Bill Cliff reports: We enjoyed spending time with Jon at our Baba meetings during the winter when he would drive down with his cat from upstate New york to New Port Richey every year.
Doug Stalker: He often told me in the past few years, that he often woke up reciting the Parvardigar Prayer….. kind of orthodox, you think?, for someone who spent years riding his motorcycle in and out of Meherabad. I dearly miss him, but now he can squabble with Baba on a more direct basis, but I’m sure Baba won’t put up with that for long, and will soon be punting him back into another body.
Tony Paterniti: Jon had a unique, profound, character-deep quality in Baba. Not conveyed so much in his words or actions, but in his silences and the energy of his voice. Truly, truly one of a kind. I never got to know his mind so much, but he truly walked his heart and soul.
Never a word spoken about his love for Baba, but you couldn’t help but feel it. I bet lots of people felt it and were moved by it without ever knowing where it came from, except inside Jon. And they would have been right, of course.
God, I feel happy and sad at the same time – happy remembering him and sad that I will not have the pleasure of seeing and chatting with him again. Well OK, “chatting” is too loquacious a word. But I will miss all those relatively brief nuggets of conversation.
Bon Voyage, Jon, as your spirit soars on the wings of your beloved Baba.