In Loving Memory
September 14, 1964 - September 17, 2020
There were many wonderful aspects to John’s life; and many ways that he touched our lives. He will be remembered as a devoted husband, a loving father, a proud “Bapa” to his grandkids, a wonderful brother, a great friend, an outdoorsman, colleague, leader and a man of faith. In all these ways and more, he made our lives richer and fuller.
His devotion to his family and his faith was the foundation of his actions - the anchor that defined and shaped his life.
John died unexpectedly in a automobile accident. We didn’t get to say goodbye to him and his absence is felt daily. Now that he has passed away, of course there is emptiness and pain; confusion and maybe even anger at death coming to a man of only 56 years old. But in many ways the gift of John’s life is still here with us. He lives on in our memories and stories, and in what all of us have become because of him.
John’s last selfless act was being a tissue and eye donor which ultimately will save and enhance the lives of others. So I encourage you to share – today, tomorrow and in the years to come – your memories and stories, and to share the pain of your loss as well. In this way we will keep the gift of John’s life alive.
Forever in our hearts, Your Family