Dearest Freda and family .... I am so honored to have known John. When he hired me @ MCCAD as a young woman he was not only a boss who encouraged me... he was a father figure who would come by and pick me up on the way to work if I was having car trouble. He was always so kind ... I have so many special memories .... like my first board meeting (he had hired me the week before) .... where (without giving me a heads up), he introduced me and asked me to go over the new family program that I would be starting! He was always ready to lead the way in services for the recovery community. He provided an incredibly fruitful work environment...it was like family for me and I made life long friends there. He always talked of his love of his family and proudly reported all of the children's accomplishments. I learned much from John and count him as one of the most influential people in my life. I am so sorry that he is gone.... but oh so glad that I knew him. He leaves quite a legacy!