More detail on this person: John Havens passed away Sunday evening after a valiant battle with
adrenal cancer. He touched many lives with his vivacious spirit and quirky sense of humor.
John was born in Glendale, CA, graduated from Campbell High School and earned a degree in Business Administration from Cal Poly University in San Luis Obispo, CA. After proudly serving his country as a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army, he spent the next 15 years working in the family business, A.G. Pond Co, selling welding and industrial equipment. When the company sold to Air Gas in 1992, he and his wife, Sandra, started a manufacture rep business marketing wireless data communication devices to OEM's. John enjoyed cooking, traveling, golfing, and skiing. He was also a member of the Saint Claire Club in San Jose and La Rinconada Country Club in Los Gatos.
John is survived by: his wife, Sandra, daughter Gina Mills, stepdaughter, Laurie Ackerman, son in law Dave Ackerman and grandson, Casey Ackerman. He is also survived by: his brother Ron Havens, nephews Wes and Ash Havens and Ash's wife Janae Havens. Brother Tim Havens; Carol Havens, wife of Tim, niece Aubrielle, Havens and nephew Austin Havens, and his mother, Alice Havens. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Friends and family are invited to a visitation on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Darling Fisher Funeral Home in Los Gatos, CA. and a funeral service at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 13601 Saratoga Ave. in Saratoga, CA at 1:00 p.m. Burial to follow at Los Gatos Memorial Park.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to: The American Cancer Society , Adrenal Cancer Research
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on August 4, 2013
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