The following is a compilation of notes from people in the Volvo community that knew John.
Thanks for the message - so sorry to hear about John, he battled with it a long time
and was surprisingly upbeat when I saw him last.
Thank you for letting me know. I will miss seeing him, he was a good friend and a true
Vice President, VCOA
Thanks for the head's up Bob. All I
can say is, "DAMN!!". The charity car show I attended in Canada raised over
$123,000.00 for cancer research among other charites as of last count today. Too bad it
couldn't save him, another good friend in Sloane Kettering right now suffering from the
same disease. Wish I could have done more.
My condolences to his family,
Thanks, Bob. As a cancer survivor I can understand what he'd gone through, God
Hi Bob, Anita and I are very sorry to hear about John. He certainly fought bravely
though out his ordeal. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family.
Ron & Anita Gross
Hi Bob, thanks for passing this along. John was a great guy always willing to
help out when I came East.
Calif. Volvo Club
I never met John, but talked with him many times on the phone and email. He was always
positive, helpful and a pleasure to talk to. His family and friends, and the Volvo
community, have lost a true enthusiast. May he rest in peace.
Bob, thanks for giving me this sad news. What a hell of a burden for such a nice guy to
have to carry these last years. Ain't none of us getting out of here alive, but
thankfully, few of us will have to deal with what John had to. But I never heard him
express anything negative about his circumstance. I wasn't at Carlisle this year so don't
know if John was there or not, but we got to see him there for the past three or four
years--it was clear last year that he had declined a lot. But we had a fun lunch together.
Thanks for the e mail Bob, John was one of the good guys. I stopped by and visited him
in May on my way to Carlisle despite his illness he was in good sprits and we talked
I know he will be missed by the Volvo community
I've meet John at a Volvo Meet in Geetysburg PA in 1982 while he was judging my car. We
started talking and gave me some hints on what to do with my car, etc.
We've been friends since and traded parts and information over the years.
He will be sorely missed by all those he helped and knew.
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