John Johns

Obituary of John Johns

John Paul Johns former CFO of the City of Atherton passed away at his home in Davis, California on Saturday June 2, 2018.  John Paul (“Johnny”) Johns was born on the 21st of July 1959 to David Melville Johns and Helen Josephine Johns in Redwood City, California.  He is survived by his wife Sally Ann, his son Stephen and his daughter, CeCe, his big sister Cyndi Crechriou his twin brother, The Reverend Joseph  F. Johns, his younger brother Richard M. Johns and his older brothers, T. Christopher Johns, Esq., and James S. Johns.  John was preceded in death by his mother and father, Helen J. Johns and David M. Johns, his oldest brother D. Michael Johns, his sister Mary Jo Johns, his brothers Terrance G. Johns and Ronald  R. Johns, Sr.


John was a proud former U.S. Marine (1978-82) who served onboard the USS Thomaston and was awarded the Humanitarian Service Medal for his role in the rescue of 77 Vietnamese refugees in the South China Sea in April 1981.  He was a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and received his MBA from the University of Santa Clara and was a Certified Public Accountant.  John was honoured by the City of Atherton with admission into the Order of Merit in 2004. In 2010 the City of Atherton honoured him again with a special commendation to acknowledge his extraordinary contribution to the City as its Chief Financial Officer. 


A Memorial Mass will be celebrated for "Johnny" at 11:00 AM on the 16th of June at The Church of the Nativity, 210 Oak Grove Ave, Menlo Park, CA.  Internment will take place immediately following the Memorial Mass at Holy Cross Cemetery, 1100 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park, CA. There will be a reception luncheon following the services at the Carpaccio Restaurant at 1120 Crane Street, Menlo Park, CA., from 1-3 PM. All are invited.