John Karl April
After a long battle with illness, John Karl April lost his fight on 9/12/2017. John found peace in the good things in life; reading, his dogs, family, golf, TV, and his backyard. He was always the life of the party with his upbeat personality and jokes. He loved his family like no one and he would do anything for them. He was sometimes loud, sometimes funny, sometimes a little nuts (ok a lot of times a lot nuts), but one thing that never wavered was how much he loved his family and his pets. He was born October 6, 1949 to Hilda and Aaron April, in Patterson, New Jersey and was a 36-year resident of Las Vegas. John served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam War and enjoyed his retired life. He was a wonderful and devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle, and friend. John is survived by his beloved wife, Jackie; brother Rick; daughters Jennifer, Aurora; son John; grandchildren Tyler, Cameron, Elizabeth, Katie, Abigail, and Isabella; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and friends. John will also be deeply missed by his “furry children,” Daisy and Nellie. A Celebration of Life Memorial will occur Saturday, October 7, 2017, 1pm-5pm at John and Aurora’s home. The family requests that all gifts and memorials are in the form of donations to Children’s Tumor Foundation Ending NF Through Research. John will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him and will truly remain in our hearts forever.