John was a great man and will be missed by many. He enjoyed helping others that had a passion for the exotics and would often help them for free if they were true enthusiasts. To answer your question Bob, John's family consisted of only a hand full of very close friends. I was fortunate to be one of them and enjoyed every minute that I knew him. Although my relationship with John was brief (4 years) he gave me a lifetime of knowledge about Ferraris and life lessons. As I have matured over the years I have grown to understand exactly what he was teaching me all this time.
This is a very difficult time for us, and I only ask that John, and his "family", be kept in your prayers.
John never wanted anyone to feel sorry for him, or mourn his passing. He wanted everyone to celebrate his life by "giving someone a hand up in life, and not a boot down".
I have though about setting up a memorial scholarship in John's name, or something to that effect. If anyone wants to help in that quest you can PM me to discuss.
For those willing and able to attend, I will post the service information soon. There are many loose ends to tie up and I will try to be as prompt as I can.
i'm so sorry to hear this sad news. i hope you will rest in peace jr...i hope you are free of any pain and that your loved ones will continue to smile at the thought ouf you or the mention of your name.
i know we will. thank you for all you did to hepl me...thank you.