- 66 years old
- Date of birth: March 27th, 1950
- Place of birth:
Inglewood, California, United States
- Date of passing: May 9th, 2016
- Place of passing:
Alamo, California, United States
We were so saddened to hear about John. He was one of the sweetest, kindest, caring man I have ever met. I will cherish all the talks we had while watching our boys play baseball. He will be greatly missed. Love to your family.
Love, The Tuckness Family
I had the pleasure of being John's assistant at North American Title. You could not ask for a better mentor or a kinder, funnier more supportive boss. Actually, John was just as much a good friend as he was a good boss and I am honored to say that we remained friends for all these years. My heart breaks for Geri and her sons as this is such a great loss for everyone.
I met John on the first day of Jr. High. We were class mates and friends ever since. John and I had many adventures together over the years. I was with John when I met my wife Diana and I was with John when he has dating Geri. John is a friend forever!
My father is the most generous person I have ever known. In my 28 years of existence, I have yet to cross paths with anyone that is so helpful and kind towards complete strangers. I remember when I was younger I used to get embarrassed whenever he would strike up a conversation with somebody.
Now that I am older, I realize how truly special that quality really is and I try to emulate everything about my dad. Even in death, he is still giving back to people he doesn’t know by donating his body to help research the terrible disease that he was plagued with at such a young age.
When I learned that not only did he donate his body to science but he also didn’t want a funeral service I couldn’t help but smile and think to myself “That is so Dad”. He would probably say something like “What would you guys even put in the coffin? Just have a BBQ at the house.”
My Dad could always make me laugh even in the worst of times and he is still doing it even after he is gone. In high school I wasn’t exactly the perfect child, there were countless times when I would do something to let my father down. But whenever I disappointed my father he never yelled, swore, or talked down to me.
He treated me like an adult and told me I needed to take responsibility for my actions. And once I finally got my shit together I realized that things would have been much easier had I just listened to my dad the first go around, because as it turned out, he was right all along…about everything.
One of my favorite memories of my father is the first day I came home after joining the military and seeing his eyes light up. I had finally made my father proud, and that was one of the best feelings a son could have.
Although I knew that his condition had deteriorated immensly, I was still shocked to learn of his death. I couldn’t stop thinking about all the times I never said “I love you”, all the times I could have called but didn’t, all the things I could have done differently.
But then I realized, it would never be enough. There isn’t an adequate number of times I could have called or visited him that would leave me feeling satisfied and ready for his passing. My father will never meet my wife, my children, his grand children.
The only thing that allows me to sleep at night are all of the great memories I do have of him and the fact that he is no longer in pain. On one hand I feel robbed of all the years I will not get to have with him, but on the other I am grateful for the years that I did have. After all, some people don’t even get to meet their fathers, so who am I to complain?
For those of us that were lucky enough to know my dad none of what I have written should be any surprise. Honestly, I feel like I could write forever about all the reasons why he was such a great man. I am thankful for everything he taught me and know that I am a better person because of how he raised me.
I also met John in Jr. High. In 1966 we moved from LA to WA and we kept in contact. One summer when I came back to LA for a visit, John and I went miniature golfing and had a great time. After the 20 yr reunion I lost track of him, but a couple of yrs ago, found him on FB and it was nice to catch up with him. John was a special person who was thoughtful, kind and cared about others.
I visited Geri in LA shortly after college. She introduced John, a warm friendly and funny guy. Keeping up over the years with letters and photos, that first impression was confirmed. My deepest condolences.
I met John when our sons were playing little league baseball. We spent many hours in the bleachers chatting. John was extremely kind and had a gentle soul. He wore his heart on his sleeve and anyone that meet him, knew from the 'get go' that he was a sincere and genuine person. An incredible role model for his sons, an incredible role model for everyone that was graced by his presence.
Greg and I are so saddened to hear of Johns passing. So many wonderful memories of sharing times as our kids grew up together. To think of John and the Macmillan family always brings a smile to our faces. We were blessed to have known him and we know he is in heaven sitting on some bleachers meeting new friends. You're in our prayers.
