I am utterly shocked and saddened to hear of your death and I can hardly believe, you have left the world so early, too early. My innermost condolences go to your kind parents, family, loved ones and to those, who shall miss you truly.
I will always cherish our friendship at Richland Northeast High School. We played football, studied German, had lots of fun but also deep discussions about Japanese history, German military uniforms and Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophy--sometimes in life, all you have are your memories, and these memories of you, dearest John, comfort those, who you have left behind. Farewell, my brother...we will meet again in Heaven or Valhalla.
With Heartfelt Sympathy,
Andreas J. Voigt