Uncle Janko dies in auto accident

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Chip, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

    Well, Uncle Janko was a knowledgeable expert on South African distance learning and religious distance learning both at degreeinfo and at degreediscussion. Somehow, I feel saddened at the news.
  2. mattchand

    mattchand Member

    Rest in Peace

    I am on the road at the moment, and it had been a couple of days since I'd checked in for a look at DD. I saw the news posted by Jimmy and simply gasped in shock. This is a loss to his congregation and those who knew him in person, and for us here and elsewhere who had become familiar with his dry wit and often brilliant discussion of academia and other topics. In addition to this, however, it is fitting to add that this is a tremendous loss for the world of distance education. In forums such as this and elsewhere, "Uncle Janko" was one of the real standard bearers for a standard in DL... may many rise to take his place, as many will surely be needed to fill his academically and intellectually (as well as spiritually) large shoes.

    Saddened, and yet happy in the assurance of Janko's present reality,

  3. dlady

    dlady Active Member

    This is awful news. Rest in peace.
  4. Ike

    Ike New Member

    Rest in peace Janko.

    I am saddened by the news of Dr. Janko’s death. He will be certainly missed in DL fora. Rest in peace Janko.
  5. Tireman 44444

    Tireman 44444 Well-Known Member

    This terrible news. My prayers go out to his family and friends. He will be missed.
  6. skidadl

    skidadl Member

    This is sad news. He will be missed. He never failed to entertain and provoke thought. Rest in peace.
  7. dl_mba

    dl_mba Member

    Terrible news. May he rest in peace
  8. mintaru

    mintaru Active Member

    Thats really terrible.
    Rest in Peace Janko. You will be missed.
  9. soupbone

    soupbone Active Member

    I saw Uncle Janko all over the various DL boards. Sad that someone with a wealth a knowledge like that is gone.
  10. japhy4529

    japhy4529 House Bassist

    Very sad. May he rest in peace. It is nice to hear that he finished his doctorate and received the diploma before passing on.
  11. Jonathan Whatley

    Jonathan Whatley Well-Known Member

  12. mbaonline

    mbaonline New Member

    Rest in peace.

    That is interesting...and a bit spooky.

    It is also intersting that Janko and I were both born in the Detroit less than 8months apart.
  13. frkurt

    frkurt New Member

    I am so sorry to hear this news. I found his posts informative; he lived a life of service in many different ways.

  14. samkoyejo

    samkoyejo New Member

    Sleep on...Uncle Janko ...we shall meet again (this time in person) on that glorious resurrection morning! Amen.

    BTW: Uncle Janko was one of the first persons to send me a PM on this forum and his advice was selfless.

    May his soul rest in perfect peace.

  15. Mark A. Sykes

    Mark A. Sykes Member

    Requiescat in pace, Uncle.
  16. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator

    Wow....it's been quite awhile since he visited here, but this is like a punch in the stomach.

    My thoughts and prayers out to his family, friends, and parishioners. :(
  17. cookderosa

    cookderosa Resident Chef

    This is very sad. My thoughts go out to his family and friends.
  18. Arch23

    Arch23 New Member

    With prayers for him and his family,
  19. telefax

    telefax New Member

    John 1:47

    Behold! A true Israelite, in whom there is no deceit.
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  20. tcmak

    tcmak New Member

    It's sad to read the news. It's a big loss to DegreeInfo community.


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