John Y (with Nan) was a great and positive influence in my life as I served for two years as his special assistant in his final two years on Capitol Hill. With all the corruption and lack of character manifest in Washington politics, John Y served as a visible counterweight -- a man of high principle, an articulate defender of American values and a proponent of reasoned legislative deliberation...a serious man who did not take himself too seriously. He touched many lives, including mine. Our prayers are with his family. May they remember him as an examplar of all that can be good in public service.