RIP John, You were an inspiration and will truly be missed
JP, you will be greatly missed.You were the Snackmaster! Always willing to eat my goodies I brought to work. You made good stuff too like little smokies in a blanket for trading. I know you will be watching over the girls and smiling down on them. be careful on that longboard, no running over the angels! My thoughts are with the family.
To all of John's family ,so sorry for your loss.My thoughts and prayers go out to you.
So sorry to hear of John's passing. My thoughts go out to the family. He will truly be missed.
Oh John. Your physical presence was such a gift to so many. The spirit of your presence will carry on. You will be missed, my friend!
John and I became friends in fifth grade at Wilsonville School. Although I didn't live on Montgomery Lane, I was just up the hill, which was a short, but treacherous trip through the neighbor's cow pasture. John, Jane and I had so much fun on the river and exploring in the woods.
John was nothing short of brilliant, so much fun, a trickster, and just a great friend. I only saw John once after high school, and I regret not trying to get the old gang together. To those of you who knew him as an adult, it doesn't surprise me that he impacted your lives the way he did. Truly an extra-special person who is already and will continue to be greatly missed.
It's with a heavy heart that I'm posting this message to your obituary. I had no idea until yesterday what you and your family were going through. Despite being sad, I'm happy that I had the opportunity to know you.
I vividly recall you helping me out my first day at Wilsonville School back in 1976. I was a shy and nervous kid back then and didn't know what to expect; you showed me around the school and introduced me to your friends. You made a difference.
I'll always remember you as being smart, witty and having a great sense of humor. I still laugh today when I think about some of the hilarious pranks we pulled so long ago. Especially funny were your impressions of your classmates and some of the nicknames you gave them.
Despite your challenges, you never felt sorry for yourself. Instead, you selflessly inspired those around you with your courage. Every time I hear the song "Live Like You Were Dying", I'll think of you and your family.
Thanks for being my friend.
I remember John and Ivy swimming together at the Irvington Club he seemed like such a great Dad, to Kim and the girls I am so sorry for your loss. Hopes thoughts and prayers are in my heart for you.
Thanks for the memories, JP. I hear you were in good spirits all the way to the end, and for that I'm grateful. My thoughts are with your family during this difficult time. RIP, my friend.
I was so lucky getting to be a part of the "Neighborhood Kid Association" with John and the other Montgomery way kids! John was a big part of my teenage years! Although we lost touch, I never forgot about all the life lessons we learned, and the fun we all had together!
I carry a scar from a fun time we had at U of O! John gave me a piggy back ride on the way to see a movie. We were all laughing and having a great time when I fell off, cut my ear open and broke my jaw. I can still hear his words after it happened! John helped clean me off, got me to a hospital, and took good care of me! I will never forget!
John, you were so brave, kind, compassionate, fun, humorous, and brought out the best in others!
To all of John's family, I am so sorry! I hope you know that John is looking down on you and will continue to protect, guide and love you and will one day see us all with that great smile!
Love to you all!
Kim & Girls,
So sorry for your lose. My thoughts are with you and your family. Keep the memories close to your heart, John will always be with you.. Love ya!!
Very sorry to hear this. My best to all, especially Chuck and Jane.
John was there for me at the best of times and at the worst. I will always miss you, man. Love always
I unfortunately didn't get to know you as well as I wish I had, but I do know this much... You and Kim have done such a beautiful job raising three amazing young ladies. I know that you will be watching over them with every step they take in life. Rest in peace JohnLove, The Barrons
John, you are and always will be an inspiration to me and my family. Your energy and love to live is contagious. Your passion to love your daughters is shining through, with their every day lives. We have been so blessed to get to know you and your family. You are an amazing man, father, friend and husband to your wife. We love you so much and will always be here for your family.
