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John William MacInnes

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From page A4 | July 20, 2014 |

July 24, 1929 – June 24, 2014

John William MacInnes was born July 24, 1929, in Berkeley, Calif. He grew up in Richmond and attended El Cerrito High. If you were to ask Bill what his favorite part of high school was, he would respond, “All of it.” He liked the academics, social aspects and most importantly, sports. He would pull out the letter “C” and reminisce about the time he spent playing baseball, basketball and football. After high school, he attended San Jose State with the hopes of becoming a history teacher. But life had another path for him.

On Sept. 12, 1949, he married his high school sweetheart, Jimona June Hollar, and they moved to Concord, Calif., to raise their family. It was then that Bill began his career at Standard Oil in Richmond, Chevron as it is known now. He kept the career choice in the family, with his dad and father-in-law both retiring from Standard Oil. He was able to assist in many company startups from St. John New Brunswick and El Segundo, to name a few. He took a real interest in all those who worked for him and safety was his main concern.

When the commute became difficult, he began to search out areas that would be a good fit for his family. Over the next several years he made countless trips to Green Valley, trying to convince Jimona this was the place to come. In 1972, they made the move to Green Valley and this become home. Neither of them ever looked back. They enjoyed hosting most family events (he was the master of the barbecue), gardening, stargazing in the evening and loving the tranquility that Green Valley offered. Most evenings you would find Bill on the deck with a glass of wine, admiring all the work he had done in the yard that day.

Bill was honored at his retirement party when his bosses referred to him as one of two “wildcats” of Chevron. He had worked his way up the ranks, attaining the position of assistant superintendent without a college degree; an achievement that made him proud.

After Bill retired, he continued to travel with Jimona. He especially enjoyed their yearly trip to Graeagle, Calif. It wasn’t long before the entire family would converge over Memorial Day weekend to enjoy memories in the making.

Most weekends you would find Bill playing golf at Green Valley Country Club, where he was a member, coming home with lunch in hand. He not only enjoyed the game but the friendships golf fostered.

John (Bill) is survived by his children, Jill Scicluna, Jim (Kelley) and Jeff (Tami); grandchildren, Jamie, Heather, Noah, Duncan, Ashley, Cory, Colin and Marisa; great-grandchildren, Taylor and Landon.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jimona June MacInnes; his parents, William Alexander MacInnes and Margaret MacInnes; brothers, Worth “Skip” MacInnes and Robert “Bob” MacInnes.

The family would like to thank the staff at Kaiser Hospice and Vacaville Convalescent Rehabilitation Center for their loving care.

A memorial for the immediate family will be held at a later date.

Arrangements under the care of Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, www.bryanbraker.com.

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