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MSGT John Richard McCandless

MSGT John Richard McCandless

Birth
Adrian, Nobles County, Minnesota, USA
Death 11 Mar 2010 (aged 86)
Escondido, San Diego County, California, USA
Burial Oceanside, San Diego County, California, USA
Memorial ID 60046934 · View Source
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John Richard McCandless, MSgt, USMC, Ret, 86, Oceanside died on March 11, 2010 at Las Villas Del Norte Health Center in Escondido, CA. The son of the late Rollin Louis McCandless and Catherine Amelia Rethlake McCandless, John McCandless was born April 18, 1923 in Adrien, MN. On 5 June, 1942 he joined the Marine Corps and retired as a Master Sergeant after 26 years of service. He saw action in World War II at Guadacanal, Tarawa, Saipan, Okinawa and in China; in the Korean War with the 1st Engineer Battalion, Baker Company at Seoul, Inchon, and the Chosin Reservoir; and in Vietnam. He received two Purple Hearts, numerous commendations and unit citation awards. After retiring from the Marines, he worked as a Carpenter until his final retirement. He was continuously very active in his church and the Knights of Columbus as a Fourth Degree Knight. On 10 January, 1950, Mr. McCandless married Esther Anne Scholl of Falls City, NE. They lived in Oceanside, CA. To this union four children were born who all survive him: Kenneth Jon McCandless, Leslie Joanne Gibson, Mary Jane Carrozza, and Nanette Jean McCandless. He is also survived by four sisters: Marietta Suek, Joan Johnson, Esther Skeate, and Marilyn Krenik; two brothers: Jerome and Patrick, four grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, three sisters, and one baby brother.



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  • Created by: AngelWings
  • Added: 13 Oct 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 60046934
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for MSGT John Richard McCandless (18 Apr 1923–11 Mar 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 60046934, citing Eternal Hills Memorial Park, Oceanside, San Diego County, California, USA ; Maintained by AngelWings (contributor 46797866) .