John E. Scifers
John E. Scifers, age 57 of Glendale, AZ died November 9, 2019 in Santa Barbara, CA. He was born April 4, 1962 in France, the youngest child born to Lloyd and Janine Scifers. He had a passion for restoring cars. As a young man he began working at Summers Wrecking Yard. He later worked in recycling at Luke Air Force Base and as a body man at Titan Motorcycle.
John loved being outdoors. He was passionate about photography. He had a creative eye and took beautiful photos, especially in one of his favorite places on earth - Hawaii. He was always physically active. As a young man he competed in skateboard competitions, motocross and BMX racing. These sports were in their infancy and John knew all of the competitors, including some that would go on to become famous forerunners in their sports. His children and grandchildren never tired of hearing his stories of those glory days.
John loved his wife, children and grandchildren deeply. His grandchildren always ran to him to get their "papa hugs." His family was his motive to fight hard when he was diagnosed with cancer. He surrounded himself with them, always staying positive, reveling in the joy of ordinary moments.
John, your love, your memory, your friendship, your knowledge, your kindness, your laugh, your smile, will be in our hearts forever. Your memories will not fade. Your time on this earth was short in comparison to most, but you made such an impact on family and friends. You taught us all so much over the years. Your strength to live life will keep us strong, knowing you fought the fight until God saw you could no longer. Our hearts are broken. We know you are with us and will guide us and continue to show us your love from heaven until we meet again.
John is survived by his loving wife, Angie Scifers; daughters, Jana Moreno, Jessica and Jeanette Scifers; son, John Scifers, Jr.; sister, Rose Scifers; brother, Patrick Scifers; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd Scifers; mother, Janine Scifers; and grandson Jax Scifers.
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