It is with deep shock and sadness that the Juniper Park Civic Association announces the untimely death of longtime JPCA board member, Ed Nubel on Tuesday, May 26th. He was 74 years old.
As a lifelong resident of our community, Ed attended PS 102 on Van Horne St. in Elmhurst, and went on to Newtown High School, where his favorite subject was Math. After graduation from high school, Ed commuted to the Drake Business School in downtown Manhattan, where he enrolled in drafting courses.
After completing his studies at Drake, Ed worked for eight years as a draftsman with M. Rosenblatt—a naval architectural outfit in New York City. For 26 years, until his retirement, he worked as a draftsman for The J.C. Penny Company, primarily in the Store Planning Department.
Community Service was always an integral part of Ed's life. As a member of the Executive Board of the Juniper Park Civic Association, he engaged in a variety of activities, including being a most visible and reliable host at membership meetings. Thanks to Ed, the coffee was perked, the water for tea was boiled, and the delicious cookies were purchased in advance. For over 20 years Ed Nubel helped distribute the Juniper Berry magazine throughout the community and was always ready to testify at public hearings on issues important to Maspeth and Middle Village. As an active member of the Knights of Columbus, Ed assisted with blood drives, and delivered meals to home-bound elderly persons on special holidays.
He also worked with the Maspeth Self-Help Senior Center to deliver meals to those unable to visit the Center. But what Ed enjoyed most was membership in the choir of St. Stanislaus Church in Maspeth. His face lit up as he said: "I enjoy singing—makes me happy to provide happiness to others who might be lonely or depressed. Singing is really good for one's health."
Ed's community service motto was: "Do something for your community. Make up for those who refuse to get involved, especially young people."
Viewing: Megiel Funeral Home (718-326-1790)
64-18 Flushing Ave., Maspeth, NY 11378
Thursday: 2pm – 5pm; 7pm – 9pm
Friday: 2pm – 5pm; 7pm – 9pm
Saturday: Funeral Mass St. Stans, Maspeth Time: 10:00am