John Albert Gazewood ’56 of Arlington, Texas, died December 14, 2010. John was born in 1927 in Mount Harris, Colo., and graduated from Hayden Union High School. He worked as a roughneck in the oil fields to earn money for college, and graduated from Mines with a professional degree in petroleum refining engineering. At Mines, he was a member of Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Gamma Epsilon and Sigma Phi Epsilon. After serving with the 40th Infantry Division in the Korean War, John went to work in the petroleum industry with Creole Petroleum in Venezuela. He later returned to the United States, earned a JD from the University of Denver and worked in the field of patent law for 25 years. He enjoyed sports, coaching his children’s teams, fishing, traveling, playing bridge and doing crossword puzzles. John is survived by his wife of 51 years, Patricia; sons, John and Jason; daughter, Julie Jovais; brothers, Frank, Richard, James and Bob; and six grandchildren.