Final camp-out for SM John
Kevin Pate (kevinpate@YAHOO.COM)
Sun, 21 Jun 1998 21:52:54 -0700
A couple of days back, I posted information about John, my former SM,
and until today, the SM for two of my nephews. On Wed. I indicated
that my hope was that he would continue to be the SM of his troop for
many, many years.
SM John was taken from us on Saturday afternoon, after relapsing
during a sudden and severe illness. Not having been to my home town
recently, I first learned of the illness today from a visiting
relative, and a few hours later learned of John's passing while
speaking to my father by phone.
John's troop is presently at summer camp, including
my two nephews. They will likely get the word early in the a.m. if
they were not told this evening. Due to his illness, he had not made
the camp trip with them.
A great man no longer walks with us, a very wonderful group of Scouts
have a new challenge to address, and of course, his relatives and his
many friends inside and outside the Scouting community have
experienced a great loss.
Please take a moment and offer a prayer for the Troop, for John's
family, and for all of his friends in and out of our Scouting
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