We met John and Geri through our boys Cub Scouts and Little League baseball. John was the kind of guy that always had a joke, and was just so friendly and pleasant to be around. He loved his boys so much, and was proud of who they were and who they've become. I didn't see as much of John lately, and I regret that. I'll cherish the memory of getting to have coffee with him in his backyard late last summer while chatting with his contractor. He was so proud of that beautiful beautiful back cooking area and I hope you got to spend some quality time out there with his family. I'll mess you John. You were a good man, taken far too soon by a terrible disease.
John & I met in kindergarten, and have remained best friends ever since. I have many fond memories of us growing up, many included embarrassing our sisters at dances, and our assortment of money making enterprises. Even though we aren't related he's always been a part of my family.
My name is ANNETTA. John was a funny, funny, funny guy. He was a master at pranks and play on words. When I moved to Highland Park, his home territory. John worked for one of the utility companies, connected with billing, and my bills arrived addressed to Bunetta, AhHanetta,Twanetta, HuLanetta, Toynetta, Zittnetta, Quannettico, HaHanetta, Talulanetta and more!
If you listen, you can hear the heavens laughing. John is there....
On the other hand, turn about is fair play. My sons called him "watermelon John". Tim couldn't pronounce MacMillan so watermelon stuck!
John was one of the kindest, most generous, people I have ever known. I didn't see him often but we communicated by email for years. Just knowing he is no longer with us here on earth, I miss him very much.
I am heartbroken to hear of John passing. I considered him a dear friend though we had lost touch over the past few years. I learned so much while knowing John. I know that he fought this terrible disease as hard as he could and is now at peace. If there is any solace to be had it's that he isn't challenged by this any more. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. God Bless.
The best way for me to describe John is as a man of integrity, intelligence, kindness, humor and perseverance. My memories of John range from his superb analytical abilities pertaining to the law to his wonderful wit. I am privileged to have been his friend. I will never forget his kindnesses. He is in my memory and heart. His body is at rest while his spirit in all its facets lives forever
We were saddened to hear of John's passing. He was such a kind, funny, smart and engaging man. He was very loved, God Peace to John and Geri, and Ian and Brian. Sincerely with fond memories, Carol & Lance Pierovich
John, you will be missed terribly by many people. You were kind, professional, demonstrated patience with people who needed it, rendered assistance to those who needed it, and faced difficulties with grace and humor. It was an honor working with you, and a greater honor to call you a friend. The world is a smaller place without you. With deepest respect, Jeff Brown
I have so many wonderful memories of John and traveling to CLTA Forms and Practices meetings. John was truly "one of the good ones."
He was intelligent, kind, and thoughtful and displayed amazing strength in the face of a terrible disease. i wish him peace. Terri Winchester
John was a colleague I always looked forward to seeing at the CLTA Forms and Practices meetings. He was friendly and funny. We lost touch over the past few years, but I remember him well. I am very sorry for the family's loss. Cathie Sherman
John and I became friends while still in high school, at cross-town rivals Franklin and Eagle Rock. Together with Annetta, we were the three musketeers, camping in Yosemite, a lifetime favorite place. After John graduated law school, we took a memorable trip to Europe. John was at once smart and analytical but also innocent and boyish. I will always remember fondly his humor and grace.
Im so sorry to hear about John It would have been good to have a friendship with John since I have also had a career in Real Estate We were friends until I moved away in December of 1965. If any one is Reading this That I have not seen in 50 years feel free to contact me at Russre@aol.com Sincerely Russ Huston
What a privilege to work with such a terrific individual. Collaborating with John individually or with Bill O'Connell on problem solving in the crazy world of title insurance was satisfying and rewarding. Whether discussing Escrow, Life, Martha Stewart or Taco Bell, it was liberating. John, where you are, may joy be with you. Fly! Soar!! You earned it!
I miss John's brilliant wit and way with words and his ability to find humor in almost all things, almost all the time. RIP, John. And Geri, may you take comfort in all the wonderful memories you had together.
Have a suggestion for us?