He did active duty in the Army Signal Corps and for a time served in KMAG, the Korean Military Advisory Group for the 102nd Signal Battalion. Having worked in a student program at Westinghouse before the Army, he returned to the company’s communications division. He left Westinghouse to join CGS (later TRAK) in Stamford, Conn., as manager of the magnetic component department. His next move was to start a marine electronics company called Au-Tenna Systems Co. (self-tuning marine antennas). Finally he turned part time to managing a family cattle and real-estate business until retiring.
Living in New Canaan, John served as a volunteer at the United Way, the YMCA, the Board of Tax Review, Safety Communications, and capital projects for the town. He and his wife, Nan, later moved to Harbor Springs, Mich., to join their daughter Ann. John died there Sept. 15, 2019. He is survived by Nan, Ann, son Christian, and daughter Sharon. To them the class offers good wishes and thanks to John for his Army service for our country.