John Norman Sites, Jr.
March 5, 1927 :: Ashland, Kentucky
March 14, 2017 :: Arvada, Colorado
John N. Sites Jr. died March 14, 2017 shortly after his 90th birthday. Born March 5, 1927 in Ashland, KY he grew up in Middleton, Ohio. Joining the U.S. Army at age 18, he served honorably during WWII in Germany. Having contracted TB after the war, he was relocated to the VA Hospital in Colorado for treatment. It was there he met and married the love of his life, Patricia. After his illness, he went to work for the U.S. Postal Service as a mail carrier for 30 years, where he developed many close friendships.
He was a kind and loving husband and father, with a warm heart, quiet humor and extreme generosity for those he loved. He shared his joy of travel with his wife and children, taking his family to visit many of our National Parks, Disneyland, Hawaii, and multiple other U.S. destinations. After retirement, he and his wife continued to travel, returning to Germany where he had served, as well as visiting England, Switzerland, and Italy. They snorkeled the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, and visited Scotland where his mother was raised.
A sports enthusiast, he was an avid golfer, excellent bowler, and a devout Denver Bronco fan. He and his sons rarely missed a game, holding seats at Mile High stadium for 20 years.
Ultimately, his injury/illness from the war would lead to further disability. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, his daughter Carolyn, and his sons John and Wes; daughter-in-law Gail.