John Hardy Sr.


Meet Mr. John Hardy Sr. John was my partner and friend for many years. He passed away a few years ago. In his early years he was an engineer that worked with NASA and was the lead engineer on the designing and building of the Apollo space suit. No small job by any means. Later in life he and his wife Lois opened La-Z-Boy here in Scarborough Maine. He became a well respected businessman and helped many people in the community. John and Lois are some of the nicest people you could ever meet. John was instrumental in getting The Root Cellar up and running. THE ROOT CELLAR IS A CHRISTIAN MISSION WITH THE GOAL OF UNITING THE LOCAL COMMUNITY IN THE COMMON CAUSE OF SATISFYING THE PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL NEEDS OF INNER-CITY YOUTH AND THEIR FAMILIES.


John was a christian man with christian values. He was one of the most intelligent people I have ever had the pleasure to work with. He loved working on our shipwreck projects and would learn everything he could about each one. He traveled to Haiti, Miami and other places to meet either government officials or others to either sign contracts or to gather more information so he could form an honest opinion on each project.  His engineering background help in many different aspects as we had to design and build many different tools for our projects.

I really miss John….. I know he would be so disappointed in all that has happened, the lack of belief from most of the partners on the PN project, the media and some of his own family. He had faith in this project, faith in me. I held his hand soon before he passed and he was worried about the ship and the crew, an awesome man.


3 thoughts on “John Hardy Sr.

  1. John was a really great great man. Always prayers for him, I would never forget Greg Brooks and John. They were so nice with me and everyone else on the island of ile a vache in Haiti South coast of Haiti, they helped alot of people there on the island. Sub sea research was a blessing for everyone on the island, in 2010 while the earthquake hurts Haiti they Came here in Haiti with sea hunter which was a ship of the Company with full different kinds of Stuff for people. We are so much appreciate your full help to the Haitians my friend Greg Brooks, you are in our hearts for good my friend and really miss you all. Thanks your Friend Vital Pierre Felix.

  2. Oh My. I only just caught up with everyone at Sub Sea,…[it HAS been too long!] and heard this very sad news. I can’t add anything to this very eloquent honoring of a very great, kind and humble man. Indeed, John! I know you are listening, and I will repeat back to you something you always said to anyone who would listen. “Everything happens for a reason., and it is OUR job, duty and responsibility on this earth to figure out and perform whatever that reason is.” It has been over a decade since our fates have crossed paths and here I am crossing orbits with a renewed sense of purpose and intent. Nil Desperendum . THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE. RIP John and keep a watch over your loved ones down here!

  3. I second your description of John. He was always a solid, principled, honest, dependable man in his space days. Also, a pretty damned good engineer. He was a good friend, then he left. He loved it when Lois played piano for him. World could use more like him.

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