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John Anthony Stokarski

Dr. John Wherry Noe, age 72, of Sound Beach, Long Island, died on November 18, 2017 in Hadley, Massachusetts. John was born on November 29, 1944, in the Bronx. He attended Bronx High School of Science, City College of NY, and completed his Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania. John was a physicist, researcher, and mentor for 43 years at Stony Brook University. He was a major contributor to the Superconducting LINAC accelerator, collaborated on the PHENIX Detector at Brookhaven National Lab, and served as the Director of the Laser Teaching Center at Stony Brook University, where he mentored many dozens of students and launched them on successful scientific careers.


Born to mother Bessie Wherry and father Ralph Wilson Noe, John was predeceased by brother Ralph Noe and is survived by children Lisanne Carr-Jos and husband Philip Jos, Michelle Carr-Mal and husband Niranjan Carr-Mal, Daniel Noe and wife Abigail Noyce, and grandchildren Eloise Jos, Claudia Jos, Arayana Carr-Mal, Cordelia Noe-Noyce and dearest friend Bonnie Frank.


John, a philanthropist, was passionate about science, music, contra dancing, travel, the outdoors, and mentorship. In lieu of flowers, a donation in John’s name can be made to any of his favorite charities: The Poughkeepsie Farm Project, The Suzuki Association of the Americas, or The Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.

Expressions of sympathy are available at: wrisleyfuneralhome@verizon.net