Regarding “Pastor, lauded for compassion, dead at 78,” June 5, Page 29:

Father John Waldron always welcomed me. My wife, Mary, and I were married at Queen of Peace in North Portland in 1982. Father John baptized our three daughters.

He treated me as special. It wasn’t until later that I found it in my heart to become a Catholic. Our Irish family will always cherish Father John’s memory and the love that poured out of him.

Mark Cree

Gresham