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April 20, 2013
Dear Andrea.
It is difficult to think of the number of grieving families today. I hope that in someway all the love and support that so many people are trying to send will somehow find the caring thoughts surrounding you. Both Mark and Judy have had very close friend who have had the heartbreaking loss that you have suffered and want you to know how very sad it was to hear of your loss -all like John so young.
I only knew John in talking to your Mom but i do know that he was a wonderful husband and father. It is good to know that you are surrounded by family and friends who will give you and your two beautiful daughterslove and support always. Your love for the girls will be the best of all in helping them cope the tragic loss of their father.
Thinking of you with love,
Ebba (Terry)
April 04, 2013
John was a great friend and colleague - one of the best communications professionals that I've come to know over a lengthy career in motorsports. He was literally one of a kind in the business and will be sorely missed both from a professional and personal perspective. God speed John.
March 31, 2013
Dear Andrea, Emma and Lauren, I was so shocked and saddened to learn about John's passing. Although I was not close friends with John, I kept in touch with him occasionally after we graduated from SF State. Fate had a way of keeping our paths crossed throughout the years -- from the time I inherited his Antioch Speedway beat in the late 1990s to a random street encounter in Walnut Creek 5 years ago. In between, I worked in public relations for a nonprofit and asked John if he could donate racing tickets to our Silent Auction, which he enthusiastically did not once but twice. With each random meeting, the first thought that came to my mind was this: "Man, I have to do a better job of staying in touch with John. What a great guy!" Now, I can only lament not doing so. His smile, sense of humor and genuine outgoing personality are traits you wish you could find in everyone you meet. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
March 26, 2013
ANDREA, EMMA and LAUREN: I send you my most sincere condolences on the loss of your husband and father. I worked with John at the Valley Times in Pleasanton in the 1990s. I hired him away from the Ledger to be my assistant sports editor, and he was much more than that. He was my right-hand man, doing much of what I should probably have been doing as sports editor, but was unable to because of other coverage responsibilities. In many ways, it was a thankless job for John. He didn't get the credit he deserved for being absolutely invaluable, but he never once complained to me. He was a true team player and a true professional. I am honored that I hired him and I am honored to have worked with him. I'm sure his stint at the Valley Times is just the least of what he accomplished in his far-too-short lifetime. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you, not just today, but going forward.
March 25, 2013
To Andrea and the girls, our sincere condolences. John was the best at what he did and was truly generous with his time, support and know-how. At the raceway, he made everybody feel like a best friend and honored guest. Throughout this ordeal, he turned obstacles into challenges and never lost his positive outlook. He'll be missed by John's Army and many, many others.

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John at the first annual "John's March" at Sonoma Raceway in 2012.  The march was to raise funds for gastric cancer research and awareness.

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