Jon Konove Killed in Car Accident
a friend with a passion for farming
Ran was deeply saddened by the November 26 death of his friend Jon Konove, who was killed when his truck rolled over on Route 20 near his Brimfield, Mass., home.
Jon, 29, ran his family’s River Rock Farm, which is known for its naturally raised beef. He drove to Boston several times a month to make deliveries.
Ran met Jon several years ago at the Brookline farmer’s market. Before long, he became Ran’s good friend as well as his personal meat supplier. Ran affectionately nicknamed Jon “Le Boucher,” in honor of the 1970 Claude Chabrol film by that name. They went out to see live music occasionally; Jon was a huge fan of country but was open to jazz as well.
“He was such a kind person, who loved the work he did and took great pride in the satisfaction it brought his customers,” Ran said. “One time after we’d been out, he came in to make sure I got in OK and then drove home. The next morning I discovered he had filled my freezer with steak. That was the kind of guy he was. I will greatly miss him.”
For more about Jon’s life, please see the Boston Globe obituary.