John E. Harding
Sept. 5, 1963-April 30, 2018
John E. Harding loved life. He loved time with his family, good friends and food, traveling the world, and practicing law. He managed cancer for nearly nine years with a singular focus to keep doing the things he loved with the people loved. His truly courageous battle ended on April 30, 2018, surrounded by his family. At 54, he was not able to live a full life, but he most definitely lived his life to the fullest.
John was born in San Francisco and raised in San Ramon. He played baseball at Cal Poly, graduated undergrad from St. Mary’s College, and focused on his future at Golden Gate University School of Law, where he met his wife, Lisa. John practiced law for 29 years, becoming a certified family law specialist and a fellow in the American Association of Matrimonial Lawyers, serving as the organization's president in 2016. He was also an active member in the International Association of Matrimonial Lawyers and always looked forward to their annual gatherings around the globe.
John had a passion for traveling the world and was always looking for a new adventure. He visited over 40 countries on six continents, and prided himself on knowing just about everything.
John is survived by his wife Lisa, son Jack, daughter Ryan, mother Trudy Harding, sister-in-law Jay Elliott, and mother-in-law Molly Elliott.
His love, friendship, and incredible sense of humor will be greatly missed.
Per John’s wishes, there will be no services.