On the loss of John Heckathorn

We are deeply saddened to announce that John Heckathorn passed away early this morning.  He’s long been an integral part of our magazine, as our dining editor since the late 1980s, as an associate editor until 1993, writing on all things Honolulu, and as our editor from 1993 to 2005. This past fall, he moved to a full-time position at Hawai‘i Pacific University, teaching journalism, but continued to write our monthly dining column and contribute to our website.

Heckathorn was an exceptional man. The city will not be the same without him.

Media contact:
Editor - A. Kam Napier, akamn@honolulumagazine.com, 534-7546
Publisher - Alyson Helwagen, alysonh@honolulumagazine.com, 534-7585

John Heckathorn's memorial service will be Tuesday, January 10. RSVP: http://www.facebook.com/events/145502755560698/

Other links:
http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/Former_Honolulu_Magazine_editor_John_Heckathorn_dies.html
http://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/news/2011/12/28/honolulu-journalist-john-heckathorn.html
http://www.honolulumagazine.com/Honolulu-Magazine/Biting-Commentary/December-2011/Goodbye-John/
http://www.khon2.com/news/local/story/Former-magazine-editor-John-Heckathorn-passes-away/NSQZKH6pBU2FiODBF7xZ-w.cspx
http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/16409000/former-honolulu-magazine-editor-dies
http://www.hawaiimagazine.com/blogs/hawaii_today/2011/12/29/John_Heckathorn_Hawaii