Jon was a really, really good man. He was so good that it is, in retrospect, not entirely surprising that he only lived for 40 years.
Jon and NSG were friends for many years. When Roo arrived, we gave him the Hebrew name of Jonathan, thinking that Roo would make us proud if he carried any part of Jon’s gentle and passionate spirit.
Jon’s partner Liz is making a documentary called A Passion for Change about his life. Please go read about Jon at the blog Liz has set up; if you’re so inclined they’re also looking for donations to support the making of the documentary.
I didn’t know him nearly as well as I wanted to, but I knew him enough to know that he is still contributing to all that really matters.