Source: Lake Geneva Regional News

So Sorry For You Loss
March 11, 2013 | 12:30 PM

To The Family of Jorn R. Powers:

I've only just learned of John's passing last night at the theatre. Though I only met John twice, when Patent Leather Shoes played in Cleveland, OH, I feel like I've lost a very good friend. I loved his books, and had the honor of playing Becky in what he called "the ultimate community theatre production" of Patent Leather Shoes, since we recreated the national touring company, and our Director, Debby Duffy Young, toured as Sister Helen with the show. To this day, the show remains one of my very favorite experiences. John will be VERY missed, and I'm sure the "real" Eddie Ryan is smiling down on you and giving them all "holy hell" up there. Take care.

Cindi Verbelun
South Euclid, OH