January 30, 2013

Uncle John , may you rest in peace.To the rest of the Didier family , especially,Chris,Lisa and Aunt Leta prayers that you may have the strength from God to get through this ordeal.

Kris Taylor-Olin

January 30, 2013

Uncle John rest in peace and to the Didier family especially Christopher,Lisa and aunt Leta prayers for you all that you may all deal with this tragedy easier

January 29, 2013

John,a gentle, soft spoken man who loved and spoke so highly of his family....Rest in peace in the arms of the Lord.... To the Didier Family: May your grief be short lived and your wonderful memories be everlasting.....John will be missed... With deepest sympathy,
Jerry and Carol Hoiles

January 29, 2013

Mr. Didier was such an interesting person. It is an honor to have been blessed with such a wonderful friend and mentor as he...RIP John!
The Wells Family

Scott Owens

January 28, 2013

An icon in Sacramento's aviation community and beyond. A mentor and outstanding example of class and dignity to myself and I'm sure many others. We all have people in our lives who influence who we become, John was one of those people for me. Blessed to have known him for so long, blessed for the rest of my days by his profound example. God's comfort and Peace to those close and feeling his loss.