Pleasanton Weekly

Community Pulse - October 22, 2010


John (Johnny) Russell Hyde

John (Johnny) Russell Hyde died at his home in Pleasanton on Oct. 18 at the age of 61.

He was born Feb. 10, 1949, in Berkeley, was raised in Alameda, and attended Franklin and Haight elementary schools and Alameda High School, class of 1967. He received his AA degree from Laney College and attended Hayward State. He was employed until his death by Alameda Hospital, where he worked in radiology and was admired by his co-workers and developed lasting friendships which he considered family. He moved to Pleasanton 10 years ago.

His lifelong passion was cars and he was a true car nut. He was an aficionado of both model and classis cars, and particularly enjoyed the cars of his youth from the '50s and '60s.

Mr. Hyde was predeceased by his parents John Russell and Florence B. Hyde, and his sister Kristin Hyde-DeKelver (George). He is survived by his sister Kathleen Holstead (Ray) of San Francisco; four nephews and several cousins. A viewing will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow with a funeral service at 2 p.m. at Graham-Hitch Mortuary, 4167 First St., Pleasanton. The burial will be private. Donations may be made to the charity of choice.


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