John was not only an STLD committee member for many years, he is believed to be the first freelance LD in our industry, from a time when everyone else worked for broadcasting companies.
John was a character in an industry full of characters - often irascible, always pioneering, and deeply passionate about his craft. Many committee meetings became extended as John debated the other view on a subject that seemed otherwise settled. The world needs rebels like John, and sadly has now lost another.
Our sympathies go to his wife Rosie.