John was born on June 2, 1937 in Seattle, Wash., and passed away on Nov. 2, 2013. He was the loving husband of his wife of 55 years, Patsy Lloyd Sangster. John treasured his three children, sons Jim (Gretchen) and Johnny (Lene) Sangster and daughter Annie Carrino and his seven grandchildren, Lila and Sam, Malcolm, Stella and Owen and Luke and Nico.
John graduated from the Lakeside School in 1955 where he was president of the student body. He continued his education at Colorado College where he earned his bachelor of arts in 1959 and subsequently a business degree from Stanford University. Upon graduating from Stanford, John worked in Seattle for Touche, Ross, Bailey & Smart. He then joined his father-in-law J. Collins Lloyd at Lloyd Plywood Co. Later he continued his career as a business consultant.
John served on the board of directors of Epiphany and Overlake Schools and was a member of the Seattle Golf Club, the Seattle Tennis Club and the Men’s University Club.
John retired to Lopez Island, Wash., with his family to devote more time to his true interests. There, John served on the board of the San Juan County Land Bank and was an active member of the Audubon Society. The outdoors and all it had to offer was an inspiration to John. He loved boat racing, skiing, golfing and hiking and birding.
Influenced by his love of nature, writing and poetry became a major of focus of his life and he published many poems and prose. Music was always an integral part of his being and was a passion which he shared with his children and grandchildren.
John was blessed to have his family, his beloved wife and partner in life, Patsy, and so many friends from diverse walks of life who loved him. His good humor, quiet integrity, and gentle ways will be so greatly missed.
Memorial Services will be held at Epiphany Parish 1805 38th Ave, Seattle, Wash., on Monday, Nov. 25, 4:30 p.m.