Eternal rest Grant unto him O Lord
And let perpetual light shine upon him
May he rest in peace,
On November 12, 2012, John Hirsch Jr., a United Airlines pilot from Jacksonville, FL, USA, experienced a medical emergency while he was between flights in Beijing, China. John’s wife, daughter and sister immediately flew to Beijing to be by his side. Doctors soon reported that John experienced a massive stroke, from which he would not recover.