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Packaging Journalist John Kalkowski Passes Away

John Kalkowski of Maricopa, Arizona passed away on October 12, 2022.


John’s passion for journalism and global travel provided him a broad ranging career from journalism through to senior leadership positions in international marketing, publishing, and packaging management. John was a graduate of the University of Nebraska- Lincoln, The Thunderbird School of Global Management, and Hong Kong University.

John was diagnosed in May 2021 with Glioblastoma Brain Cancer. He was able to spend his final months traveling with his beloved wife and son. For those wishing to make donations, the family is requesting that donations go to The Barrow Neurological Foundation where he received his treatment. Donations can be made through the following link: or by mail at Barrow Neurological Foundation, 2910 N 3rd Ave, Ste 450, Phoenix, AZ 85013.

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