Obituary: John E. Voyles

  • by BAR staff
  • Wednesday July 4, 2018
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July 18, 1947 - July 7, 2017

John E. Voyles passed away July 7, 2017 at his home in Palm Springs, California. John was born in Detroit July 18, 1947. He grew up in Detroit and moved to California in 1974. He was campus minister at Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland and co-owned and worked at Just Your Type in San Francisco and Santa Rosa.

From the onset of the AIDS pandemic, John gave countless hours to organizations in San Francisco, Santa Rosa, and Vallejo. He was president of the Sonoma County Ad Club for two years, and a lifetime member of Sunrise Rotary. John was ordained into the priesthood in 2002 and retired to Palm Springs in 2012. He is survived by his husband of 31 years, Joseph Kelly; his mother Jackie Voyles; brother Donald; three sisters, Annie, Marge, and Kathy; and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, July 7. For information, call John at (760) 969-8103.