I lost a friend and a mentor today

As you grow up around the Knights of Columbus, you learn who is talking to you, and who is talking DOWN to you. Sir Knight John Pociask never talked down to me, even as a kid. When I became a Knight, he still would find a way to keep me humble. He would listen to me when I would complain about something, then he’d tell me to snap out of it. He was a friend to my family, and knew how to tell a good joke. He worked hard, then enjoyed the rewards of that hard work, including a very fast car that got him in trouble now and then. (I guess he was somewhat like Ricky Bobby… I wanna go FAST!)

I lost this mentor today after a long illness. I will miss him, and I hope that I can honor his memory.

You can go fast now, John… you can go fast…