John was a fine man and a distinguished member of Svenska Sällskapet. He was proud of his country and proud of his Swedish heritage. His late wife Evodia was also a marvelous lady and John lived a charmed life. John was a gifted person who gave back to society generously. Svenska Sällskapet honored John as our "Swede of the Month" in September 2011 when he was 93 years old. I'm glad he lived to receive that award. "Skål" to John Linner!