Jimmy Clifton was kind enough to email me to let me know that Uncle Janko (real name John Weaver-Hudson), who was a regular poster and DegreeInfo supporter for a long time, passed away in an automobile accident yesterday. Longtime DegreeInfo members will remember Janko as a very knowledgeable and helpful contributor to DegreeInfo who seemed to possess an almost encyclopedia knowledge about many topics. Although he had some differences with me and stopped posting here some time back, I've always felt that his contributions to the distance learning discussions here were beneficial to many, and his passing is certainly a big loss for the distance learning community as a whole, and the Lutheran congregation he headed as pastor. Here is the article that Jimmy forwarded: By ANDREW LERSTEN H-P South Haven Bureau HARTFORD - A Hartford church lost its spiritual leader in a car crash Tuesday. Rev. John Weaver-Hudson, 50, of Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church died in what police believe was a one-car crash on westbound Interstate 94. The car was found flipped over in the median of I-94, near the Hartford exit, shortly before 5 a.m., state police from the Paw Paw post reported. "There were some slippery spots this morning," Sgt. Russ Ammon said. "There could have been some patches of black ice (causing a slide-off). I just don't know." Police found Weaver-Hudson strapped in with a seat belt inside the upside-down car. He wasn't breathing and could not be resuscitated, Ammon said. Weaver-Hudson, who was single, had been pastor at Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church for at least eight years, said church Elder Bob Weber. "He preached The Word very well and from a very conservative viewpoint," Weber said. "He was very good on the history of the church. He was a very knowledgeable man." Next-door neighbor Ron Ward said, "He was friendly. When we saw him, he was very cordial. He was pretty reserved. I imagine he was dedicated to his church work." State police are asking for anyone who may have witnessed the crash to call them at the Paw Paw post, 657-5551. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Calvin Funeral Home in Hartford.