|In Memory of John McIntire|
Jon McIntire, former manager of the Grateful Dead and New Riders of the Purple Sage, was also a longstanding member of the Rex Board of Directors, continuing to the present as an active member of the Rex Advisory Board.
On Thursday, February 16th, 2012, Jon McIntire passed away. We feel a profound sense of loss. We also want to take this moment to honor Jon and the tremendous gifts he has contributed to all of us who have had the privilege and pleasure of knowing him.
My first connection with Jon was in April 2001 when I was part of the Board meeting to plan the renewal of Rex. As we began to discuss our first benefit, Jon said softly, yet forcefully: “This must be a jewel of an event, tasty in every detail!” These words have been and will continue to be an inspiration to our work.
Though Jon was here for way too short a time, his joyful, caring, vibrant spirit will be with us always.
–Sandy Sohcot, on behalf of everyone at the Rex Foundation