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In Memory

John Camacho

John was born May 25, 1937 and died in Kona Hawaii, November 8, 2007. He served in the Air force and retired as an E7 Master Sargent. He was an airplane mechanic and Quality Control inspector at Elmendorf. His hobbies included hunting, fishing and classic chevy restoration. He was loved and respected by many. He always had a practical approach to both mechanical and process problems.

He left behind his wife Barbara of 50 years, his son Anthony who resides in Arizona with Barbara. His son Charlie who resides in Hawaii and the pride and joy of his life, his granddaughter Leahi.

He started with Alyeska in 1976 worked as a Technician for some years before becoming a Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor. He worked at the Terminal for about 12 years before moving up the line to become a Pipeline Maintenance and Civil Coordinator around 1987 when he built a house in Hawaii and began commuting. He retired about 2002 and lived full time in Hawaii.

He had a great sense of humor and looked at all jobs as a “piece of cake or a 5 minute job...”

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07/03/15 01:47 PM #1    

Larry Motschenbacher

There will be a Final Memorial for John & Barbara Camacho on July 27th, 2015 at 1:30 pm, at Fort Richardson. Those that will like to attend please be at the main Gate at Fort Richardson by 1:15 pm as those attending will be escorted to the Memorial site.  This was the last wish requested by Barbara Camacho. Thank you all for your support. If I have left anyone out, it was not intended. Hope to see you there.
Tony Camacho


I've temporarily added the following information for attendees of the Final Memorial.

Camacho, Barbara Jean, 75, born to the late Herbert Lee and Annie Mae (Weldon) Kitchens of Tifton, Georgia on November 19, 1939, passed from this world on January 20, 2015 in Phoenix, AZ. In 1957 she met and married John J. Camacho while he was serving in the United States Air Force. After John's retirement in 1976, they moved to Valdez, Alaska where they lived until they discovered the beauty of Hawaii while on several vacations. In 1987 they built a house in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. After John's passing in 2007, Barbara decided to move to Arizona to live near one of her sons. Barbara is survived by her sons Tony and Charlie Camacho, sister Betty (Robert) Waller, a beloved granddaughter Leahi Camacho and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at a later time for her and John. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the following: Leahi Camacho Education Fund, c/o Southwest Fiduciary, Inc., 7147 North 59th Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85301. - 

Published in The Arizona Republic on Feb. 8, 2015

03/08/18 10:45 AM #2    

Harvey Anderson

I had the pleasure of working around John when he worked at PS09. What a nice, gentle person that gave you his full attention when talking to him. He always had something good to say. He was an asset to the civil maintenance as he understood many things and had many skills. I missed him when he left. RIP John.

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