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Obituary – John Rogers Bacon

John Rogers Bacon

In loving memory of John Rogers Bacon December 16, 1929 – December 13, 2019

John Rogers Bacon was the first born son of Elisabeth Stuart Knight and John Howard Rogers Bacon of Pittsford, New York. His Father served in the Army and his mother had served with the Red Cross in France. He graduated The Darrow School in 1949.

John attended Rochester Institute of Technology in electrical engineering in Rochester New York.

Raised with a deep respect and regard for country and his own family’s history of military service and duty, he enlisted in the United States Navy in 1952. He was assigned to the USS Randolph Aircraft Carrier. Life long friendships were made.

He loved the West. His mother had driven her two boys to Colorado when they were young, he worked a summer at Yellowstone.

Following his naval experience, John went west to Montana State University. Studying electrical engineering, he met the love of his life Anna Faye Claire Olson of Williston, ND. They were married Sept. 26, 1956. They lived in Lewistown, Montana where he worked for US Gypsum Company, but returned to Upstate New York & Taylor Instrument Co. where he was assigned to the missile sites in Nebraska and Wyoming. In 1963 he returned to Eastman Kodaks X-ray Division.

John and Faye had 5 children & 7 homes across the country. They transferred to: Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, Washington, retiring in the San Francisco area in 1985.

Establishing a retirement in life in Arizona was not their last move. Carlsbad called them in 2008. It was their longest and most loved residence.

John loved trains. Learning, riding, building models & train layouts. Each home had one. He loved good music & fun. He always had a funny story or a quick joke He and Faye loved to travel, enjoyed their church friendships and were active community members throughout their married life together.

A man of Faith, he was a loving and exemplary father, a great husband, a loving brother and son; A kind, caring friend.

John is preceded in death by Faye Olson Bacon, his adored “Farm Girl” and daughter Kathryn Elizabeth Bacon Lacquement. He is survived by his brother Stuart Bacon, children Kaari, John, Ruth, and Peter, and his 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandsons.Adored by all his family.