I will always remember John as a wonderful member of our band at Wilsonville School. He was always prepared in class and was a very good role model for other students. He had a great sense of humor but could be serious when it was necessary. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Dear Chuck & Jane,
I moved onto Montgomery Way too late to get to know John but to hear the warmth and affection in people's voices when they spoke of him it was evident that he was a wonderful human being.
My thoughts are with you and all who loved him, which encompasses everyone who was lucky enough to be his friend.
For John, his family and girls especially, you will be sorely missed, life is not fair.
I am so sorry,
Susie and Michael Moran
John, it seems unimaginable that someone so full of life is gone. I wish I had a chance to say goodbye, but reflecting on the last time I saw you, it seems to perfectly encapsulate it all. Sitting around with family, talking about movies, eating good food, and making jokes.
You will be incredibly missed. I hope we can honor you by attempting to follow your wonderful zest for life.
Jane and Chuck,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am so, so sorry.
I met John in the 7th grade at Wilsonville grade school, and have many cherished memories of those "Wilsonville years", as well as our high school years at West Linn. John was a big part of those memories. He was so smart and incredibly funny...often the class cut-up. I'm pretty sure our teachers were both impressed by his intellect while they marveled at his wit (even as they tried not to laugh!)
I feel so lucky to have known John, but regret not keeping in touch with him over the last decade or so. I am so happy that he had such a beautiful family and an amazing life, despite being cut way too short.
I pray that his family finds peace and strength in the many beloved memories they have of John.
John was the perfect host or dinner guest, always engaging, and entertaining - never at a loss for conversation and no one left out. He played basketball with my husband and was the "nicknamer", finding one for everyone in the game and remembering them forever as that nickname. He was constantly on the go with his girls: pool, tennis, bike ride, soccer. We thought he had batteries. He will be missed.
I will always remember John and his great sense of humor and his contagious energy. He was a great friend and was an inspiration to me as a father. I treasure the little time I was able to spend hanging our with him. Playing hoops & jamming. R.I.P. JP You will always be loved and remembered as a great man.
Johnny Paulson, we lost touch, but not for any real reason, I will miss you, as will everyone else you touched in this life. Bring your charms and boyish enthusiasm to the next life will you please?
John is my closest and dearest friend, and I cannot imagine not talking to him on a daily basis anymore. When we talked we did not talk about his medical issues, because he made me promise not to treat him different or like he was sick, instead we talked about day to day life, his family, politics, sports and the future. He told me that he was going to do the best he could each day, and I believe he did. While he was doing the on board chemotherapy, we went snowboarding, rode quads at Sand Lake, went to the beach with his girls. From the first time I met him in 1984 we hit it off, and were brothers from that day forward. John you will be missed, but never forgotten.
JP you will be missed,life moves too fast. i will always remember the fun times we had sking,boating and just hanging out.sad we were not able to go for that motorcycle ride we had just talked about. my thoughts and prayers for your family.
John was a vibrant, enthusiastic person,
and a super neighbor. He was always SO
cheerful and upbeat, in spite of his
pain. We will miss him!
I will always remember John on the soccer field, full of enthusiasm and fun. Thinking of your family,so sorry for your loss.
John was the older, "big kid" on the block on Montgomery Way in Wilsonville... I was an impressionable "little kid". I haven't seen John in 30 years. But I think of John often: when I hear The Cars, see a GREAT water skier, or reflect on the times he made us all laugh. You don't always realize your childhood role models until adulthood. John was and is one for me. My respect to John's family... your Dad was a good man.
JP had a zest for life and wonderful sense of humor! Taken far too young, he has left a hole which will be hard to fill. RIP!
JP, you were always such a great friend. I will miss your outgoing personality and joyful sense of humor. Thank you for all the wonderful memories. From NYC to Vegas to Hawaii, I will remember all the great times and cherish our friendship. God Bless You.
I feel so fortunate to have known and worked with John. Such a wonderful person. I was saddened to hear of his passing. The love of his many friends and family will carry you through your grief. With love and my sincere condolences.