Daverio was an exemplar of what is best about the life of the mind,
the place and value of the arts in our lives, and the joy of simple
pleasures and true friendships.
He was a truly fine colleague and a wonderful
human being, in addition to being an accomplished scholar and teacher.
Your loss is profound. I extend to you
every good wish as we struggle to accept and understand this tragic development,
and to celebrate and
cherish our memories of John.
— Provost Dennis D. Berkey