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IN MEMORY: John Elder

Wednesday, August 22, 2012   (7 Comments)
Posted by: Eric Gregory
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John Elder, former Managing Editor of the APMP Journal, passed away on August 22, 2012. John was also a fixture at APMP's annual and regional conferences helping then Executive Director, David Winton, any way he could.

John ran Proposal Production for CACI from 1999 until 2008 when he had to retreat from full-time employment because of his illness. He was known for his sardonic wit and his puns which he used liberally to great effect on anybody. But whatever John did, he always did it with fun in mind. He liked to poke fun at life in general and he gave of himself diligently in pursuit of excellence in the proposal business.

John was also an APMP Fellow, an honor he really appreciated and that made him feel part of a very large family indeed.  John will always be remembered for his humor. He could liven up a conversation with it or drive you to a deeper conversation through humor as well. And no matter what, if there was work to be done, John was always there to pitch in and get it done. He was a perfectionist as well. It may have driven some of us to distraction, but we appreciated it when we needed the concentration on detail.  John will be missed. He threw himself into the APMP work with abandon. We are a much better organization because of his commitment to our ideals and his service to us as proposal professionals.


Beth Wingate CF APMP Fellow says...
Posted Tuesday, September 4, 2012
I'll miss John. He always had an encouraging word and smile!
Marty Williams says...
Posted Thursday, August 23, 2012
I think of him often and will miss him.
Jessica E. Morgenstern CP APMP Fellow says...
Posted Thursday, August 23, 2012
It is sad indeed. You could always count on John to do a job well. He will be missed by many.
Nancy L. Cottle APMP Fellow says...
Posted Thursday, August 23, 2012
Sorry to learn this sad news. You will be missed John. Thanking you for all you did for our profession and APMP. Sympathies to your family.
Charlie Divine CPP APMP Fellow says...
Posted Thursday, August 23, 2012
So sorry to hear this news. John was a wonderful fellow. He was an ardent supporter of APMP and our profession. Most of all it remember conversations sprinkled liberally with his mischievous and insightful sense of humor.
Rosalind Angus says...
Posted Thursday, August 23, 2012
This is indeed a sad day. John touched the lives of many in such a positive way, and his loss will be deeply felt.
Richard J. Eassom CF APMP Fellow says...
Posted Wednesday, August 22, 2012
That is very sad news. I have very fond memories of John during my time on the APMP Board of Directors and at the Annual Conferences. He was a great asset to our Association.