Area 3 Director
Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont
A graduate of Frankfort-Schuyler Central School, John continued his education at Herkimer County Community College in Herkimer, NY and Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, NY. After working in various management positions in the food service industry, John began his 33 Injury-Free career with the rail industry.
John married his high school sweetheart on July 4, 1973, enjoying a beautiful union for 39 years until her passing in 2012 including the raising 5 their children,.2 of which have also passed.
A third-generation railroader, John’s own career began in January of 1976 with Penn Central. He worked in various capacities of the Transportation Department including block operator, train dispatcher, Assist Chief Train Dispatcher, Regional Supervisor of Train Movement, Regional Supervisor Manpower, T&E, Divisional Supervisor of Trains, Trainmaster and Terminal Manager.
John has been a member of the Syracuse Chapter of NARVRE for the last 3 years and currently serves as the Chapter’s Chaplin.
John is associated with various community organizations including serving as a church organist for 3 different denominations, holding various volunteer positions in all three churches. He serves as the Treasurer for his local cemetery, the Vice-President of the Frankfort Free Library Board of Trustees, directs a music-arts camp in Vermont and New Hampshire for youth each summer, serves as the Chairman for the Board of Managers of Covenant Hills Christian Camp in Cabot, VT, was the past president of the Friends of the Historic Central Mohawk Valley, and served for 5 years as the Cubmaster for the Frankfort (NY) Cub Scouts. In addition, since retirement, John has continuously worked for the Herkimer County Board of Elections as a Polling Coordinator since 2009 as well as working for the Department of Commerce as an employee for the 2010 US Census.
John believes strongly in the mission of NARVRE in protecting the rights of railroad retirees in accordance with the Railroad Retirement Act of 1937. While this is important to those who have retired from the rail industry, it is just as important to those folks who are still in the work force. Communication with all involved men and women, both retired and working, is paramount to our and their own personal success.