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Passed Away On: 2018-01-12 00:00:00

John “Beezie” Crichton Rhodes of Hollister, CA

John passed away peacefully in San Jose at the age of 90 on January 12, 2018. He was born May 11, 1927 to John Rupert and Marjorie Irene (Crichton) Rhodes in Omaha, Nebraska. He graduated from the University of Nebraska, was a veteran of World War II, and worked at IBM in San Jose for the bulk of his career. Over the years John’s passions included visiting with friends, gardening, camping, golfing, and following the stock market and sports, especially golf. He will be remembered by many as a kind, generous, sociable and funny charmer.

John retired in Hollister for his last 27 years and had been active in sports scholarship organizations, both locally and at the University of Nebraska. John is survived by his 3 daughters; Lee Ann Rhodes, Susan Barley, and Marjorie Rhodes-Ousley, and his 2 grandsons; Robert Scotlan and Trent Rhodes-Ousley.

Donations in John’s memory may be made to the scholarship fund he started in memory of his father at the University of Nebraska Foundation, (https://nufoundation.org/) John “Choppy” Rhodes Scholarship Fund.

John’s memorial is scheduled for 10:30 am, March 17, 2018 at New Creations Lutheran Church 7275 Santa Teresa Blvd. San Jose, CA.