I am sorry to report that John is in Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. He was admitted to the Somerset Hospital last Friday and was transfered to Pittsburgh on Tuesday night. He has a gall bladder problem, which is minor. The major problem is that he has been diagnosed with cancer of the pancreas. The cancer is in stage 4 which is not good. He is in good spirits and is feeling much better than he did, when he was admitted to the hospital.  
As his friend I am extremely saddened by this news. As a band menber I am stunned and unsure of what the future might be.  
Please keep John in your thoughts and prayers. Gary