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December 08, 2011
I remember the first time I met him he stayed after hours to see me. I was 8 at the time. I grew up with him and my mother referred patients to his practice all the time. He was a brilliant man whom his patients could always trust. He had other peoples best interests at heart always. We will miss him.
November 05, 2009
Wow john I cant believe you are gone we had just spoke two days prior to you passing. I am honored to have restored your little old pick up as you would often refer. Thank you for helping make Haleys smile beautiful You will be missed. We love you

David and Haley Forsgren
October 31, 2009
I was a patient of his for 12 years. He watched me grow up. I always loved coming to see him and his amazing painted office. My favorite childhood memory is going to avila barn and picking up apples in gopher glen. He was an amazing man, his legacy will live on.
October 21, 2009
Dr. De and I met in 1976. I worked for him in his lab. Over the years he influenced my life in so many ways.I loved him for his honesty, humor, wisdom and warmth. He was truly a very special man who touched all of our hearts and lives in such a powerful way. I miss him dearly.
My blessings to all of his family.
Shevon Sullivan
October 19, 2009
I am 15 and i have known John for all-of 6 years. A small amount to you, but a lifetime to me. There so many words that could describe a man like John, He truly loved, and strived to be like God. Everyone that knows John knows the overwhelming sense of love that he has for everbody that he knows. Dr. Devincenzo did my braces and i got them off a year ago today. I have probbably lost more retainers that anyone in the history of orthodontics, and i dreaded going to see Dr. D. Not because i dislike the office, but because i loved Dr. D and he loved me, and i knew that he would be dissapointed in me, even knowing that no matter what i did, he would still love me. I now wake up every morning and have my retaner in my mouth and do not look forward to taking it out. To this day, i have been putting of going back to his office because i know i will not be able to bear the sight of him not being there. And also because i am hanging on to that one last thing I have of John, I know that at my next appointment i will get a new retainer. The one i have now, Dr.D made himself for me. I cant let that go. I truely cryed for a week over the loss of a mentor, father-like, loving, wonderful, intuitive, caring, happy, and above-all Godly man.
October 07, 2009
Dr. D. was the best!! As an "older" patient it felt awkward to get braces with all the young folk, but Dr. D always made me feel comfortable. He was so kind and his caring and sincerity was felt throughout his office. You could tell that his staff were proud to be working with him and they all cared for their patients. I also have wonderful memories of visiting Gopher Glen and the Avila Barn with my children. How one person can do so much, I don't know, but he did it, and with a smile!! It's too bad he couldn't stick around longer -- the world needs more people like him.

With love and affection,
Angela Borin
October 05, 2009
Dearest Dr.D,
I am one of thousands of people who have the same story to tell about you dear friend. You were one of those extremely rare individuals that one can only hope to come across in their lifetime! As was mentioned at the service, everyone thought THEY were your best friend. What a remarkable quality you had to make everyone feel so special - I so want to be like that! As a mom, it was so special for me to be able to bring my daughters to the orthodontist that I had gone to as a child, and they too felt the same love for you that I always did. Integrity, love, compassion, boundless energy, and so much more......you had so much of all these things that they overflowed into our lives and we will be forever greatful!

Glen, Shelly(Heeren), Paige and Lindsey Wolf
October 03, 2009
I was a neighbor of John's in Shafter, CA. We farmed one ranch over from his family, on Jack Ave. I am Karen Sanderson-Medeiros, in Fair Oaks,CA. John and his family took us to Church with them on Sundays. We bought the best, and my favorite, Santa Rosa plums from John's family. John, hyimself, picked a box for me the last time I took one home. We would visit his stand in Avila when we were in the area. My mom, Vera Sanderson still lives in Shafter and keeps in touch with John's Mom. We are saddened to hear of his death at such a young age.
October 02, 2009
Dear Mary, Katy and John, I'm so sorry about the loss of your father. I've thought of him many, many times over the years when brushing my teeth or when visiting See Canyon.I hope you can find comfort with friends and family.
Linda Thomson for the Mathiesen Family
October 02, 2009
Dr D meant more to me than just being my orthodontist. He started each of my appointments with a hug. He gave me a beautiful smile--a pretty face. There will be no one who can take his place and I will miss him like no other of my doctors.

I have since had an appointment at his office. It was very hard to keep the appointment knowing Dr D would not be there. His staff and Dr Miller were still awesome, but I still cried the rest of the day for such a sad loss.

May God bless his family.

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