I knew Hope Barrone as a friend growing up in the same hometown. Also my family knew her family. I had not seen her or talked to her in years until I saw her and her husband on Facebook. I became fast friends with J.D. chatting about many topics. I never met him personally but knew of his amazing and tireless works. J.D. is someone that once you talk to him, you never forget him. And I will never forget him.