John Shonle pursued a new, deeply unknown existence on September 24, 2021. He had been living peacefully with prostate cancer since 1998.
He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on October 1, 1933, the son of Horace and Letta Shonle.
He graduated from Shortridge High School, Wesleyan University, and the University of California, Berkeley with a doctorate. in Physics. After teaching at Reed College, he moved to Colorado where he began the physics department at the Denver campus of the University of Colorado. He left this position to open a computer store. At the same time, he created the master plan for the development of Wonderland Hill in Boulder and was involved in the early stages of its development.
He is the author of two books, Environmental Applications of General Physics and Meet Yeshua.
As he retired, he showed his artistic side with sculpture and photography. Some of his works have been exhibited with the New Hampshire Art Association and at the Currier Museum, as well as in several venues in Maine.
In his early years he was an active climber and sports car racer, and later a recreational skier.
Among other strange accomplishments, he’s been in all fifty states.
What he is most proud of is having six wonderful children and nine grandchildren.
There will be a zoomed-in memorial service of the Unitarian Congregation in Milford on October 23 at 2pm. For more information or a link, contact the church at 603-673-1870 or email: [email protected]