What a painful sorrow to say "goodbye" to John Huchra. Yet with what thankfulness and joy I think of him. As a graduate student at Harvard, I remember him as a professor filled with enthusiasm, who didn't take himself too seriously and instead bounced with joy and a sense of humor. He tried to bolster our confidence by saying that he had been "the worst graduate student" (I doubt that), and gave us all encouragement and a sense of excitement about astronomical discovery.
He remembered students too. Years after my time in graduate school, he would still ask me how I was doing, and even expressed pride and gratitude for my own subsequent career path, something every student longs to hear! And in more recent years I have worked with John in American Astronomical Society leadership roles, ever grateful for his whole-hearted commitment to the field and the positive atmosphere he created by his outstanding leadership.
Most recently he expressed to me his deep gratefulness, concern and love for his family, including parents, wife, son, and all. May you constantly feel his ongoing love, and may God bless and comfort you. The world is a better place because of John!