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John has always been someone who wanted to help others succeed in life. When he encountered two terrible tragedies in the same year, he found a way to use his experience, to bring comfort and hope to others. His book, “The end was only the beginning” is an open-hearted retelling of his story, with some surprising revelations. Perhaps the greatest comfort he shares is that loss does not have to lead to loneliness, and that love can be eternal. It’s an inspiration.
Olympic swimming champion, author, broadcaster
A teacher by example, a mentor by behavior, Mary Alice imprinted upon all who knew her a mark as indelible as her smile. Thanks, friend, for giving to so many, both two legged and four, with a joie de vivre that will be with us all forever.
REV. PETER G. KREITLER
Pacific Palisades, CA
Over the last five years I have come to admire John Bevilaqua, whom Mary Alice married just before her malignancy returned for the third time. By his attentiveness and concern, I could sense that there must indeed be a wonderful and very special lovestory. What came after her passing has been an amazing and joyful experience for allof us. Prepare to become more enlightened as you read the rest of the story!
DR. MATTHEW O. BURRELL
Attending Physician for Mary Alice Bevilaqua, Northside Hospital, Atlanta, GA
More than just a sweet tribute (which it is). A wonderful mix of remembering, the joy of life, and the exploration of real communication that transcends death.
Los Angeles, CA
John Bevilaqua is President and CEO of Creative Marketing Strategies, Inc., an Atlanta-based marketing, communications and special events company founded in 1993. CMS clients include many Fortune 200 companies and major special events. John was formerly Director of National Sports Programs at The Coca-Cola Company and subsequently Vice President of Communications for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games.
His international consulting practice has taken him to over 80 countries and he has been involved in ten Olympic Games, three World Cups and served on the Board of Directors of the 1996 Paralympic Games. He serves on many boards and is active in community affairs. A lifetime tness and health addict, John was a competitive athlete in track and eld and played semi-professional football. His hobbies include: cycling, weight lifting, photography, wines and cooking