It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear friend, John Pio, who died on April 19th. He had been recovering from surgery performed in January but was never able to regain his strength.
John was a member of SGVCAMFT for 15 years and joined the Board in 2004. He served for ten years as Treasurer and as President in 2005-2006. John was instrumental in bringing the chapter into the digital age. When he joined in 2001, all transactions were paper-based, and all business was conducted by mail or telephone. He was part of a leadership team that introduced online communications and a website that automated chapter transactions. At a time when membership was dwindling, he was instrumental in growing the chapter so that it continued as a viable entity. He will be remembered as a friend by many chapter members.
We send our deepest condolences to John's family and to his partner, Ricky. We are grateful to him for all his contributions to SGVCAMFT, and we will miss him dearly. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like contact information.