JOHN ERDAG John Michael Erdag, 77, passed away Oct. 26, 2013, in Pahrump, Nev. He was born Jan. 5, 1937, in Detroit, Mich., and was a resident of Pahrump for 9 years, coming from Irvine, Calif. John always had a friendly smile, a joke, a hearty laugh, and a hug when he greeted his many Pahrump friends. He was a generous benefactor to several local charities and organizations. He was always his wife, Dina's, biggest fan, and lovingly supported her in every endeavor she undertook. John graduated from UCLA with a degree in Applied Physics, and also from USC with a Master's in Business Administration. His work took him into the Aero-Space industry with travel and job assignments throughout the world. On numerous occasions he was sub-contracted to the NSA to assist with missions in Viet Nam, Turkey, Israel, and other areas of conflict, although he never officially served in any branch of the military. He was involved with the early NASA space missions, and even engineered equipment that is now on the Moon. John owned several companies that manufactured magnetic heads, and his expertise in this area of manufacturing was sought out by companies throughtout the world. He first retired and lived in Irvine, Calif., but later moved to Pahrump, where he enjoyed an active life until his health declined. John was a unique individual who will be remembered by his family and friends as "One of a Kind". John is survived by his wife, Dina Williamson-Erdag of Pahrump, Nev.; daughter, Denise (Tom) Meena of Trabuco Canyon, Calif.; son, John A. (Cindy Sue) Erdag of Foothill Ranch, Calif.; daughter, Col. Terri E. Erdag of Okinawa, Japan; son, Jon (Jean) Williamson of West Covina, Calif.; sister, Shirley Erdag of Carlsbad, Calif.; granddaughters: Tammy Meena and Carolyn Meena; grandsons: Thomas John Meena, John N. Erdag, and Anthony Erdag. Internment will take place at Rose Hills Cemetery, Whittier, Calif. A "Celebration Of Life" is planned for late November here in Pahrump, Nev. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Nathan Adelson Hospice, Pahrump, Nev.

Published in Pahrump Valley Times on Nov. 6, 2013