John came from Manhasset High School, on Long Island, where he was an outstanding student and a member of the Dramatics Club and track teams. He played cello in the high school orchestra and tuba in the school marching band, and sang for his local church choir.
At Princeton John was a member of the college band, always recognizable as its tall drum major. He majored in electrical engineering and was an active member of Cloister’s interclub sports teams. He rowed on the heavyweight crew for two years, earning a JV letter. He served on the Undergraduate Schools Committee while also working at the Pizza Agency.
After graduation John began a 42-year career with IBM in Trenton, N.J., traveling the nation as a consultant and marketer. John volunteered for the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, the Urban Promise Program in Trenton, and the Newtown Township Park and Recreation Committee. He was an elder at the Thompson Church and performed in its handbell choir. He interviewed for the Alumni Schools Committee and sang with his church choir and a group called Cantus Novus.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Carole; their three sons, Andrew, Matthew, and Gregg; and two granddaughters. The Class of 1967 felt a profound loss over this decent, honorable, and joyful man whose life and career represented the best of the Class of 1967.