John died on Nov. 25, 2000, at the age of 79.
A political activist in Albermarle County, Va., for the last 26 years, John left his mark on the community in many ways. A Long Island, N.Y., native whose business career encompassed executive positions with a Long Island bus line, John served in the Navy during WWII. He was well known and highly respected on Long Island, where he wrote for state and local newspapers, ultimately founding a conservative political movement that lives today.
According to the obituary in the Charlottesville [Va.] Daily Progress, John was Cyrano de Bergerac and Don Quixote rolled into one, "writing critiques and lampooning the day's issues, tilting his lance at county government windmills. When his self-described voice of reason couldn't be heard over the din of the political wilderness, he ran for office."
To all John's survivors, we offer our deepest sympathies on their loss.
The Class of 1943