To the Hilfinger family . . . I am very sorry for you. John was smart, hardworking and strong. I was lucky to know him as a close friend at Syracuse. If not for John I would not have made it thru freshman chemistry, I would not have pulled so hard in the Syracuse boats we rowed and I would not have met all the other smart and kind people at Syracuse who were attracted to John's friendship. He was one of the really good ones at Syracuse. We will miss him.
John C. Watson, Houston, Texas