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April 13, 1929 – Nov. 1, 2018

John William Findarle was born in El Cerrito, CA. He and his family moved to the Riverbank area in his teens and Riverbank became his lifelong home. John attended Modesto High School where he found his love of building and electronics. John started the Findarle’s TV & Appliance store on Atchison St. in Riverbank in the 1950’s. It was there he met the love of his life, Cora Darlene Proctor. They were married in 1957. John and Darlene began their life together, building a home in Riverbank where they lived their entire lives, retiring in 1995. John and Dar shared a lifelong love of the outdoors spending time at their cabin near Kennedy Meadows and Lake Tahoe. Over the years they also loved animals, and had many dogs, the last being their precious “Baby Dog”.

Nothing was greater however, than his love for his family.

John is survived by his bride of 61 years, Cora Darlene Findarle. Two sons, John Jeffrey Findarle (Terri) of Midway, Utah and James Robert Findarle (Jane) of Modesto, CA.

He is also survived by grandchildren Phillip Avana, Michael Findarle, Dustin Findarle (Terha), Lexie Trivundza (Nick), Cassidy Findarle (John), Katelynn Bench (Colby), Brandon Findarle (Kylie), and 13 great-grandchildren.


The family will be holding a private service.

The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader

Nov. 7, 2018