Beth: It is hard for me to write this as the tears are blurring the keyboard at the moment. So, please forgive any misspellings. I was incredibly saddened to hear of John's passing. We shared so many great times, both at St. Charles and afterwards, John at Ohio State and I at the University of Dayton. The summers spent playing tennis under the lights at OSU, learning how to sail at Grigg's Reservoir, nights spent at Plank's and various campus haunts, backyard BBQ's, dinners at the Martin house... John was a true friend, honest, intelligent, fun and genuine. To be John's Best Man at your wedding remains one of my greatest honors. The years and distance have not diminished my affection for both of you. I know this is a very difficult time for you, but take comfort in the fact that there is no more suffering, no more pain, uncertainty, worry, discomfort, anxiety felt by John. Embrace the good times you two shared and remember the ever-present laughter, as I unquestionably will. Requiescat in Pace, John.