Dear Neahr Family,
As some of you may know, I was once a student of John Neahr's at Mesick Schools. It has taken me a long time to gather the courage to check on Mr. Neahr, because I was afraid he would have passed on. I loved John Neahr like he was a second father....and unfortunately, life happened and my circumstances prevented me from visiting him and Mrs. Neahr, as I once did.
To the family of John Neahr (Mrs Neahr, Patricia, John, Luke, and everyone), I am deeply sorry for your loss. I wish that I could have been there for Mr. Neahr's service. He was a positive role model for me as a boy and a young adult. I will never forget the things that he taught me, and all of the laughs and good times that we shared as friends. Until we meet again, I pray that God will hold Mr. Neahr in his hands. May he rest in peace.
Kale Stevens (firstname.lastname@example.org