Thoughts & Well Wishes

David Engelken and Tricia Huth | Feb 20, 2021
Dear Beth,
I didn't get to meet you, but know this household of Denver Public School teachers holds John's warmth in our hearts. We send our warmth to accompany you.  As Bruce Dickinson notes below, John was so reliably welcoming, supportive and knowledgeable in accompanying us DPS teachers, back when, coming into new service leadership roles with our Denver Classroom Teachers Association. And from your posts I've enjoyed learning John grew up on a farm not that far from my own family's. Our solidarity and prayer.
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Ann and Max Bartram | Jan 14, 2021
Beth. Having personally worked with John, when I was an administrator in the Denver Retirement office,I can attest to his dedication and hard work in his efforts for Denver employees. He was a leader who lead by example and was fully dedicated to our employees. He went on to the state level and continued his tireless work for a much larger group. I send my sympathy to you also. Ann and Max Bartram 
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Polly Whiteside | Jan 13, 2021
I worked with John at Lincoln High School and I found him to be an even-handed principal and a dependable, caring person.  I followed his career with the retirement system, and I was one member of many who benefited from his work to bring about a merger with PERA.  I am sorry to hear of his passing.  He was a very good man whom I remember as always having a smile on his face.  I know he is deeply missed.
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Bruce Dickinson | Jan 12, 2021
There are times in life when you need to have someone very reliable to assist you.  John was that kind of person.  Always count on him and he would come through.  More than that he very much cared.  He was a great advocate for employees of DPS and retirees.  He was a tremendous human being and it is my honor to have known him.
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