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.