View Full Version : John Velandra dead

Steve Shafley
01-06-2010, 11:48 AM
A man in a stolen car crashed into his vehicle, apparently killing him.


That's is one random and messed up way to go. I know he posted on here a bit.

Kevin Perry
01-06-2010, 12:01 PM
Ah that sucks, always sad to hear when someone is killed especially that way. Kinda weird that it happened relatively close. RIP John.

Gant Grimes
01-06-2010, 12:44 PM
Thanks for posting, Shaf. Been a lot of that around me lately. RIP John. You'll be missed.

Jay Ashman
01-06-2010, 12:48 PM
it is a shame when a life is taken like that... terrible... I feel for his family and his friends. RIP John

Allen Yeh
01-06-2010, 12:55 PM
I've interacted with him across this interweb and I'm sorry to hear about his passing, RIP John.

Greg Everett
01-06-2010, 03:18 PM
Very sorry to hear this. From my little interaction with him, he was a great guy. All my best to his family and friends.

Steven Low
01-06-2010, 06:51 PM
RIP John.

Didn't know him personally but have definitely interacted with him here.

Jamila Bey
01-06-2010, 07:13 PM
I hope his loved ones are able to find some comfort.

He and I spoke on a few occasions. Sweet dude.

Jay Ashman
01-06-2010, 07:55 PM
yea, from what I am hearing about John, he was one hell of a guy... its a damn tragedy.

sarena kopciel
01-07-2010, 05:50 AM
So sad, what a tragedy. I met him at his box and spoke to him on occasion too. RIP

peace warson
01-07-2010, 07:51 AM

Mike ODonnell
01-07-2010, 08:10 AM
Very sad. Good reminder of why living each day to the fullest (without all the other crap) is so important.

Steve Romer
01-07-2010, 08:30 AM
I did not know John but it is enough for me that others here did and speak highly of him for me mourn his death.

RIP John

Stephen Flamm
01-07-2010, 07:39 PM
I met John at Rip's old CF Barbell cert about a year and a half ago. Big, strong man with humility and a great sense of humor - just the type of guy you would want to lift with.

Jane Michel
01-08-2010, 07:59 AM
Sigh. Wrong place wrong time. Deepest condolences to his family. RIP.