1/22/1978 - 3/9/2009
He was a network specialist for our facility. He and his wife have suffered through the passing of two babies, then a few years ago joyfully adopted the most adorable babe Sydnee. Then about two years ago he was diagnosed with two different types of cancer.
The first time I saw him outside of work it was at a revival his church was holding. He and his wife were there - despite the fact that he had just gotten another chemo treatment that very morning and those were very difficult for him.
In January he was finally able to return to work after receiving a bone marrow transplant.
He had a setback, and finally pneumonia set in.
Last Friday he was given 2-4 weeks to live.
Monday morning, shortly before 5am he passed away.
I have the utmost respect for his wife. She's been incredible. You can read one of her final posts on the website they created at http://www.johnsills.com/ 2/28, she was hoping he'd soon be home.
In talking about what quirky things we'd miss most about John, someone mentioned that they'd miss seeing him praying in the chapel in the mornings, and how he would come to the chapel to fill his water cup because "chapel water tastes better" and jokingly he would say that you just couldn't be "toooo careful anyway".
I'm so glad to have known him.
"God Knows Best"
(A tribute to John Sills)
Our Father knows what's best for us,