Thursday, November 9, 2017

Rest In Peace, John Musolf

Former Oro Valley resident and irreplaceable LOVE contributor, John Musolf died in early October.

John was an immeasurable help to LOVE when he lived in Oro Valley. We met him at a Oro Valley Town Council meeting. John attended every meeting. John took notes. He participated in "Call To Audience" portion of the meeting. He was engaged in what happened to our community.

John Musolf
John loved to do research. In fact, he did so much research through his "information requests" to the town that then Town Manager Greg Caton changed the method for getting information, making it a much more difficult and time consuming process. That didn't deter John. He kept at it. He was a bulldog.

John was LOVE's first research guy.

John championed our concept that LOVE had to be factual. We weren't going to be "loose with the facts." No. We were going to be a fact-based news source. John anchored that effort. He got us the facts. We reported them.

John worked with us for 5 years. Then, life caught up with John. His wife Judy needed a bit more care than he alone could provide. It was time to move back to Wisconsin to be with family. It was the best for them given their situation.

And now he is gone, but definitely he is not forgotten.

So, from all of us at LOVE and from me personally, we wish John the lasting peace he has earned.

John was 79 this year. He was preceded in death by his wife Judy. You can read more about John's life here.  Please feel free to share your thoughts about John. We've opened commenting for this.


Victorian Cowgirl said...

Thank you for posting such a lovely tribute to John Musolf. He was such a kind soul and I truly miss him.

Richard Furash, MBA said...

This from Shirl Lamonna:

"John Musolf's passing was indeed sad news. He was one of the first people I met when I became involved in Oro Valley politics. He could always be counted on to sit in the front row of Council meetings and to then express his carefully researched points in opposition to -or in favor of - key issues within the town. While I missed his analyses and keen observations when he moved out of state, I'm guessing most council members were relieved to find him missing from that front row seat"

Mike Zinkin said...

I miss John. As a Councilman, John helped me understand the budget process. He spent hours with me going through the numbers, and taught me a lot. John was a true Oro Valley patriot. He cared for the Town and always want things done right. Nobody had a greater interest in this community than John.