John Kusner Remembered
SCOD mourns the loss of John Kusner; a mentor, tutor, boss, neighbor, and friend. John was a Civil Engineer who taught Trigonometry, a map maker, author, and a scholar of many subjects including language, math, science, and history. He lived in Peru for several years, and established a language school there, and co-wrote a book on Agriculture for Peasant Farmers.
During the same year (RIP 2009), Harpers Ferry lost 2 important designers and draftsmen. Harpers Ferry and Bolivar were lucky to have Architect Kip Stowell and Civil Engineer John Kusner; from the 1960s & 70s onward. Kip and John knew eachother, and I was glad to have worked for both of them.
John Kusner was a knowledgeable, kind, and gentle man. He was a good friend and mentor. No amount of time spent with him in this World was enough. The World needs more John Kusner’s.