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In Tribute to John G. Scharf
29 years old.   Residence: Manorville, N.Y.
Died in World Trade Center

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John, remembering you today, eleven years later. Only met you once, but I worked for Liebert, and Aon was one of my custoemrs in Chicago. I still have the Liebert 5225 shirt that I wear on Veterans Day. Peace to you and yours.

*** Posted by John P. 5099 on 2012-09-11 ***

John and my daughter Lisa were friends from Eastport HS. John always had a smile on his face. I remember when I saw John and Lisa together they were always laughing about something. When I think of them I laugh and then cry. How ironic they are together in heaven... probably laughing! John was killed by terrorist on 9-11-01 and my daughter Lisa was killed by a drunk driver 5-12-04. To the Scharf family my thoughts and prayers are with you as they are many days. Love Peggy Belano

*** Posted by peggy belano on 2011-09-10 ***

John and I knew each other from Harry B Ward Tech in Riverhead. He also dated my sister Samantha, aka Mandy Cole, from Southampton for a little while. She remained friends with him over the years to follow after school. It was a sad day when she told me of this horrible thing that happened to him. My thoughts and prayers went out to him and his family for their loss on that tragic day. He was a great man, with pride and dignity. He had a wonderful smile that lit up the room when he entered. I have a video of him getting his certificate from Boces in Riverhead. If anyone wants a copy of it, let me know. I'll make it and send it to you.

Brennen (brennenjc (at) aol (dot) com)

*** Posted by Brennen Cole on 2010-12-30 ***

I served in the Marines with John. John was always a person we could count on. I say a prayer for John and his family every time I hear of the day we lost many heroes and friends. John, you are always in our hearts. Semper Fi.

*** Posted by Jim Falbe on 2010-09-11 ***

Living in Manorville we drive by your block on a daily basis and with every pass we think of you and your mom, Aunt Marie.  Your mother was so proud of you and since being with you her heart is finally healing. The profound sadness that comes around on September 11th is triple fold, knowing that a part of family was ripped apart on that day. We pray for Uncle Gene, Joe, Dave, Jason, Christine, Momo and your entire extended family that some day they may find peace in your passing.  I am proud that my three children walk the halls in the school where a true hero once walked.

*** Posted by Ann Collins Studer on 2010-09-10 ***

John was a few years older than me in HS, and we most certainly knew who each other were ... but it wasn't until a few years after I had graduated from HS that I really did meet him. Several mornings a week we saw each other at the Manorville 7-Eleven. I can remember John telling me all about his daughter, Momo, who must've been 5 or so at the time. (If my memory serves me correctly!) He showed me a photo and was looking forward to seeing her. Someone above wrote what a proud father he was.... I witnessed that first hand. It was long before I had my own children, but his enthusiasm for her was remarkable. John's death touched me and our entire small, small community. He left quite an impression on Eastport High School, a similar impression to the one he seems to have left everywhere else he was. My thoughts and prayers are with John's entire family, especially as the anniversary of September 11th comes around. May his family find peace in knowing John is remembered fondly.

*** Posted by Danielle Hartmann Fogarty on 2010-09-09 ***

Almost nine years, and my heart is still broken. I think about you every day and miss you so very much. I miss your smile and those blue eyes and that personality ... that could make anyone laugh. Your Momo is growing up so fast and still looking so much like you! I hope you are looking down on us and protecting us. Tell mama bear hello for me! xoxo

*** Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-09 ***

I am priviledged to share a name with you....

*** Posted by John Scharf on 2010-05-27 ***

I knew John as a friend, brother, and a fellow marine. We were stationed together in 29 Palms. He was there for me during some rough times. He let me stay with him and his family. We laughed all the time thanks to him. I will always remember him stopping the car during some trip or short errand just to lean over his seat to tell Momo that he loved her. He was always very sincere about how he felt about her. I have a short list of friends in this life, and not all of them are in my thoughts very much, but John is. Thanks.

*** Posted by Paul Garner on 2010-01-27 ***

One thing that I am thankful for this thanksgiving holiday is being blessed to have known you. I'm thankful for your funny memories and antics. My children have seen pictures and heard stories, and they, as well as my husband, feel as though they've known you.

*** Posted by Sunny on 2009-11-27 ***

Miss u see u loved u prey for u

*** Posted by Sunny on 2009-10-12 ***

So sad and upset to know that you never got the chance to make the best out of your life and do what you were supposed to do! I know you're up there looking down and know that we are all right without you and we know you're looking down and watching us and trying to guide us the right way and with your help and those that past on 911!

