Last updated 5/24/2007 at Noon
April 9, 1910 – May 8, 2007
John Fletcher passed away on May 8, 2007 at Fallbrook Hospital. He had recently celebrated his 97th birthday with a gala football-themed party at Silvergate where he lived.
John was born in El Monte, California on April 9, 1910 and lived in Southern California all of his life. He lived in La Canada Flintridge for 27 years. The Fletchers moved to Fallbrook in 1972 after John retired.
He leaves his wife of 69 years, Marinell Fletcher; two sons Thomas Fletcher, San Diego and Dennis Fletcher, Lake Forest, three grandchildren and one great grandson.
John graduated from UCLA where he was a star football player and the starting quarterback for the 1932 and 1933 seasons. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, Blue C Letterman’s Association, and Blue Key honorary society. He also lettered in track.
After graduation, John worked for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for 37 years. He was Manager of Quality Control for the Western Division.
John was primarily devoted to his family. He was an avid supporter of all sports, particularly UCLA football. He also loved gardening and was known for his award winning camellias and cymbidiums.
In East Ridge, he served as the first president of the Homeowners Association and served many years on the Landscape and Architecture Committees.
There will be a memorial service for John on Saturday, May 26 at 2 p.m. at Silvergate’s East Building, 420 Elbrook Drive, Fallbrook.
Donations may be made to the Angel Society of Fallbrook, P.O. Box 1408, Fallbrook, CA 92088.
A sincere, quiet, honorable man, John will be missed by his family and many friends.