John died Mar. 26, 1996, in Hobe Sound, Fla., at the age of 75, following an illness.
Born in Worcester, Mass., John attended Northwood School in Lake Placid, N.Y., the Hotchkiss School, and Princeton, finally earning a degree in engineering from Widener College in Chester, Pa. During WWII, he served with the Army in British Columbia.
During his business career, John was associated with sales of refrigeration equipment and air-conditioning. Before his retirement, he owned and operated Standard Supply, Inc., a local wholesaler in the Worcester area. An avid golfer, John was also a licensed pilot. For the last 10 years of his life, he lived in Jupiter, Fla.
Active in community affairs, John was a member of the All Saints Episcopal Church, Worcester Kiwanis, Tatnuck Country Club, plus three other golf clubs.
He was preceded in death, in 1993, by his wife of 45 years, Virginia Been Shepherdson. Survivors include a son, William P., a daughter, Ann Shepherdson-Price, a granddaughter, and nieces and nephews. To the entire family, we offer our deepest and most heartfelt condolences.
The Class of 1943