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Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 2:24 am
Sincere condolences to John's family. Such a kind, knowledgeable man who was always out there to help any one of us.
I'm also on cinematography.com's board and I really like one posters suggestion of setting up a fund of some sort, I would love to see this happen especially if Kodak could help us out.
Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 3:15 am
My condolences to John's family at this very sad time. John had an incredible knowledge of film and was an amazing contributor to this website. His sense of humor and kindness will never be forgotten. God Bless John and his family and may John forever rest in peace in Heaven.
Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 4:31 am
Godspeed John, we'll see you later.
Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 5:34 am
Very sad to hear about the passing of John, he will be missed. May he rest in peace.
Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 5:47 am
Sad news about his gone. Rest in Peace Mr. Pytlak!
Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:24 am
My deepest condolences to John's family and friends.
He will have a long afterlife in all of us - also through his valuable expertise he shared with us.
Rest in peace, John.
Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:29 am
My deepest condolances to his family and friends. He will be missed. Rest in peace.
Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:09 pm
That is the post I had fear to read.
John, I hope you are still reading our messages...
I think you were a wonderful person. One of that who render the world a better place.
Thank you for your love for us.
Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 3:10 pm
I am sure like many people here I had been fearing that one day in the not too distant future I would be reading news of the passing of someone I considered a friend, and a gentleman who was so generous with his expertese that he continued to help film enthusiasts even when he became very ill.
Best wishes and my sympathy to John's family.
Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 4:56 pm
Very sad news...
My condolences for his family.
Rest in peace, John.
Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:09 pm
A great man. Let's not mourn that he died but celebrate that he lived! Thanks for your knowledge and your humanity, John. See you in the next world.
Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:27 pm
It's hard to know what to say when faced with a loss. I'll your family in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for your many contributions over the years.
Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:53 pm
Hello, this is Anne, John's daughter. Thank you so much for all your kind messages and sharing of memories. Here is the obituary to be run tomorrow:
Penfield, NY: August 17, 2007 at age 59 after a courageous battle with cancer. Loved dearly and survived by his wife, Elizabeth, of 34 years; daughters Katie (Jim) Spillman and Anne Pytlak, and grandson Benjamin John Spillman; sister Adrienne (Stanley) Ziemba and brother Frank (Pamela) Pytlak; many nieces and nephews, cousins, colleagues, and dear friends.
John offered his physical body to the University of Rochester anatomical gift program. A memorial Mass will be held at the Church of St. Jerome, 207 South Garfield Street, East Rochester, NY 14445 at noon on Saturday, August 25, 2007.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: The George Eastman House, 900 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607; The Church of St. Jerome, 207 South Garfield Street, East Rochester, NY 14445; Rochester General Hospital Foundation, c/o Rochester Heart Institute, 1299 Portland Avenue, Rochester, NY 14621, or Rochester General Hospital Foundation, c/o Lipson Cancer Center, 1299 Portland Avenue, Rochester, NY 14621.
Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:47 pm
my sympathy goes out to his loved ones, and my respect and glass is raised to the memory of john.
Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 1:18 am
My Condolences Anne to you and your family.
Rest in peace John, I look forward to meeting you someday in the here after, god is our shepherd.