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John Alvin Coover

May 7, 1965 ~ November 13, 2021 (age 56)


John A. Coover passed away on Saturday after being severely injured in a vehicle accident in July 2021. He touched many lives with his kind and loving spirit and will be greatly missed by his family, students, and many friends.

John was born at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, CA, and graduated from St. Patrick’s High School in Vallejo, CA, where he played football, baseball, and basketball. A few years after graduation, he started a job in the Loss Prevention department at Sears, Roebuck, and Co. in Concord, CA, working his way up to various management positions in the Bay Area. After leaving Sears, he worked campus security at Freedom High School in Oakley, CA and then became an instructional assistant at Liberty High School in Brentwood, CA working with special education students. For approximately 30 years, he held various assistant and head coaching positions for football, baseball, basketball, and softball at numerous Bay Area high schools and colleges; to include Freedom High School, Liberty High School, Heritage High School, Deer Valley High School, Acalanes High School, Clayton Valley High School, St. Patrick-St. Vincent High School, Los Medanos Junior College, and Solano Community College. In addition to coaching, he enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family, watching the San Francisco 49ers and the San Francisco Giants play and spending time with his son. John was an active member of the congregation at Fellowship Church in Antioch serving as a member of the Dream Team and participating in a spirit filled men’s small group.

John is survived by his 14-year-old son, Coltin; his brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Jeannine Coover of Antioch; his sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Kevin May of West Linn, OR; and his sister, Jan Coover of Milwaukie, OR. He is also survived by eight nieces and five nephews. All will miss his kind heart and love for others.

A memorial service is planned for Saturday, December 4, 2021, at 11:00 am in the theater of Black Diamond Middle School located at 4730 Sterling Hill Drive, Antioch, CA. Attendees are encouraged to wear San Francisco 49ers or Giants colors in honor of John’s love for his Bay Area sports teams.

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Memorial Service
December 4, 2021

11:00 AM
Black Diamond Middle School (Sterling Hill Drive, Antioch)
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