John and his twin sister were born April 2 1928 in Switzerland. They just celebrated their 90th birthday together. He came to the United States in 1930. John was a Veteran of the U.S. Army. In 1957 he met the love of his life, Shirley Mae. Together they had four children. John was a mechanic and owned a Union 76 gas station in Los Gatos for 36 years. He was retired for 24 years. John was preceded in death by Shirley. He is survived by his sisters Josephine and Lona, his four children, Nancy O'Brien, Tammy (Sherman) Hickey, Walter Frey and Ronald Frey, grandchildren Sarah, Melissa, Jennifer and Jillian. He also leaves behind four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Private services to be held.