Dr. Kistler is one of my personal heroes. The legacy of the National American Tang Soo Do helped both me and my older brother work toward getting our lives back together when I lived in Jacksonville. He was an inspiration to everybody at the club. Our Sensei would always talk about how smart, enthusiastic, and tough he was. He was like our own living legend, the stories seemed resemble tall tales when hearing of how this man was a veteran in multiple wars, trained while abroad in Korea, had even been stranded on an island rebuilding a plane out of salvaged parts (he told that one himself when he visited that day in the picture). The difference is: these stories were all real. I wish I could say more; I only met him one time, but it made a lasting impression. My condolences and prayers go out to the Kistler family; he was a great man. God Bless all of you.
My Condolences on the passing of Dr. Kistler. We will certainly miss him. He was truly an inspiration to so many. His words of encouragement blessed me in more ways than I could realize at the time. I did not get a chance to speak to him before he passed away but I believe that we will see him again, with his beloved wife of many years here on earth, now together for eternity. Thank you Dr. Kistler.
A great man and a great educator. As Shakespeare wrote in Julius Caesar, "His life was gentle, and the elements So mix'd in him that Nature might stand up And say to all the world, 'This was a man!' "
My condolences to his family. I will always remember him as a friend and mentor for the many years that I knew him. He was truly outstanding.
Dear Cheryl, Lance and Family,
We know that you have missed Dr. K. for a long time since he was moved to Florida and that he is missed again because you can't speak with him directly. He was, in our family experience, bigger than life and still is. Our son David was guided by him as well as by Lance and stands as an example of how leadership by example can have a lifelong positive outcome. Each morning when we enter our garage and view one of Dr. K's profile cats, we smile and thank him for the man he still is in our lives. Same goes for the cats in Dr. Walter's office. He is a remarkable man and always will be.
Laura McAvoy, Sol and David Chooljian
Dr. K will always be one of the greatest men I have ever been blessed to know.
John was such an interesting and fun person to be around. We had many good times gleaning for Food Share and talking and comparing memories. We still use one of his small wooden gadgets that he gave me. I'm very sorry for your loss.
DEAR KISTLER FAMILY,
AS A FOOD SHARE GLEANER, MY WIFE RUTH & I HAVE MANY BLESSED MEMORIES OF JOHN AND JOSEPHINE. SHE HAD SUCH A PRAGMATIC VIEW OF LIFE AND JOHN WOULD JUST "GO WITH THE FLOW".
BEN & RUTH DUARTE
Janis, this is positively wonderful. Having only met your father a couple of times, he was warm and welcoming. Through you, I feel I know him oh so well. God Bless you all. I'm happy you were with him on his passing and allowed him to be with The Lord and his beautiful wife. Nice obituary.
So honored to have met him,he was a very nice and easy person to talk too. I've talked to him just a couple of times. So sorry for your loss! Rose Caldino
Lance, Cheryl & family:
We send our most sincere sympathy to you and yours for your loss. May God's Grace be with you during this time of sadness.
Dr. K was a very special man and a model for the rest of us. He led an active and full life, one devoted to his family, community and his church. Our family felt blessed just to know him for a little while. He was so full of life and such a positive influence on everyone around him. His was a life well lived in all respects. Dr.K you will be missed!
To the Family of Dr. Kistler,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand during this difficult time. Dr. Kistler was one of the GREAT professors at Flagler College. His memory is forever etched in my mind.
God bless you all,
Karen Hohne Sapp
Class of 1974
Mentor, friend and teacher since 1973, Dr K has taught me honor and the value of giving. I will miss this rock in my life. My thoughts, prayers and condolences to the family.
Debbie and family,
I will always remember the good times our families had when we all lived on the island by the alligator farm. your dad could always make you feel better when you were down and was always so easy to talk too. know I am praying for comfort for you and your family and may god ease the burden of your loss. much love
A close friend and teacher for forty years,John will always live-on in my heart. Our condolences to his family who so lovingly cared for him in his last days.
What a huge loss. Dr. Kistler was a favorite of so many students at Flagler College and always made learing so interesting and fun. Truly a great man.
My sincerest condolences. May you find comfort in your memories of your father. Dr. Kistler was a great teacher. He was tough, but, more importantly, he was kind.
My condolences to the Kistler Family, Dr. Kistler was one of a kind, his stories, positive energy, and the joy he shared for life will remain in my spirit for eternity.
I'm sorry for your loss. Dr. K really was an "Outstanding" individual and I look back fondly at the time I spent in his classes at Flagler.