The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


June 19, 2014

David Richard Noon

WINDBER — NOON – David Richard, 69, Windber, died suddenly June 12, 2014. Born July 19, 1944, in Brooklyn, N.Y., son of Donald R. and Mildred S. (Maxwell) Noon. Preceded in death by parents; sister, Elaine C. Noon; and brother, Daniel A. Noon. Survived by a large and loving family: sister, Barbara Edes, married to William M. Edes; daughter, Vivian R. Noon; grandchildren, Vanessa R. (Noon) Miller, married Charles Miller; David A. Noon; JoAnna E. Noon; and Isaiah J. Noon; and great-grandchildren, Selena A. Noon, Christina M. Miller, AnnAsia R. Noon, David A. Noon Jr., LieLoni Noon and Eva D. Noon. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, Tina, Devyn, Pleasant, Christopher and Jenny, and their immediate families. He was a great, beautiful, kind man and will be greatly missed. The day before his passing, he said to his eldest granddaughter, Vanessa, the happiest days of his life were spent with the mother of his only child, Yukiko. They enjoyed their time together reading scriptures of the Bible together. A much loved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. A 1962 graduate of Windber High School, a proud American Navy veteran and aerospace engineer in San Diego, Calif., where he lived many years. He was so overjoyed to be back home and to just sit on the porch and to chit-chat and wave to all who came by. Not only was he the rock of the family, but a hero to many. Private memorial at immediate family discretion. Arrangements by Meek & Dalla Valle Funeral Home Inc., Windber.

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