Condolence & Memory Journal

Our family will always have a special place in our heart for John. My trust and faith in John as a mentor for my son was always met with enthusiasm and humility. I am thankful h we were given the chance to become better people for having known him.

Posted by Marie Callanan - Stoneham, MA - friend   May 23, 2018

A shining star, one of the good guys.
Taken from us all far to soon after a tragic accident on May 26th 2017. Your wisdom, experience and so much more will be missed by so many. May you rest in peace but never be forgotten.

Posted by Neil R - London - Friend   June 12, 2017

I was just one of many people that John inspired to be a better leader, scout, and person. I am forever grateful for his time, energy, and support that he gave to those he interacted with. It truly made a difference. Rest easy, you still be missed.

Posted by Jack Struck - Washington, DC   June 04, 2017


John. You were such an inspiration to me from 2008-2011 and continue to be an inspiration after death. Thank you for all the knowledge you imparted on me in the OA and with life in general. You will be certainly missed in your respective communities, but never forgotten. Rest Easy John

Posted by James Sherman - Revere, MA - Friend   June 01, 2017


It was such a shocking news. May John in peace and love now. Please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss.

Posted by Dorothy Hu - BOSTON, MA - Coworker   June 01, 2017


I am deeply sorry for your loss and the pain you must be going through. John was a good person and I wish I would have had the opportunity to interact more with him. Bless you and keep the good memories in your heart.

Posted by Beate Lanske - Boston, MA - Coworker   May 31, 2017


Rita and I was deeply saddened by the news of John's passing. Our hearts felt condolences to you and your family.

Posted by Sergey Aristarkhov - Newton, MA - Family Friend   May 31, 2017

I knew John through the OA - he helped me pass "Brotherhood" level. I followed his travels on facebook and was always impressed by his friendships and his leadership. May he rest in peace. May the memories you have of him be a blessing to you always.

Posted by Gini Shevrin - Lexington, MA   May 31, 2017

I'm a Harvard employee, and I happened to be at the Dental School that Friday. I'm very sorry. It's never easy to loose a loved one. Remember: one day at a time... One hour at a time... One minute at a time...

Posted by Leila Rosario - Boston, MA - Coworker   May 30, 2017

To you all who knew John,his presence was a blessing to the world, and we give thanks for his life.

Posted by Sam and Dan Melville - Milton,, MA - Friend   May 30, 2017


So sorry for you loss. It is never easy, so our prayers and thoughts are with you all. The Youden family.

Posted by Renee Youden - Billerica, MA   May 30, 2017

John was a wonderful person, a relatively new friend. When I first met him, he went out of his way to make me feel welcome to a new place. I won't forget that.

Posted by Matt Heishman - Chicago, IL - Friend   May 30, 2017

To all family and friends may God fill every heart with everlasting peace and strength.

Posted by A friend   May 30, 2017

Rest in peace John. You were a good Scout and friend. You are gone too soon.

Posted by Fred Gobeille - Sharon, VT - Friend   May 30, 2017


May you rest in Peace, My Prays to to your Love Ones.

Posted by Annie R Studdard - Boston, MA - Coworker   May 30, 2017

my condolences on your loss, John was a true leader, OA Brother and left such legacy wherever he served. He will be truly missed.

Posted by Michael Clark - Avon, CT - Friend   May 30, 2017

So sorry for your loss. My kids and I worked with John at Camp Massasoit. We also had contact with him through the OA. He will be missed by so many of us. Be assured of our thoughts and prayers

Posted by Carol, Kevin, Kev and Megan Sheehan - Reading, MA - Friend   May 29, 2017

My deep condolences on the passing of such a kind and intelligent person.

Posted by John Carpenter - Burlington, VT - Friend   May 29, 2017

John was a brother Eagle Scout and OA Chief. He was as good a man as I ever hope to meet. I will sorely miss him.


Posted by Mark Barry - Wakefield, MA - Friend   May 29, 2017

MayJohn be in Heaven a Half Hour Before the Devil knows He Dead! RIP

Posted by Jamisean Patterson - Cambridge, MA - Friend   May 29, 2017