"All- I am saddened to learn of Johns' passing. He was always a friend and true Comrade. John was a kind face and warm handshake but was never to be taken lightly when he felt he was right. I know he loved all of you so much. It was obvious when the clan was together. I am thankful for his friendship, his wisdom and counsel, his support and advice. A true VFW man, a proud State Commander and the father of another. Such a great and lasting legacy. I pray for John and for all. May he rest and keep watch over you all."
"Dear Barbara, I am sorry for your loss. I so much enjoyed getting to know the both of you through the RCIA program at Holy Family. I always enjoyed seeing him with you at mass. Please know you are in my prayers. May your faith and knowledge of God's love and concern for all of us comfort you during this difficult time. May the Peace & Love of Christ be with you as I am sure it brings peace, comfort to John as he smiles upon you. Peace & Love."
"To the family of a gentleman, I had the distinction of serving as his Senior Vice Commander, as John served proudly as VFW State Commander. He was a friend, a true leader, and will be missed by many. Both Rita and I offer our sincere condolences and our heart felt sympathy.
PSC Robert M. & Rita M.Van Kirk"
"Barbara & Family,
You & yours are in our prayers. John was a great guy and loved by many. we always enjoyed our times with you & John. He's in a better place, although it's hard for us to understand, you all have so many great memories of your time together.
Love ya' Donald & Diane"