Let's capture some of why we loved Wilke so much. As one friend of his put it:

"...write up an anecdote – some story where they watched Wilke build up into righteous anger when reporting a story... or ironing out a crease in the fabric of the Journal bureau... And someone should talk about him tearing up when he described taking his kid to college…..Or when he became nearly inconsolable when the anthrax story came back and cost him two fantastic seats at the Nats-Mets game. Describe a time he filled in for people, picked up their loads for them, counseled them, slipped them incredible sources, shared bylines... that will keep him alive and you (and the rest of us) afloat."

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Thank you from Nancy

To all of John’s colleagues and friends of the family who contributed to the Maryland College Investment Plans, in support of Robin’s and Jackson’s academic future, indeed their goals and dreams for the future, I humbly express my gratitude. I’m a preschool teacher of 4 and 5 year olds by profession and love what I do. And while early childhood educators are recognized now as key in laying down a foundation for lifelong learning, it is, nonetheless, challenging to make ends meet on a teacher’s salary alone. So, on behalf of my family, I wish to thank Eric London for seeing the need to set up these accounts (sorry, Eric, I know you are getting tired of being thanked!) and all of you who so generously responded. We are lifted up.


1 comment:

  1. I wonder if you remember me, Nancy. I treasure memories of you and John from New College. Had not received the news of his passing until this afternoon. So sad.