Col. John gave 25 years to the military, almost 50 servicing Patterson
by Ron Swift | Patterson Irrigator
Jul 31, 2014 | 1065 views | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The many of us who knew John Azevedo, Col. John as he was affectionately called, have long recognized his remarkable devotion to his community and nation.

After his retirement from 25 years of military duty, he spent nearly 50 years volunteering his services for the betterment of Patterson.

Whether it was the Beautification Committee, the Planning Commission, the City Council or the Historical Society, he gave freely of his labor. Many office-seekers over the years sought his counsel on a variety of local issues and he willingly gave it, even when knowing the recipient might be on the other side of an issue.

Most impressive was John’s interest in national issues. He kept himself well-versed on a variety of political matters, and thus developed strong friendships at all levels of government.

The likes of John V. Azevedo, a Patterson native, don’t come along often.

Ron Swift
Patterson Resident, Irrigator editor and publisher emeritus
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