John was born June 21, 1926 at their family home in Gresham Oregon to Italian Immigrants. Carpoforo and Margherita Ceciliani. John had 3 brothers: Charley, Louis and Chris and 5 sisters: Lena, Bena, Rosie, Annie and Betty. John was the last surviving member of his family.
John was a veteran of WWII. He served in the 81st Infantry 41st division in Leyte, Mindanao and Japan. After returning from overseas John drove truck for most of his life. John loved volunteering at churches and senior centers where he loved to play the accordion. This was one of his greatest passions in life. He enjoyed hunting and vacationing at his family’s place in Sportsman’s Paradise. He also liked cross country traveling in their motor home.
John is survived by his loving wife of 69 1/2 years Sue, 3 children John, Steve and Patty, 15 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. He was proceeded in death by his daughter Ronda.
The family of John Carlo Ceciliani would like to express thanks to those who share our grief during this hour of bereavement. All expressions of love at the passing of our loved one and all other acts of kindness will be acknowledged at St. Joseph the Worker Church 148th and Division, Portland Oregon 97233 on April 7th, Rosary at 11:00am, Funeral at 11:30. A reception at the church will follow the Mass.
May God Bless You all.