R.I.P. – JOHN CAIN

FUCK!

Sad to report my childhood friend, John Cain has passed away. Cain died of a heart attack Monday night. He was 52.

My friends

John is in the back row, second from the left, next to Sean Reilly. John’s holding a case of beer on his right shoulder.

We had been e-mailing each other the past few months. We were just exchanging e-mails this past week.  Yesterday he wished me a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

As teenagers we spent a lot of time together. In the 8th grade we played on the same intramural football team. (Only people who attended Holy Name get this). I was the QB. John was the best player in the league. Wherever I threw the ball John was there to make me look good. Dude was fast.

This message was posted on his brother’s Facebook page:

It deeply saddens me to inform you that my brother John passed away last night from a heart attack. We are all deeply shocked and can’t believe this has happened. Funeral arrangements:

Friday 12/30/2016
Joseph G. Duffy funeral home
255 9th street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
2pm to 5pm
7pm to 9pm
____________________________________
Funeral Mass at Holy Name Church
245 prospect Park west
Brooklyn, NY 11215
12/31/2016
10am

John was a great dude…

CONDOLENCES TO THE ENTIRE CAIN FAMILY…

-Red

Hoops135@hotmail.com

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6 Responses to R.I.P. – JOHN CAIN

  1. Red, My heart brakes for John, Kathy and the rest of the Cain Family. Fonze and I used to coach John in baseball and basketball. I am sick over this tragedy. As a matter of fact, you were on the same teams together! If my memory serves me correct John was a left-handed first baseman and maybe a pitcher also. He also was a great kid. May God keep his servant John is His Eternal Care.

    With deep sympathy I remain, Thomas R. Brady

    Sent from AOL Mobile Mail

    • Steve says:

      Tom,

      You are right. J.C. was a south-paw and boy was he some athlete.

      Fast as heck too.

      We had fun that year. I was in the sixth grade. You and Fonz did a great job teaching us how to play baseball.

      Thanks for writing.

      Stay warm my friend and enjoy the basketball games on television.

      Red

  2. Richie k says:

    Very sad

  3. Karen Artz Shanley says:

    This sure is a tough one for our friends.

  4. Gerard clifford says:

    It breaks my heart to hear we lost another friend from the neighborhood. First Marti fox now Michael Cain .My deepest sympathies go out to the cane family for your loss.

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