John Douglas Petter, 80, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 21, 2023. He is predeceased by his beloved wife of 42 years, Ann, and survived by his daughters, Libby Zaine and Michelle Petter. He had two grandchildren, John and Kate, whom he loved very much. He also left behind his partner of 10 years, Pat Pauch.
John moved to Tuolumne County in 1991 and lived in Twain Harte and Jamestown. He worked for Olsen Technology for years and retired from working at the local radio stations. He was a gregarious and outgoing person who made friends wherever he went. He enjoyed spending time at the Saline Valley Warm Springs and Virginia Lakes. He was an avid HAM radio operator his whole life and recently took up birding with his partner. He loved thrifting, collecting things, and tinkering with electronics. He will be missed.
A Catholic Mass will be held on his behalf with a reception to follow at the Twain Harte Golf Course Clubhouse. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Mono Lake Committee.
- Date of Death: 01/21/2023
- Age: 80
- Residence: Jamestown, CA
- Services: February 11 at 11:00 AM at the All Saints Catholic Church in Twain Harte