John Peter Mojica
1934 - 2019
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Major John Peter Mojica, USAF (Ret), joined his family in heaven on September 26, 2019. Known by his friends as "Mofus", John was 85 years old. He retired from military service after 20 years in the Air Force having served in the Korean Conflict, and in Vietnam as an Electronic Warfare Officer with the Wild Weasels. He was the recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross, The Bronze Star with V for Valor and the Air Force Commendation Medal with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters. He then started a second career as a stockbroker with Merrill Lynch where he remained for 25 years before retiring as a Vice President, earning many sales awards. John was born in New York on April 29, 1934 and died in Las Vegas, where he lived for more than 50 years with the love of his life, Rita Amanda Ontiveros. They met in the Bronx when they were only 8 years old and were married for more than 64 years, living in various locations across the US before settling in Las Vegas where they raised 3 daughters. John was an active member of the St. Viator, Christ the King, and Holy Spirit parishes. He served on the Parish Council, as a lector, as a lay minister, a 4th degree Knight of Columbus, and was an active supporter. John is survived by his wife Rita, and their daughters Dawn (Mark) Lipkin, Laura (Tim) McAneney and Cyndee (Bruce) Hutchins, along with 6 grandsons, 2 granddaughters, and 4 great grandchildren. The viewing will take place on October 11th at 10:00 AM at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 5830 Mesa Park Drive, LV, NV, 89135. The funeral mass follows at 11:00 with a reception immediately following the service. If anyone wishes to donate, donations to the American Lung Association in John's name would be appreciated. Services are being provided by Palm Northwest Mortuary.

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Published in Las Vegas Review-Journal on Oct. 6, 2019.
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December 14, 2019
There are times when a fellow says, "I need a friend. Who can I call?" John and I had that kind of mutual friendship. Love and condolences to Rita and the rest of the family. John will be missed.
Bob Lipton
November 12, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Andres Rocafort
October 10, 2019
John & me at Korat, Thailand. Spring 1965
I am very sad to learn of John's passing. I am Wild Weasel #115. John and I were joined as a crew in Los Angles in 1965 where we began our Weasel training. Next to Hurlburt Field Florida when we became a team flying in the F-100F two seat fighter newly modified to seek out SAM sites in North Vietnam. Along with one other F-100F, we few to McClellan AFB, California, where we prepared for in flight refueling all the way to Hickman, Guam and finally Korat, Thailand. We few numerous missions over North Vietnam one of which where John earned his Bronze Star. Together we did some damage to the enemy. My condolences to his family. Be assured his memory is fixed in my mindalways.
Glenn L. Farnsworth, Major USAF, Ret.
Weasel #115
Glenn Farnsworth
October 10, 2019
John and me. Korat, Thailand. Spring 1965
I am very sad to learn of John's passing. I am Wild Weasel #115. John and I were joined as a crew in Los Angles in 1965 where we began our Weasel training. Next to Hurlburt Field Florida when we became a team flying in the F-100F two-seat fighter newly modified to seek out SAM sites in North Vietnam. Along with one other F-100F, we few to McClellan AFB, California, where we prepared for in-flight refueling all the way to Hickman, Guam and finally Korat, Thailand. We few numerous missions over North Vietnam one of which where John earned his Bronze Star. Together we did some damage to the enemy. My condolences to his family. Be assured his memory is fixed in my mindalways.
Glenn L. Farnsworth, Major USAF, Ret.
Weasel #115
October 9, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you today and always.
Joe & Yolanda Concepcion
October 9, 2019
John and Rita in the Bronx
Joe & Yolanda Concepcion
October 7, 2019
My prayers are with John and his family during this time. John was one of my instructors at Mather AFB, California in 1965; then we became Wild Weasel instructors together at Nellis AFB in 1967. Our friendship has lasted over 54 years. Gods speed dear friend.

Marty Cherone
October 6, 2019
My condolences to the family. John was a Wild Weasel hero. He will be missed. I remember our sojourn to Osan, Korea over 50 years ago during the Pueblo crisis.

Dave
David Brog
October 2, 2019
Condolences and prayers to the Mojica family.

Love
Debra & Aaron
Debra & Aaron
September 30, 2019
" Recordado tío John Gracias por los bonitos y gratificantes momentos de
calidad compartidos hace unos años
deseando que Dios te lleve a la Gloria y al descanso en Paz
Fortaleza para toda la familia "
JEANNETTE MOJICA
September 30, 2019
My dearest cousin Johnny RIP my love, though far that we have been but never forgotten...and Rita stay strong and know you were loved by this wonderful man for his children the best father you had and his memory will live forever in your hearts..God bless You all..
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