John Balestrieri The Balestrieri family of Novato remembers and celebrates the wonderful life of their son and brother, John, who passed away during his sleep on December 31, 2015 as a result of his life long battle with Muscular Dystrophy. For 57 years John brought joy, music and life to all that knew him. He is survived by his parents Mario and Donna Balestrieri; his three sisters, four brothers; 10 nieces and nephews. John was a passionate man who loved nature especially the time he spent in the Sierras. He was a musician and artist. In his late teens he traveled and performed with the California Wind Children. He also wrote, played guitar and sang with musicians in Marin and Sonoma counties. During the late 1990’s he worked for the Center for Independent Living, active in supporting the rights of those with physical disabilities. Memorial Mass is scheduled Saturday, January 16, at 11:00AM at Our Lady of Loretto Church in Novato, followed by a reception in the adjacent hall.
Published in Marin Independent Journal from Jan. 9 to Jan. 13, 2016You can find the complete original obituary on this website.