I just wanted to let you know that he passed away the day after Thanksgiving (November 28, 2004) after a long battle with puliminary fibrosis and lung cancer. He had been suffering with fibrosis for almost 4 years when he was diagnoised with lung cancer. He had been considered for a lung transplant, but with the cancer he was taken off. He put up a good fight, but gradually lost his will to continue life.
Marty Jean, wife of John:
John was a US Army Vet having served in Viet Nam and he is buried at Houston National Cemetery.
John a 1961 graduate of VAHS, a football stand-out both years at VAHS (1960 & 61). He was co-captain of the team his junior year. Baseball 1 & 2 and Capt 2. Basketball 2 & 4. Track 2, 3 & 4. AV Club, Lettersman's Club, Student Council 1 & 2. Class VP 1. Class President 4. Dorm Council 4 VP. Class Play 3.
John an all around GREAT guy who will live on in the hearts of all who knew him. It is the worst part of being this age…having to say good bye to people we’ve cared about. Thank God for our memories.
Ro Van Fleet (Vaselaar)
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