John James Joesten, Jr., died Feb. 19, 2008, in Crescent City after a short illness. He was born Aug. 13, 1909, in San Francisco and lived in the Bay Area for 93 years. An accountant all his life, he was employed by General Dynamics and Stanford University. He moved to Crescent City in 2002.

He is survived by his daughter, Carol Maple of Crescent City; son John Joesten III of San Jose; grandchildren Carl Maple and Christine Oxford of Crescent City; great-grandchildren Bobby Kirko of Brookings, Josh and Amanda Oxford, Kevin Marrington, Nicole, Tiffany and Roxanne Maple of Crescent City, and great-great-granddaughter Sophia Kirko of Brookings.

He was preceded in death by Margaret, his wife of 54 years.

Interment will be at the Alta Mesa Cemetery in Palo Alto.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wier's Mortuary Chapel of Crescent City.