*** Posted by Anonymous on 2009-09-11 ***

Although I knew John's name in High School and saw him walking in the halls of Eastport High, I am sorry to say we never spoke, but as a schoolmate, I am honored to say I knew who he was. My heart and prayers go out to his family. God Bless our True Hero from Eastport High School, who is now an Angel that is watching and still protecting his friends and family that he loved so much.

*** Posted by Barbara Kecza on 2009-09-11 ***

I loved you. I miss you. You gave me laughter, friendship, and lots of great memories of our summers past. I always sent you cookies while you were in the marines. Your loss broke my heart and my spirit. I pray for your family, and I was very lucky to have known you.

*** Posted by a friend from home on 2009-08-27 ***


John came into this world in an extraordinary way: a child born by emergency. Twenty-nine years later John left us in an extraordinary way. His birth and his death are the beginning and the end. It is who John was and what he accomplished in those years when he was with us that makes John truly extraordinary.

  • John was a son.

  • John was a brother.

  • John was a devoted father.

  • John was to marry the love of his life.

  • John was a Marine.

  • John was a comedian.

  • John's smile could light up a night sky.

All of this was lived in 29 years—29 years of love, laughter and, courage.

John was born to Marie and Gene—and came into this world fighting. He was the second of 5 children: We still say it in our minds: Joe, John, Dave, Jason, and finally the little sister, Christine. Except now, at family gatherings and in times of joy and sorrow, we say the names, and yet there is one presence missing—always we look for five—and that will never be overcome.

John was a father, completely devoted to his daughter Momo. A prouder father cannot be found. She knows her father is an angel looking over her, and she has all the personality and love of life that her father had. I am sure that he is one proud angel.

I remember sitting and listening to John's fiancee Deb describe her wedding dress at a family gathering in July of 2001. They were so right and good together. They were to marry on August 24th of 2002—John's grandmother's birthday. A beautiful young couple ... never to live their lives together.

John was a comedian, hysterically funny. The child in all of us that is afraid to come out, but John had no such fears. That child came out every chance he got. And he enjoyed it. And everyone around him enjoyed it. He made us laugh a little louder, enjoy life a little more, and revel in being a part of his life.

His smile was a treasure, a sight to behold. If you ever saw someone who, when they smile, it lights a room and everyone takes notice, that was John. And you couldn't help it; you had to smile with him, just because. Just because it was John.

John was a Marine. John was dedicated to honor, courage, and commitment. We can only imagine the honor, the courage, and the commitment that John showed that day, a true Marine, our hearts are sure that John was the best of the best, and a hero in his battle. John left us a hero, forever a hero to all who knew him. And all who knew him salute him for who he was, what he believed, and the love of family and friends that was John.

If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on heaven's scenes,
They will find the streets are guarded
By United States Marines.

Semper Fi, Sgt. Scharf, a son, brother, father, fiance, cousin, friend, and Marine. Always in our hearts and forever in our lives.

*** Posted by Kathleen Christie Cotter on 2009-07-30 ***

I can never forget you, dad.... I don't have many memories with you, but I have a hope that you loved me.... I won't forget how you were my dad and even now you are still my dad. And now that I know, you were always with me and always in my heart. I hope you will understand if I do something wrong. I'm just trying to find out what's the right way, and when I know what's the right thing, I will be with you and watch over my friends and family. But right now I don't know what's the right thing. And when I know I'm doing something right, I think the god will tell you that I'm coming. And after that we can, no, me and you and mom can live together up there. So till I get it right, please always stay with me.

Love you always,

*** Posted by Momo Scharf on 2009-03-02 ***

I have never met you before, but you must have been a great soldier and a great dad. You are very missed and very loved. You will always be in the hearts of many.

*** Posted by Chelsie Torres on 2008-10-11 ***

I think of you often: when I see a clear blue sky, as I pass Sandi Lane. When I visit my Dad at Calverton, I often stop to touch your gravestone as you rest with your mom, my godmother, on my way to bless my dad's, just around to bend at section 25. You are not forgotten, nor is your love of all you loved.

*** Posted by Betty Collins on 2008-09-11 ***

Although I had never met John, I have recently had the privilege of meeting his lovely young daughter and have become a part of her life as a step-grandmother. If her daddy was anything like his daughter, I know that he must have been a wonderful person and well-loved by his family. We welcome her into our life and at the same time pay tribute to the father that she has lost. How proud John must be of his daughter while looking down on her now! She is such a joy to be around. We only wish distance did not separate us from her, her mother, and our son.

*** Posted by Anonymous on 2008-09-07 ***

I miss you. I miss your smile. I know you have company now, and both of you are watching over us. Not one minute goes by without me thinking of you. And your beautiful daughter, she is getting big, and she still looks just like you. Love you always!

*** Posted by Anonymous on 2008-01-10 ***

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