John’s hometown was Hudson, N.Y. He came to Princeton from Phillips Andover Academy. He played freshman baseball and squash. Sophomore year he roomed in Holder Hall with Joe Potts and Bob Melick. He was an English major and member of Tiger Inn.
Following graduation John attended Smith College and earned a master of arts in teaching in English.
In 1977 John married Valerie Jacques and began a long career with Badger Valve & Fitting Corp., in Wauwatosa, Wis., eventually serving as president for nearly 20 years. In retirement he was a substitute teacher in the Mequon-Thiensville School District.
John was elected to the Mequon Common Council in 2006 and served for a total of 12 years. He also served on the Mequon Police and Fire Commission.
He is survived by his wife, Valerie; daughter Jamieson and her husband, John Kramph; sons John IV and his wife, Jillian; Michael and his wife, Jennipher; and Christopher; mother Loretta; brothers Gary and his wife, Susan, and Peter and his wife, Phyllis; and several grandchildren. The class extends condolences to the family.