May 12, 1959
Nov. 15, 1995
This web community has been created in memory of John Chiko.
John was an energizing leader, a great academic and an inspiration
to everyone who knew him. He had a daring and simultaneously very
positive approach to life. His eclectic interests and wide-ranging
curiosity provided fertile ground for the growth of his quick wit
and humorous anecdotes.
Bob Kloess, a friend of John's, captured John's outlook on life
quite well in the following quote read at his funeral. I hope it
will inspire you help in our fight against this devastating disease
known as schizophrenia; we must end the suffering through intense
and daring research into treatment and cures.
"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious
triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take up ranks
with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much,
for they live in that gray twilight that knows neither victory nor
- Theodore Roosevelt.