John was a great friend! He was considered a brother to many friends around him. I will always be proud to have known you and your act of heroism. We may no longer have your presence but will always treasure the memories. The ski trips sure were a good time. You will always be greatly missed!
Joe Daleo, friend
John was a kid I grew up with during my childhood in Clifton, New Jersey. He lived right next door to my grandmother and aunts' house. Although I haven't seen him since I moved to south Jersey 15 years ago, my heart still ached when I heard that he was missing in the World Trade Center. My prayers go out to his family, especially to his mom, his sister Irene and his brother Mike.
Stephanie Rizzo-Laste, old neighborhood friend
I have only been lucky enough to know John (Yashy) for the past two years. He was very complimentary towards me and always made me feel great! He was generous, funny, and easy to talk to. I will always think of him around all of his friends and his family. He lives in my heart forever.
Lisa Diamante, friend