John Pahota, 52, passed away on Thursday, April 3. He was born in Saginaw, Mich. on April 12, 1961. After graduating from St. Mary’s Cathedral High School he joined the Navy. He worked and retired from the Department of Justice in 2011.

Besides his parents Stanley Pahota of Saginaw and Joann Ostrander of Saginaw he leaves his wife  Jeannette of Keizer, son Anthony Pahota, stepdaughter Sandy Ragudo of Tacoma, Wash., grandchildren Gabriel Pahota of Keizer and Kelani Ragudo of Tacoma, brother Steve (Melanie) Pahota of Sacramento, Calif., sister Nancy (Sul) Haroon of Saginaw, uncle Jerry (Jan) Pietrzak of Saginaw and aunt Pat (John) Bukowski of Bay City, Mich., plus many nieces, nephews, cousins and many special friends.

John was a member of Elks Club in Keizer. He enjoyed hunting and camping.

A Mass was celebrated at St. Edwards Catholic Church on Saturday, April 5. Memorial donations may be made to St. Edward Catholic Church Building Fund or charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Keizer Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services.