Someday, if I can get past the emotions and bittersweet memories, I am going to tell you why this man — my 6th grade teacher in West Covina, California — probably taught me as much about patience, compassion, and decency as anyone I have known in my life. I have even thought about writing a book about him. And I may.
Hi Steve, thank you for honoring John with this tribute. He remembered you with fondness. I can see that he knew you would be successful and make a difference for many others.
Sandra Villegas-Duvanich, John’s wife