In Memory
John Carrigan

John Carrigan, VP Membership made his transition at 6:00 a.m. June 14, 2018 after struggling with health issues. A member of the Guild since 2011, John immediately got involved to help make the Guild better for all its members by serving on the Board of Directors, chairing the Desert Writers Expo for 5 seasons, providing poignant copy for PSWG marketing efforts, chairing the Nominations Committee 3 years in a row to elect a new board and managing membership for the past 3 seasons. John was quick to share a smile and gentle laugh, always striving to be bring a positive influence. A former copywriter on Madison Avenue in New York City, John was a very accomplished writer and business person. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Read more here.

He was very special to me when I served as Bd member. May he Rest In Peace. — Tom

Such sad news. Thanks for letting everyone know.Karen

I share your sadness at losing such a dear, dear man and trusted friend.  He was really a sweetheart.Judi

I'm so sorry to hear of John Carrigan's death. What a loss.Lisa

I am so sad to learn of John’s passing.  I have known him for a number of years and worked with him on occasion on Guild items. RIP, dear man.Carol

Thank you for sharing this, I will miss him, he was a very special person.  I am so sorry for our loss.Elisabeth

I’m so sorry to hear of this.  John recruited me, too, and in the process we had a number of delightful conversations.  I enjoyed his company and looked forward to seeing him at our meetings, when he always offered a good word and a warm welcome. He will indeed be missed.David

Thank you for informing Mavis and myself about the passing of John Carrigan. He was a very special person to us, and he was a very good friend to all Guild Members over the many years.Bill

John had battled cancer for the past several years- a gallant and brave man- may he rest in peace.Judith

So sorry to hear this news...such a nice guy and he will be missed by all.Irene

This is sad new indeed. Thank you for letting us know in such a thoughtful manner.Paula

John was an intelligent and interesting man who loved words and used them to great advantage. He will be missed.Lucinda

So sorry to hear this. I hope for peace for his friends and family.Nancy

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