Resolution J1783-2013

Mourning the death of John M. Janos, distinguished Firefighter and devoted member of his community



  • May 21, 2013: ADOPTED
  • May 10, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  mourning  the  death  of John M. Janos, distin-
guished Firefighter and devoted member of his community

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body  to  pay  tribute  to
citizens  of  the  State  of  New York whose lifework and civic endeavor
served to enhance the quality of life in their communities and the great
State of New York; and
  WHEREAS, John M. Janos of Binghamton, New York, died on April 6, 2013,
at the age of 57, while on duty with the Binghamton Fire Department; and
  WHEREAS, John M. Janos distinguished himself in his profession and  by
his  sincere  dedication  and substantial contribution to the welfare of
his community; and
  WHEREAS, A graduate of Binghamton Central High School, Class of  1973,
and  Broome  Community College, John. M. Janos was a Firefighter for the
City of Binghamton  Fire  Department  with  24  years  of  distinguished
service; and
  WHEREAS,  He  was a Paramedic and a Hazmat Specialist, and past Presi-
dent of the Binghamton Firefighters Union Local 729; in addition, he was
one of the key people responsible for the  creation  of  the  Binghamton
9/11  Memorial,  and  a  Board  member  of the Retired Professional Fire
Fighters Cancer Fund, Inc.; and
  WHEREAS, John M. Janos's commitment to excellence, and his  spirit  of
humanity, carried over into all fields of enterprise, including charita-
ble and civic endeavors; and
  WHEREAS, Involved in music from a young age, playing in bands with his
childhood  friends,  John M. Janos enjoyed playing with many local musi-
cians and worked recently at Mansion  Recording  Studio;  he  built  the
Mansion  studio  with close friends with the considerate and kindhearted
goal to help talented young artists in the  Binghamton  community  start
their musical careers; and
  WHEREAS,  Affectionately  known  as  Bear  to some, John M. Janos also
enjoyed fishing and was a devoted, loving family man, who always watched
out for everyone, from colleagues, to clients, to people he barely knew;
  WHEREAS, John M. Janos epitomized  humble  service  in  that  he  just
quietly  went about helping others, never seeking recognition, praise or
thanks; he was a man who just did things because they were right and the
satisfaction of helping others was all he needed; and
  WHEREAS, Always generous with his attention and time, everyone  around
John  M.  Janos  noticed  his genuine spirit and kind nature, especially
children, who called him "Mr. John"; he loved kids and nothing gave  him
greater happiness than bragging about his own; and
  WHEREAS,  Predeceased  by  his  father,  John  Janos, John M. Janos is
survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Sharon Buyck Janos;  his  chil-
dren, Michael and Kelly Janos, Lisa Janos, and Daniel Janos; his mother,
Helen  Kaschak;  three  sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Kaschak, Helen
and Sandy Burnaby, Patricia and Patrick O'Day; a brother,  David  Janos;
and  brother-in-law,  Allen (Jody) Buyck; as well as nieces and nephews,
Jessica O'Day and Ben Wolf, Nicholas  and  Amy,  Kris  Harris,  Danielle
Janos, Megan Buyck and Jimmie Buyck; and
  WHEREAS,  Armed  with  a  humanistic spirit and imbued with a sense of
compassion, John M. Janos leaves behind a legacy which will long  endure
the  passage  of  time  and will remain as a comforting memory to all he
served and befriended; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
mourn  the death of John M. Janos, distinguished Firefighter and devoted
member of his community; and be it further

  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the family of John M. Janos.


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