John Thomas (Tom) Noonan
of Rockford, Ill., died Dec. 3, 2012 while at his home with his family. He was born Oct. 1, 1929, in Canton, the son of Frank I. and Helen McMahon Noonan and stepmother, Grace Noonan. He was married to his McKinley High School sweetheart, Carol Lee Payne Noonan, in Canton on Sept. 8, 1951. Tom graduated from Ohio University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, served in the US Air Force, and was sales engineer for Sundstrand, Barber Coleman, Warner Electric and Russell Associates.
He is survived by his wife, Carol; son, John (Joanie) Noonan; and daughters, Catherine Noonan and Patricia (Elmer) Rice, all of Rockford; brother, James Noonan of Columbia, Md.; sister, Carol Jean (Jan) Eberhard of Elmira, N.Y.; sister-in-law, Barb Noonan; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents; brother, Robert Noonan; and sister-in-law, Dawn Noonan. An online guest book will be available at weltefuneral.com.
J.P. Welte, 815-963-0497
Published in The Repository on Dec. 12, 2012