Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and wonderful friend to all he knew, John was born Jan. 23, 1931 to Henry and Dorothea Cobb-Adams in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was in the United States Navy from October 1951 to August 1953. He was an honored and distinguished member of the California Air National Guard for 37 years. He was a veteran of the Korean conflict, and the Vietnam and Gulf Wars. He entered into rest, Thursday, April 23, 2009 at home with his devoted wife of 57 years, Lynnette Cobb-Adams by his side in Carson City, Nev.
He is survived by his wife; sons John Cobb-Adams Jr. of Reseda, Calif., David Cobb-Adams of Carson City, Nev.; son and daughter in law Michael and Catherine Cobb-Adams of Dayton; grandson and granddaughter David Cobb-Adams II and Kelly Cobb-Adams of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; granddaughters Vanessa, Shanna, Krista and Casey Cobb-Adams of the Carson City area; and 9 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters Emily Brandl of Maui and Dorothea Nary of Hawaii, brother and sister-in-law Henry Cobb-Adams III and Lei of Kaui, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Kenneth and Bette Marks of Reno and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
JCA was a member of the 146th Airlift Wing of the Air National Guard at both the Van Nuys and Point Mugu bases and flew many missions fighting wildfires in California and across the U.S. as well as three months in France for the French Government. These missions saved lives as well as property. He enjoyed a distinguished and honorable career retiring in 1991. His favorite things in life besides his devoted wife were his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He had a talent for inventing and fixing things, took the best of care of his family and was blessed with many friends. He lived life to the fullest up until the very end without complaint. His positive attitude was contagious and he appreciated all of his many blessings.
Military Services will be held at Point Mugu Air National Guard Base, with family memorial services and final internment at the Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii.
A special thanks to Michelle and Paula from St. Mary's Hospice.