While I attended F.K. Lane H.S. in the early fifties, I studied the
French Horn.This was my favorite activity at Lane.After graduating from Lane, I attended Queens College in
Flushing New York where I obtained a bachelorís degree in music
education.I had decided that
I would be more successful as a music teacher than as a professional
hornist. When I left Queens College I applied for and was accepted in the
U.S. Marine Corps. Officer Training School in Quantico, Va.
When I received my honorable discharge as an
officer of the U.S. Marine Corps. I returned to New York where I taught
music in the N.Y. City School System for one year.
Harry - 1953
married Jane Noble.We raised
two girls and a boy and our favorite and most memorable family times where
those that were spent camping all over the United States in our family
pop-up tent trailer.Jane and
I are now the proud grandparents of a grandson and granddaughter.
Jane and I have spent our lives playing golf and
tennis and pursuing our hobby of bird watching all over the world.We are also subscribed to the N.Y. Philharmonic Orchestra for 38
years as well as active subscribers to the Metropolitan Opera and various
symphonic programs at Carnegie Hall.
Jane and I have
also been quite involved in our synagogue, the Hewlett East-Rockaway
Jewish Centre, for over thirty-five years.
When I married
Jane I was invited into the family business, Noble Machinery where I spent
the next forty years of my life.I
started as a salesman and eventually worked myself up to full owner and
C.E.O.I recently sold the
business and am now fully retired.
highlight of my years in the used machinery business was when I was
elected International President of the Machinery Dealers National
Association, the industry association that I was active in for over thirty
years.During my term of
office as President of the MDNA, I created and ran the First Shanghai Used
Machine Tool Exposition in Shanghai, China in 1986.
Jane and I have
been blessed with a comfortable and healthy life for which we are very