I got to know John as one of the earliest and steadiest supporters of the Stop the Plant cause. A frequent volunteer and attendee of meetings, I remember especially vividly our trip to Albany to confront various legislators in the capitol building—such as then-State Senator Steve Saland, who looked like he’d prefer to fall through a hole in the floor rather than talk with us about St. Lawrence Cement.
John’s calm but firm voice had a distinct Yankee credibility. He managed to deliver his opinions plainly but politely, in a tone that was neither strident nor deferential. His gentlemanly presence, along with his integrity will be greatly missed.
An obituary can be found online at this link: