John J. Djubek
Mar 15, 1926 - Mar 4, 2019
John J. Djubek, Jr. passed away on March 4, 2019, just 11 days short of his 93rd Birthday. John grew up in Winter’s California and graduated from Winter’s High School. He joined the Navy during WWII and served as a signalman for the Admiral in the Pacific Theater.
He married Katherine Fernandez in 1948 and made their home in Sacramento. After many years of service, he retired from the Sacramento Army Depot in the early 80’s. John was an active life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, having served as Post Commander, District Commander, and Counties Council Commander. He was part of a Drum and Bugle Core and participated in many Veteran’s Day Parades.
John was a 63-year member of the Masonic Lodge (Buckeye Lodge 195), member of the Scottish Rite and Shriners for several years along with the Royal Order of the Cooties. He was also a Past Patron (twice) of Sacramento Chapter #190 (now New Hope Chapter), Order of Eastern Star. He also served on the Advisory Board for the Order of Rainbow for Girls and was a past Rainbow Dad. He received Rainbow’s highest honor, the Grand Cross of Color.
John obtained his AA degree from Sacramento City College after his children were grown. He loved fishing and camping and enjoyed their summer home in Chester. He was known as “the Mayor of Warner Valley” and compiled a map of the Warner Valley homes and owners for Emergency personnel so homeowners would be easy to find in case of an emergency. He was honored by the Plumas County Office of Emergency Services for his efforts which took many years of research.
John was survived by his wife, Katherine “Kay” Djubek, daughter and son-in-law Kathy and Al King, son and daughter-in-law John and Patricia Djubek, grandchildren Joshua Djubek and Amber King, brother Ronald Snodgrass and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother Anna Snodgrass, father John J. Djubek, stepfather Rupert Snodgrass, brothers Richard Djubek and Jim Snodgrass.
Private services were held with burial in Chester, CA. Memorial contributions may be made to: Shriners Hospital for Children, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817; loveshriners.org.