Sunday, April 12, 2015

In Memory of John Henry Mollard-Scottsdale Arizona

John Henry Mollard 
In Memory by Barbara Espinosa
John was my dearest platonic male friend. It would take thousands of words to describe John as a friend. He was loyal, trustworthy, willing to listen,fun to be with, a true gentleman of the old school. When I think of John I think of his twinkling blue eyes, drinking wine while we made desserts for his Halloween parties, walking Fashion Square, people watching while we had coffee and a scone at Paradise Bakery,shopping for linens, his love of all things beautiful, laughing when we played yahtzee, (I taught him to play and beat me at my own game a lot). If I had a flower for every time John did something nice for someone, I could walk in a garden of flowers forever.  I have so many wonderful memories of my times spent with John,I will miss him but he will always be with me in my heart and memories.
John's Obituary in Morgantown,WV Newspaper
John Henry Mollard passed away in Scottsdale, Arizona on Sunday, March 29, 2015 .John was born May 12, 1937 to Delphia and Robert Mollard who preceed him in death as well as his brothers, Robert Mollard and Francis Mollard. 
John is survived by siblings: Betty and James Casino, Richard and Ruth Ann Mollard, Erma Mollard, Judy and Dennis Ingersoll, Karen Sue and Dick Leighty, Sharon and Robert Lynch.  John held a very special place in his heart for Angelica Pantoja.  He is also blessed with many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. 
John graduated from University High School in 1954 and maintained close friendships with his classmates.  He will miss each of you dearly and thank you so much for the well wishes.
John entered the Air Force in 1958 and was honorably discharged in 1962.  He traveled the world and found some of his greatest loves.  His love of fine food and wine, classical music, art, sightseeing and his home reflected his life as he experienced it.
John was so many things to so many people, he was a chef, traveler, reader, soap maker, calendar maker, Halloween host, gambler, drinker, tea master, Sushi King, Shopper and a friend, but most of all he was a kind hearted man who loved his family and friends.
During John’s illness his niece Diana and husband Terry Kerns stayed with him and were his care givers.  To the Very Special Scottsdale friends Vinnie, Barbara, Judy, Tom and Eric, Thank you so much for all you did.  You brought a smile to his face with your flowers, cards, egg sandwiches and caring prayers.

At John’s request there will be no services.