John E. Chedotte, Jr
Jul 29, 1949 - Oct 17, 2013
John Eugene Chedotte Jr. died unexpectedly on Thursday, October 17 at age 64 years. He was born July 29, 1949 in Waverly, Missouri to John and the late Ruth. He graduated from South Torrance High School in 1967. He happily married Ronda (nee Draper) on November 15, 1971. Throughout their loving marriage, they resided in multiple states; California, Colorado, New York, ultimately returning to California where he lived out the remainder of his life. The frequent moves were due to John proudly serving his country by joining the U.S. Air Force in 1969. His Air Force career also lead him out of the country to both Thailand and Germany. He held a variety of jobs throughout his service, starting as an airplane mechanic and ultimately ending his service in the information technology arena in 1990.
Throughout his life he could often be found behind a computer monitor or camera lens. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting. Cooking and gardening became his passion later in life. He also developed a love of hot sauce of any derivative. Throughout his life he truly enjoyed watching wrestling, and could often be caught reacting to the moves on screen. However, nothing made him happier then spending time with his grandchildren.
He held many roles throughout his life: Dutiful father to James Eric (Christina) and JeaneÃ©. Adoring grandfather of Serena, the late Valerie, and Anthony James. Proud brother to Margaret and Joe (Rita). Caring brother-in-law to the late Rodney and Tammy (Chris). Beloved son-n-law to the late Ralph and the late Patricia Draper. Esteemed uncle to Christina, Robert, Natalie, Robert (Rita), Ryan and Shannon (Kevin). He is also survived by other distant relatives and countless friends; many of which are at the County of Sacramento Department of Child Support Services.