John's positive influence on my career direction and personal life has been tremendous. He was a role model to me of heartfelt leadership that embodies the highest calling of service to our community. The world is a much better place because John was in it and those of us with the great fortune to have known John are better for it.
John spoke so often and so warmly of his family, I felt like I knew them well. Most memorable to me was the obvious joy John took in his role as a father. As far as I could tell, John never missed an opportunity to boast about or share the latest news about his son. My deepest heartfelt sympathies go out to Grant, Linda, and those closest to John who are missing his presence the most.