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.

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  • Pop, you will forever be in our hearts! XOXO

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  • Dixie and Curtis Brown
    September 15, 2017 12:56 pm

    To Jackie and family, our hearts are broken for you. I will miss the “John stories” on facebook. We’re praying for all of you during this difficult time.

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  • I only knew you for a few short years, and you alays made me feel part of the family. You will always have a special place in my heart. My one and only brother-in-law ❤. Whe we saw you last month, you called me sister ❤. I will miss your smile, laughter, stories, and phone calls to your brother. Whenever I think of you it will be with a smile. You will be missed dearly ?

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  • I am so sorry to hear this. Jackie, all of my love and condolences. John was a second father to me growing up and I have so many wonderful memories. My love to Jackie, Jen, John, Aurora and the grandkids.

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  • Love and miss you, and always will my little brother.

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  • Death is never a friend , yet it always comes to visit. May John rest inpeace and all family remember all the great memories he made with you all.
    So very sorry for your troubles.
    Maureen and family

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  • John thank you for being Kelly’s “2nd dad” you were the best and so funny. May not have seen you for a long time but our kids growing up years were the best partly because of yoy. Rest In Peace.

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  • Jackie, receive my deepest condolences. I know this is a great loss for you, I’ll be sending you and your family prayers for comfort.

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  • I remember when Dani and I first met John at a movie screening. He was such fun that evening and it was so nice to be able to see his awesome personality. John and April made an amazing couple – I’m so glad I got to meet him.

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  • Words can’t begin to explain how sad I am to hear this news. John you were one of a kind and will be missed dearly. At least you are now at peace and no longer suffering my dear friend.

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  • Denise Douglas
    October 4, 2017 12:54 pm

    Although your hearts are filled with pain and sorrow, my hope is that you gain comfort from God’s promise to reunite us with our loved ones on the earth; never having to say goodbye again.. For Jesus will make this earth the problem-free paradise that his Father intended it to be. Revelation 21:4; and John 5:28, 29 holds out these promises to us. I have gained comfort and strength from knowing this, may you and your family do the same.

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