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John R. Fivas, age 78, passed away February 27, 1996, in Salt Lake City.

Born February 4, 1918, in Salt Lake City, son of Peter George and Emma Clara Woodmark Fivas. Married the love of his life, Clara Amelia Hansen, September 22, 1940, in Salt Lake City. John proudly served as a member of the Salt Lake Fire Department for over 20 years. He loved and was very devoted to his family and was always willing to help anyone in need. He loved playing Santa at Christmas and always made sure every child in his neighborhood got a present from Santa on Christmas Eve.Survived by his children, Millie Kay Montoya, Phoenix, Ariz.; Sherry L. (Rod) Hutchings, Salt Lake; Joe Fivas, San Jose, Calif.; John and Brent (Chris) Fivas, St. George, Utah; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers, Edmund Fivas, George Fivas, Jerry Fivas, Conrad Fivas, Raymond Fivas; sister, Clara Gandy. Preceded in death by his wife and brother, Stanley Fivas.

Funeral services will be Saturday, March 2, 1996, at 1 p.m. at Evans & Early Mortuary, 574 East 100 South, where friends may call Friday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. and Saturday one hour prior to services. Interment, Salt Lake City Cemetery. Funeral Directors, Evans & Early Mortuary.

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