Patrick Johnston, Canadian Centre for Philanthropy, quoted in Andre Picard, "Governments can't do everything for society," The Toronto Star, November 15, 1997
His only son West Virginia Gov. John D. "Jay" Rockefeller 4th told some 2,000 persons including 70 family members at a memorial service that his father was "dignified modest, some said shy" but that he spent his 72 years in service to the community nation and world. A leader in projects promoting international understanding Asian and American art and human rights the elder Rockefeller had completed arrangements last Friday for a two-year study of private non-profit organizations "the third sector" his son said.
Eileen Alt Powell, The Associated Press, July 13, 1978