I was saddened to learn today of JB's passing. We worked together at Davis Bandag when I was in my late teens. There were only three of us in the shop at that time. (Early to mid seventies) I had tried unsuccessfully to locate him on the web to reconnect with him. I would have wanted to commend him for putting up with my various and irritating youthful pranks. His work ethic made an early and lasting impression on my life.