John was a classmate of mine in grade school and high school. It was obvious he was not just an ordinary person, John was an individual that you knew even back then would be destined for something clearly above the average.
We had a chance to renew our acquaintances when John attended our 50th grade school reunion, and it was there that everyone could see the fruition of what we all knew John would become. It was quite a while since we had exchanged emails, and I was really looking foreword to seeing John again at our High School 50th reunion this summer. When I saw his name in the "In Memoriam" list of our high school news letter, I was truly saddened and shocked.
John; you will be missed by many "old" friends. I speak for myself and I know for many of your grade school and high school classmates.
- Joe Gardner