John Anthony Chiment, Lt. Colonel (retired) passed away peacefully at home on the morning of Tuesday, February 21, 2012.

John was born in Dunsmuir, California on October 7, 1921, the oldest son of Giuseppe and Angelina Chiment.

He graduated from Dunsmuir High School in 1939; received a Bachelor’s degree, Maxima cum Laude,  from Santa Clara University in 1943; and Master’s degree in Nuclear Physics from Princeton University in 1949.
After a 21 year career in the US Army, he obtained a Juris Doctorate degree from Western State University in 1974.

He worked with Gulf General Atomics and Hughes Network Systems until his retirement in 1991.

John was very active with the Rancho Bernardo Lions Club, serving as chairman of the Sight Committee.
He worked tirelessly to provide free eye examinations and prescription glasses for children and adults in need.

John was also active with the St. Michael’s Catholic Church Knights of Columbus.

John was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Fides Chiment; six children; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services were held at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Poway on Tuesday, February 28 at 10:30 a.m.; followed by graveside services at Dearborn Cemetery in Poway. A reception was held at the church hall.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to a favorite charity.

Funeral arrangements were handled by Poway-Bernardo.