In Memory

John James Miskella

John James Miskella

John James Miskella, 62, passed away March 1, 2013. He was born January 2, 1951 to John G. and Nadine L. Miskella of Chico.

He loved music, played guitar and drums. He could sit by the hours to play his guitar and compose his own songs. John had a band while in high school. He attended Notre dame School and graduated from Chico Senior High School in 1969.

John followed his father’s footsteps to become a roofer. He later formed his own company as “John James Miskella Roofing Company.”

He is predeceased by his father, John George Miskella. He leaves his 3 daughters, April, Jaime and Tara; his mother, Nadine L. Clifford; sister, Patty Walters; 7 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; caregiver, Sally Miskella and many friends. John will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

A memorial service was held at 1:00 PM Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Newton-Bracewell Chico funeral Home. You may share your thoughts and memories of John online at

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11/14/15 09:18 PM #1    

Susan Jill Camenzind (Lee)

I remember one day in high school, John and his close friend Carl Newhart stopped by my house on Mangrove to ask if I could go with them to John's house. The reason was John was learning to sing a new song and was having problems with the words. My role was to listen to the words, write them down in shorthand and transcribe them for John. I thought that was a great idea and was happy to help out. I do not remember the song, but would recognize it if I heard it. It was a fun challenge and I enjoyed spending time with two handsome, nice guys! It is interesting the things we remember. 

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