Dec. 11, 1933 – June 23, 2016
In loving memory of Castrense John Candido (CJ) who died at the age of 82 years and six months on June 23 in Mission Hills.
John was welcomed into heaven to be with our Lord and was reunited with his father Candy, his mother Anita and his brother Nino who preceded him in death.
John was born in Washington DC on Dec. 11, 1933 while his parents were on the road entertaining. John grew up in Burbank and attended Loyola Marymount University. He later graduated law school at Southwestern University School of Law. Other than being a successful practicing trusts and estate lawyer since 1963, John was a fabulous musician. His musical genre of choice was Ragtime and he played his piano with much gusto and love. John was also a true scholar having studied the Bible and its teachings for most of his life.
In addition, John was skilled in foreign languages and was considered a linguist, having read, written and spoken fluently over 14 different languages, although his knowledge of other languages extended well beyond that number.
Besides his career and hobbies, John was a father of two boys, Johnny and Charles, and John shared these past 50 some odd years with the love of his life and sweetheart, Mae.
John is survived by sons Johnny and Charles; sisters Flora and Teresa; beloved Mae; sister- in-law Cheri; and many nieces and nephews extending at least three generations.
John was a wonderful and loving father, brother, uncle and friend to so many of us and our lives are all the richer having known him. We will love you always and we will cherish all of our memories of you.
A memorial service will be held on June 30 at Crippen Mortuary Chapel in La Crescenta at
11 a.m. Graveside services will follow at San Fernando Mission Cemetery where our dear John will be interred alongside his mother and father.