Occasionally in life we meet a man who is a leader of men and a friend to everyone. Such a man was John Gregg McMaster, who died last month.
He was a successful lawyer with thousands of clients who would rely only on him.
His finest qualities were known by all who knew him: intense loyalty, dependability, a great mind, a wonderful sense of humor, one who laughed at humanity’s shortcomings but loved us still.
The old poet said it best: “Lives of great men remind us, we can make our lives sublime, and departing, leave behind us footprints on the sands of time.” John Gregg has left us big footprints to follow.
John Gregg said: “No individual has any right to come through this world and go out without leaving behind a legitimate reason for having passed through it.” And so was his life. He, more than anyone, taught me how to be a lawyer.
So, John Gregg, from all your many friends down here, we say: “Until we meet again. You have been our friend, our mentor and our guide. Thanks for the beautiful memories.”
He will be remembered as one of the greatest of his race — the human race.
David A. Fedor