San Andreas, CA…John was born December 1, 1938, in Stockton, California, the son of Vincent and Kathryn Segale Tiscornia and passed on his ranch near San Andreas January 30, 2020, at the age of 81. John was a sixth generation resident of Calaveras County descended from San Andreas, Murphys, Jesus Maria, and Mountain Ranch pioneer families. The Tiscornia family has been in business in the county continually for over 150 years with John being a cattle rancher and General Partner of Tiscornia Ranches L.P. until his death.
John was a lifelong resident of San Andreas educated at San Andreas Elementary, Calaveras High School, and the University of California at Davis. He was a former Calaveras County Supervisor and served on County Advisory Committees for Agriculture, Hardwoods, and Wildlife. He was a Life Member of the National Rifle Association, Safari Club International, and the Wild Sheep Foundation He was a member of the Angels Gun Club, Calaveras County Historical Society, Calaveras and California Farm Bureau, and Calaveras, California, and United States Cattlemen’s Associations.
John is survived by his wife Yvonne Tiscornia of San Andreas, son Cole (Gretel) Tiscornia of Angels Camp, daughter Jehanne (Jimmy) Bias of Prosper, Texas, and grandchildren Vincent Tiscornia, Wyatt Tiscornia, Elle Bias and Drew Bias. He is also survived by his sister Barbara (Don) Kathan of San Andreas and nephews Steven Kathan and Alan (Gina) Kathan and his dogs Chauncey and Clint.
John loved his family, friends, animals, ranch, and country. He is deeply missed by many. At his request, there will be no services. Memorial donations are preferred to the Andy Peek Livestock Scholarship, PO Box 558, Cottonwood, CA 96022 or Team Angels Youth Shooters, PO Box 276, Angels Camp, CA 95222.