These are pictures of John at various stages of his life. John was the sixth child in the Romanowski family and the first to be born in this country.
John was a barber by profession. However, he had some training, and perhaps experience, as a Shakespearean actor. I believe acting was his first love.
The first time that I remember meeting Uncle John, I was a preschooler. What struck me immediately was that John was missing part of a finger. The dialog, as I remember it, went like this:
I retreated. The idea that a grown-up could actually cry was overwhelming and needed processing.