John Peter Warhol 1920-2010 Warhol, John Peter, peacefully passed away on Sunday, August 8, 2010 in Gardena, CA. Born in New York, NY, John was 90 when he died, a 60-year resident of Gardena, CA. He was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1943 with 4 ribbons and remained active with his friends in the Seabees. John and wife Ceil, who passed away 8 months ago, were active parishioners of St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Gardena. John was an enthusiastic member of the Moose Lodge, Rotary Club, Amvets, VFW and YMI. He created the Gardena Reading Skills Program which encourages and rewards young readers in the Gardena area even today. Through the years he held various jobs to support his family, but he found his niche later in life as an advertising salesman and worked in this field way past the age of 70. He always said, "If you like what you do, you'll never work a day in your life." John and his wife loved traveling and have visited many countries over the years, but his pride and joy were his family and circle of friends. Those were his riches in life, he said. John is survived by his son, Jeffery Warhol (wife Judy) of Upland, CA, and his daughter, Jill Stoten (husband Chris) of Hermosa Beach, CA. He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Cecilia, and son Stephen. He also leaves his grandchildren, Lisa Ertter, Mark Warhol, Jill Warhol, Stephanie Driscoll, Jennifer Gallagher and great grandchildren Samantha, Kyle, McKinley, Kiana, and Everett. The Memorial Service will be held at McMillan & McCormick, 1016 W. 164th St., in Gardena on Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 1:00 PM. A reception will follow from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the Mortuary's Lighthouse Reception Room. Interment will be private. Check back to view the online video tribute.

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  1. To Jill and Chris I was saddened to hear of your dad’s passing. I will miss his sense of humor and wit. He truly loved his famiy Unfortunately Marlene and I will be unable to attend the service since I will be doing a seminar in Santa Maria. Please accept our codolences. He will be missed.

  2. To Jill, Chris, and the Warhol Family: I am so sorry to learn of John’s passing. It was always fun when he was in the dental office. He made everyone, including the other patients laugh with his jokes and humor. That was his gift to us and will not be forgotten, and for Daddy’s Girl: Jill, you have my heart. Please accept my sincerest condolences.

  3. I was saddened when I heard John had passed. He and your Mother were truly great friends to our family for many years. It seems like an era has disappeared in the last couple of years. Your Dad had a wonderful sense of humor that will be missed by many, and was a “stand alone” figure in Gardena. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Thank you for the picture of “Commander John”.

  4. Dear Jeff & Judy, Jill & Chris, and Grandchildren, Our Condolences on the loss of John. John and Ceil were wonderful people who loved God, their Catholic Faith, their family, and their country. Our students at St. Anthony of Padua School did receive Reading Awards created by John. These awards encouraged children to excel. John also helped with the Gardena Chamber’s Project Red Apple which gave “goody bags” to all teachers in Gardena once a year,for several years. John always helped fed the hungry. John and Ceil were very kind giving individuals. May God bless them forever. PAX to All. LUV, Elaine and Eleanor,teachers

  5. john was a good man,that my fater was pretty good friends with ,george clark sr and mom rose clark ,and aunt and brother he will be missed god bless you john and family

  6. Jeff and Judy: John was an important factor in my younger years, and I’m a better man for having known him. Thank you, John for the lessons you taught me when I was young. Randy

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