Two Appreciations of the Late Mr. Diven
In addition to the numerous expressions previously published of regret at the death of John M. Diven, long secretary of the American Water Works Association, the following two appreciations have recently been received:
Desmond FitzGerald, Consulting Engineer, Brookline, Mass.: The death of John M. Diven, who was so long one of the leading spirits in all matters connected with water supply and fire protection will be keenly felt by all officials and others connected with these branches of the profession throughout the United States.
He was always ready and eager to adopt suggestions which were of value and the amount of work which he accomplished was remarkable. His memory will be long cherished.
E. K. Sorenson, The New York Continental Jewell Filtration Co., Nutley, N. J.: In the passing of J. M. Diven the water fraternity and the world at large has suffered a great loss. He was a man’s man and young and old could not help but love him. In the twenty odd years that it has been my pleasure to know him dating back to the time when he was at Elmira he has always been the same “Jack” to me, and I for one am glad that his friends and associates in the water works field had the opportunity to show in a small measure the high esteem in which he was held by them when they tendered the testimonial banquet in his honor at the last convention of the American Water Works Association. We mourn his loss.