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September 19, 2018

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September 25, 2017
I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. Please know that God is near to give you the strength to endure during this difficult time and may you take comfort in his promise that he will bring back our love ones we have loss in death-John 5:25-29.
September 23, 2017
I met John & Sylvia thru their son Tim. We were both attending the U of I in Champaign ('down south') at the time. 1977/81. Even though I would drive around 600 miles North from Arkansas to get to Champaign! I was a guest in the Novak's home during breaks in our rigid studies from 1977 thru 1981. I always felt I was a welcome guest during our visits, and when I learned that John & I both were drummer's, that opened things up down in the lower bar/lounge area of the home. They also thought I spoke funny. I thought they did too. John also was gracious enough to sell me a set of Ludwig Brass Timbales w/calfskin head's, which I still own and use here in San Miguel de Allende MX, where I now live. When on gig's here I am asked to bring those Timbales, so John is near my thoughts often. Thanks for everything John. RIP ! Scott Mason
September 23, 2017
I met John & Shirley thru their son Tim. We were both attending the U of I in Champaign ('down south') at the time. 1977/81. Even though I would drive around 600 miles North from Arkansas to get to Champaign! I was a guest in the Novak's home during breaks in our rigid studies from 1977 thru 1981. I always felt I was a welcome guest during our visits, and when I learned that John & I both were drummer's, that opened things up down in the lower bar/lounge area of the home. They also thought I spoke funny. I thought they did too. John also was gracious enough to sell me a set of Ludwig Brass Timbales w/calfskin head's, which I still own and use here in San Miguel de Allende MX, where I now live. When on gig's here I am asked to bring those Timbales, so John is near my thoughts often. Thanks for everything John. RIP ! Scott Mason
September 22, 2017
Deepest Sympathy to the family. Cousin John you will never be forgotten. May you rest in peace.