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John G Voishan

Born: Sat., Jun. 9, 1945


Gathering of Family and Friends

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Thu., Feb. 28, 2019
Location: Pueblo del Sol Country Club


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John G Voishan passed away at his home in Sierra Vista. He was born June 9, 1945, in Los Angeles and adopted as an infant by George and Pauline Voishan.

At 16 years old, a summer job at Catalina Island’s Airport in the Sky launched his love of aviation. He became acquainted with the Flying Tigers pilots and numerous other “Ace Aviators“ of the ‘50’s before joining United Airlines in 1966. In his 38 years with United, he operated the B-777, B-747,B-757, B-767, B-737, DC-10 aircraft and was a check airman at the Flight Center in Denver. After retiring from United in 2004, he became a partner with Southern Arizona Flying Services of Sierra Vista where he continued his love of flying single engine and glider planes.

John was an exceptional athlete and outdoor aficionado. He was a sailor in the Chesapeake Bay and Caribbean, a skier of the Rockies, and an avid tennis/pickleball player in Catalina and Sierra Vista. He was a tennis official with the USTA and delighted in excellent opportunities to watch young players at NCAA and Indian Wells matches. John held a 100 ton Coast Guard license and drove shore-boats for Catalina Island Navigation company through and around Avalon harbor in the summer- the more time on the water the better.

He was also a gifted writer of Cowboy Poetry and served as Co-chair of the Cochise Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering the past 2 years. He was a supporter/member of the Sierra Vista Symphony Association, Soaring Society of America (SSA), Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), Retired United Pilots Association (RUPA), United States Tennis Association (USTA), Boys & Girls Club, Young Eagles, and was a bell ringer for the Salvation Army every Christmas season.

John is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Diana; mother-in-law, Virginia Roberts; and his children, Dr. Amy (Thatcher) Littlefield of East Middlebury, Vermont; Jennie (William) Ewing of Severna Park, Maryland; stepson, Kevin (Crystal) Hackett of Mesa, Arizona and Stepdaughter Tammy Hackett of Sierra Vista. John adored his six grandchildren, Oprea, Katie, Hartley, Kenlie, Emily, and Sile, and will be missed by his cherished local family members including sisters-in-law, Denise Althoff, Cheryl Althoff, Paula Winslow; nieces Lisa, Kelly, and Denise; and numerous grand-nieces and nephews.

A gathering of John’s family and friends will be held on Thursday, February 28, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Pueblo Del Sol Country Club.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in John’s name to the Sierra Vista chapter of The Salvation Army, 180 E. Wilcox Dr, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635.

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