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FRENCH, John Ernest of Palmdale, Calif., died March 23, 2011, at his home with his beloved dog Missy at his side. Frenchy, as he was known, was born Sept. 19, 1940. He worked his entire career in aviation. In 1970, he moved to Lancaster, Calif., and started work for Lockheed, where he worked on different types of aircraft, from the L1011 to the F117 Stealth Fighter.Frenchy is survived by brothers Darrell of Forest Grove, Ore., and Michael of Palm Bay, Fla.; aunt LaFrance Grubbs of Pendleton, Ore.; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents, Delbert and Verlie, and sister Sally. Following cremation, interment will be at Skyview Memorial Park, Pendleton, Ore., with his parents.

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