John was a great man and a great friend. He will be sorely missed. I remember him telling stories of his time on active duty with the Army and later with the National Guard. Of time spent trudging through the rain and shivering through the night in a cold sleeping bag, but he kept on going feeling he owed a duty to his new country. He spoke of his students, some favorably and some who were thorns in his side. He enjoyed teaching and was good at it. He taught me a lot even though I was never in his classroom. I loved him like a second father. He will never be forgotten.