- Dec 12, 1999
I am sad to announce the passing of John Gillespie, who along with his wife Vera, wrote the book, 'The Titanic Man' and several other articles. He had been ill for a time. When I met him and Vera two years ago, I found them both to be so friendly and filled with such energy and enthusiasm. They went to almost every TIS convention, and that of other Titanic societies. I know there will be many people in the ocean liner community who have met and gotten to know John and will miss him. My sympathies go out to Vera and his family.