Memorial Created By
Rachel Preston

John Preston

July 13, 1950 - December 24, 2020

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of John Preston. Share your stories and Pictures of John here. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

John David Preston Obituary             John David Preston passed away in Shingle Springs, California on December 24, 2020. He was 70 years old. John was a long-term teacher of graduate psychology students and other health care professionals. It was his passion to teach. He also wrote a number of psychology books. However, he often said, “writing was always a chore for me”. Teaching always is where he felt most alive. His is survived...  see more
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  • Tom Sherry
    I was lucky enough to have worked with and recorded many of John's trainings for The Institute for Brain Potential. My son Thomas and I would enjoy our work day, Lunches together. He was one of the nicest, funniest people I have worked with. I still use...  more
  • Leslie Preston
    John was such a wonderful, loving brother in law. Because we live in Texas and you live in California, we didn’t see y’all that often. But it was always fun being together when we did get the opportunity as families, usually in hot springs on summer...  more
  • GatheringUs Support Team
    I met Dr. John Preston about 8 years ago through my mom. John had stopped seeing private clients but I was in need of a therapist and he was willing to talk to me. After our very first conversation I knew I was in the right hands and he helped me more...  more
  • John Farrell
    When I first heard about John, he was not referred to as John Preston, he was Saint John, the miracle teacher at the Professional School of Psychology who was able to make complex subjects like psychopharmacology and brain neurophysiology...  more
  • Jessica Preston
    John and KC the dog. This is the dog that ran down the side of a cliff in Mendocino and got stuck on a ledge for 2 days! The Preston fam was panicked and had no idea that he was a mere few hundred feet away from their rental home (they couldn’t see or...  more