John Ten Eyck
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Posted on: Mar 16, 2019 at 8:56 PM
Hoe dare you update your profile! The old one was just fine as it was. Oh well--as your life interests me, I will read about it soon. I just wanted to chime in to let you know that you are remembered fondly by me.
Artie and I were good friends at Needham High School. I played in a rock band with him and he was a good singer as well as guitarist. Easy going and talented, he was an avid tennis player as well. One afternoon, we snuck into Longwood to see some professional tennis matches. Apparently he'd snuck in before, as our entry into the game was facilitated by climbing a tree outside the high fence, scrambling along a large branch and then jumping inside the perimeter. Great guy--gone too soon!
Walter and I were close friends during my time at Pollard Junior High School. Along with Mark Davis, John Ericksoin, Peter Costello, Jim Schermerhorn, Fred Kempton, Bruce Howell and several others, we were a tight-knit group who played baseball, football and street hockey together. I remember one baseball game where Walter played shortstop wearing a catcher's mitt. He was friendly, smart and he had a terrific sense-of-humor His death affected me deeply as it was the first time someone close to me passed away. As a side-note, he took me along to my first rock concert, a memorable night at Boston Gardon to see Jimi Hendrix.