Harry Mison


June 5, 2001

     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

 I also 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.
     The 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 grateful.