In addition to professional pursuits, John’s avocations have an educational side. He has volunteered at several National Park Service historic sites. John has served as a Boy Scout leader for many years, at present he is active with his church’s Cub Scout Pack.
John’s German heritage lies on his mother’s side. His grandfather always described himself as “Pennsylvania Dutch”. His family came to America in the eighteenth century. John’s grandmother was Vistula German, and her family arrived in the United States in the 1890s. He is a proud member of Deutscher Club of Clark, NJ and Germania Park, Dover, NJ.