John Leland Alameda passed away at his home on January 31, 2013. He was proud to have served his country and was a hard worker who lived to be 88 years old.
John was born in Cherokee, Wyoming on January 6, 1925 to Tony and Pearl Alameda. He had seven siblings. They were raised in Wyoming on their dad’s ranch and worked as cow hands. He married Irene Silveria and they had three children, Linda, Charles, and Donald. Sadly, his son, Donald passed away a few years back.
Being one of quick wit, John was never one to leave well enough alone. He always had a come–back or funny saying to throw about and was able to keep his snappiness till he passed. He loved to deer, dove, and duck hunt. From time to time he could be found fishing the ocean or a river, it didn’t matter much to him as long as he was outdoors. John was proud of his service to our country and served with the United States Navy. He shared many stories over the years of his service time and war. Whether it was stories told to friends, strangers or his grandchildren many people were entertained by what he had to say. John had a way of making those around him laugh, many good times and stories will be missed. If you knew John, next time you need something, don’t go to the closest store, take a joy ride, slow down and enjoy a small piece of life and think of him.
John is survived by his daughter Linda Sousa; his son, Charles Alameda; his siblings, Jim Alameda and Ana Such; numerous grandchildren as well as great grandchildren.
A memorial potluck luncheon is scheduled for 1:00 PM on March 15, 2013 at Lower Green Horn Park in Yreka, CA. His memorial graveside is scheduled for 11:00 AM at the Oceanview Cemetery in Fort Bragg on April 13, 2013.
Memorial contributions can be made to www.woundedwarriorproject.org