John
John Kallok, 86 years of age, passed away Friday the seventh of December at seven thirty in the morning. John led a very fulfilling life, a life that he enjoyed to the fullest. He attended Purdue University before becoming an influential chemical engineer. He traveled to exotic locales, was an avid gardener and swimmer, sang in the church choir, and loved to go camping. In addition to these pastimes, John also filled his life with people that enriched it as much as he enriched theirs. He wed a beautiful woman, Leonora Kallok, whom he was married to for sixty five years. Together they created eight talented and loving children who in turn gifted them with thirteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. John was a generous, kind, joyful, even-tempered, intelligent man who blessed each and every life that he encountered. He possessed a certain joie de vivre that brightened everyone's days as well as inspiring them. Those who knew John were lucky to hear his stories and shared theirs in return. John was a happy man, happy to be married to the love of his life, happy to have seen the world, happy to watch his family grow and expand around him, happy to have lived. A man of simple pleasures, he took joy in the everyday aspects of life, and because of that made life sparkle. John is survived by the aforementioned family and many others that love and miss him dearly. John's life will be celebrated Monday evening, the tenth of December, from five to seven pm at McMillan-McCormick Mortuary located at 1016 w 164th Street, Gardena 90247. His funeral will be held on Tuesday morning, the eleventh of December, at nine am at St. Anthony of Padua Church located at 1050 W. 163rd Street, Gardena 90247. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Del Amo Gardens Convalescent Center located at 22419 Kent Avenue, Torrance 90505 or to Palliative Care of Little Company of Mary Hospital located at 4101 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance 90503.

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  1. Our Sincere Condolences to Peter Kallok and his extended family. With love, Jean , Pete, Darby and Morgan Relyea

  2. Our deepest sympathies go out to Peter and his family. With love, Leslie, Tom, Jennifer, Scott, and Sierra.

  3. Grandpa John was the most kind hearted and loving person. I will miss him, and I give my condolences to the family.

  4. I worked at LCMP for 18 years and while there I had the truly great pleasure of getting to know John and Leonora. John and I spent quite a lot of time together as he faithfully visited Leonora daily and was a regular presence during our games and activities. He volunteered to go with us on many outings and could always be counted on to assist in any way he could. He was a great guy, a good friend and a role model. We could use a lot more people in this world like John. My tenure at LCMP ended in 2005 but I continued to call just to say hello. I moved to Missouri in June of 2006 and fell out of touch. Recently I moved back to LA and had planned on contacting John but while visiting with a former Auxillary Volunteer at LCMH she informed me of John’s passing and gave me the Obituary clipping from the Breeze. As everyone that knew and loved him, I’ll miss John. I just feel very blessed to have had the opportunity to have gotten to know him.

  5. I worked at LCMP for 18 years and while there I had the truly great pleasure of getting to know John and Leonora. John and I spent quite a lot of time together as he faithfully visited Leonora daily and was a regular presence during our games and activities. He volunteered to go with us on many outings and could always be counted on to assist in any way he could. He was a great guy, a good friend and a role model. We could use a lot more people in this world like John. My tenure at LCMP ended in 2005 but I continued to call just to say hello. I moved to Missouri in June of 2006 and fell out of touch. Recently I moved back to LA and had planned on contacting John but while visiting with a former Auxillary Volunteer at LCMH she informed me of John’s passing and gave me the Obituary clipping from the Breeze. As everyone that knew and loved him, I’ll miss John. I just feel very blessed to have had the opportunity to have gotten to know him.

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