Born in Springfield, Ill., and raised in Pawnee, Ill., John prepared for Princeton at Culver Military Academy, where he was active in athletic and musical activities. At Princeton, his interests turned to languages, predominantly Spanish, leading to his major in the Special Program in European Civilization with concentration on Spain. A member of the Chapel Choir, John spent his leisure and meal hours at Court Club when he was not drilling with the ROTC.

After graduation and military service, John did what so many of us could only dream of doing: He owned and ran a lumber yard.

John died May 4, 2023, survived by his lumber yard family and cousins.

Undergraduate Class of 1959