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John J. Newstrom, 76, passed away on the night of Wednesday, July 10, after a car accident. John was born on February 2, 1937, to John and Virginia (Griffith) Newstrom in Oakland, California, the oldest of 4 children. He graduated from San Ramon Valley Union High School in 1956. After completing his Associates of Arts degree at Diablo Valley College in 1958, John worked as a printer for 36 years. John was also an avid photographer serving as a wedding and portrait photographer for over 40 years. During his career, he studied with famed photographer Ansel Adams as well as had his work exhibited at many fairs and galleries. Some of his work has been archived at the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona. John will be missed by his daughter, granddaughter, brothers, family, and numerous friends. There will be a visitation from 10am to 12pm, funeral services at 12 pm with chaplain Greg Olson officiating on Friday, July 19, 2013 at Sunwest Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Sunwest Cemetery.