Jill Beckman-Gaynes lit a candle of remembrance for her father, John Heller Beckman, who was born 100 years ago on January 22. He was a quiet, brilliant man who was deeply devoted to all of his many children and grandchildren. Though he left the Earth almost two decades ago, his presence and love are felt everyday by the large family he left behind. Jill thanks her father for the gifts of a curious mind, a courageous heart, an eye fixed on justice, and the knowledge of how to change a flat tire, even though she’s never had to actually do it. He was a truly great father and he is missed dearly.