John was a special person and a great friend both playing baseball at the South End Boys Club, playing ping pong in his basement, and as a classmate at Gray Jr. High and Mt. Tahoma. John was always cheery and a can-do person. I miss him, and wish I had spent more time reconnecting with him in our adulthood. Thanks, John, for all you added to my life..
Yes....John [and too many of our other classmates] left us too soon. John tried to get me into his fraternity at WSU....but I stayed a GDI. John and Joe Gunther were in our wedding in 1968.......even though John and Sheryl dated at MT. Over the years we saw John and Sue when they were in Puyallup. Sheryl and I attended his memorial service in Lynden. There was a great showing of love and admiration from his Mayberry family and Lynden friends. I'll always remember that shot John made from the top of the key that one a pretty critical basketball game.