John graduated from St. Albans School in Washington, D.C., where he played football, soccer, and baseball; joined the dramatics club and the religion club; and worked on the yearbook.
At Princeton John played freshman soccer and baseball, IAA football and softball, was a member of St. Paul’s Society, and was active at WPRU. He joined Tower Club, was a history major, and roomed with Stuart Raynor and Bob Elwell.
In his senior year John left Princeton, joined the Army, and spent two years in Paris. After discharge he graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and became a stockbroker. He loved to sail and was deeply involved with the Episcopal Church.
John spent much of his life in Washington, D.C., moving to Savannah, Ga., to be near his wife’s family when his illness became an issue. John is survived by his wife of 37 years, Linda; sons Christopher and Paul; daughter Merrilee Ladd; and four grandsons.