Dear Dee, Kim, and Shannon-
Your John came into my life at age 11 (little league in Fresno). We were friends and teammates through WUHS. John was my hero. Thankfully, I told him so a few years back. And not for all that he did–which is enormous, but for his hero’s soul. He is one of God’s own. My love and prayers are with you during the grief of the loss of one who cannot be replaced. You shared a rare gift. Clarence Page wrote me about John: ‘He is one of the most heroic, kind-hearted, interesting, and intelligent individuals I have ever known” No wonder God wanted him back. Peace and all good.