In Memory

John Thayer Thorndike Jr - Class Of 1948

February 14, 1929 - January 12, 2004 John Thayer Thorndike, 74, of Martinez, California, passed away on January 12, 2004. John is survived by his four children, of whom he was enormously proud: Cathy Larson of Costa Mesa, Andrew Purmort of Newport Beach, and Carol Austin and Chris Thorndike of Walnut Creek. John was a loving grandfather to ten grandchildren. He was a loving brother to Walter Thorndike of Hawaii and Grace Louise Hunter of Oroville. John is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Michelle Thorndike, and his brother, Alden Thorndike.

Born in Massachusetts to the late Thayer and Margaret Thorndike, John spent most of his life in California. He served in the Korean War, and enjoyed traveling, hiking, Napa Valley visits, and Dixieland jazz music. John will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.

Dad, all our love to you.

Contra Costa Times, January 18, 2004