Father John was an amazing man. In addition to being an excellent History teacher, keeper of various tales of "Herbie, The Talking Lamp", and Dean of Men, I was impressed by his efforts to stay in touch for decades after my time at St. Francis - the obligatory birthday e-mail along with other occasional communications that usually began with "Something happened yesterday that brought you to mind....". From reading through the other comments, he obviously did the same for thousands of other former students. He clearly touched and influenced many lives for the better - a hallmark of a life well lived and a Lord well served by Father John.
Gary Massard, Class of 1979