John was very active in the National Automobile Dealers Association. In 1979 he won the Time Magazine Auto Dealer of the Year Award, and he was one of the first dealers to sell both domestic and foreign makes of cars. He also was an active opera lover, serving on the board of the Washington National Opera for 30 years, as well as the Palm Beach Opera Co. and the Wagner Society of Palm Beach.
John married Jean Powers in 1956 and they had three children, Brian, Geoffrey, and Susan. He was predeceased by Jean, Brian, and his former wife, Lori McCalip. He is survived by his third wife, Lynn, and his remaining two children. We offer them our sincere condolences.