2/3/52 – 9/11/01
John was a firefighter for 21 years and the most senior guy in the firehouse. He was well liked and respected by his colleagues and peers. John loved his job and was an expert at doing it. John was a loving‚ giving‚ caring‚ honest‚ ‘do the right thing’ type of guy to his family and his friends‚ as well as‚ anyone he ever came in contact with. He was always the first person to volunteer for anything or help someone out.
He had a passion for antiques but especially antique cars and he had a great collection. He volunteered his time helping at his daughters’ school‚ and established the ‘Noble Crew’ which was responsible for the renovation of the John A. Noble Maritime Museum located in the historical section of Staten Island in Snug Harbor. Through his leadership‚ the Crew put in enough time and hours valued at over $1 million that helped save and restore the building that now houses the Noble Museum.
John was a very upbeat person who always had a smile on his face and a positive attitude about life and people. He had planned to retire on July 11‚ 2002 and spend time with his children and family before getting into restoring all his antique cars.
He is missed and loved by all who knew him. He left his impression and touched our hearts.