John Joseph Pargett, 86, of Mountain Ranch, passed peacefully into Heaven at his
home on March 21, 2023. Born in Oakland, he moved to the Mountain Ranch area
in 1946. He served in the United States Army for three years after which he
worked as a carpenter, cabinet maker, building inspector and building official for
both Calaveras County and the City of Angels Camp. He enjoyed his part-time
retirement work with Weber, Ghio & Associates in San Andreas. John was an
active member of Saint Andrews parish for his lifetime here. He met the love of
his life, Veronica Harper, at Saint Andrews and married her in 1966. They were
blessed with six children: Katie (Steve Leiga), Stacy (Mike Dixon), Doug (Laura
Colletti), Trish (Kevin Michels), Tim (Katie Ann Kalaf), and Michael. His eleven gifts
of grandchildren are John, Andrew, Aidan, Alex, Caitlin, Sierra, Greg, Levi, Ava,
Sabrina and Olivia. He had the pleasure of knowing and living near his nephews
Ron (Shari Albaugh), Phillip Sanchez, Allan Sanchez, his niece Cynthia Sanchez
(Jerry Jerzstad) and his sister-in-law, Shirley Huberty.
John is preceded in death by his daughter Stacy, his parents John and Genevieve,
and his siblings, Albert and Lucille.
A funeral mass will be held at St. Andrews in San Andreas.
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