Marjorie A. Noll

Marjorie A. Noll

Bensalem, Pa

Marjorie Romaine (Walsh) (nee Arnold) Noll of Bensalem, Pa. passed away on Feb. 7, 2013 at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, Pa. She was born Aug. 20, 1924 on a 142 acre farm in Sunbury, Pa. Marjorie graduated in 1942 from Reading Senior High School, where she participated in tap and ballet, chorus, bowling, softball, the Glee Club, acting, and National Honor Society.

She wanted to attend college right away for a degree in Physical Education or Nursing, but decided to go into war work to help her country. She performed various jobs, including assembling the fin of a Boeing airplane with three other women; stocking and running a terminal stamp press machine; and tearing down, repairing, and reassembling payroll machines, telescopes, binoculars, generators and starters for the Army. She enlisted in the WAVES and was discharged in November 1945. Marjorie went to Ornstein School of Music under the G.I. Bill hoping to earn a degree to teach Theory and Harmony. She lived in Florham Park, N.J. and then Denville, N.J., where she held other jobs including being a member of the Florham Park Volunteer Ambulance Squad, working at AAA dispatching emergency road service calls, working for Visiting Homemakers providing home health care, and working for Artcraft Concepts demonstrating, teaching, and selling needlecrafts.

She was also a member of the Sweet Adeline's. Marjorie was an elder at Union Hill Presbyterian Church in Denville and sang in the church choir. Over the years, she had been secretary, corresponding secretary and vice-president of the Denville AARP Chapter. She was also a member of the Denville American Legion. In 1996, she was married to Raymond Noll and relocated to Middleton, Ky. and then Barboursville, W.Va. Ray passed away in 2001. Marjorie moved to Bensalem in 2003 and was a member of the Bensalem Presbyterian Church. Hobbies throughout her life included arts and crafts, bowling, golf, playing Canasta, Bridge, Parcheesi and Scrabble, and she loved to read, play the piano, sing and dance. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Edith (Kerstetter) Arnold; her sisters, Gladys Blue, Thelma Hult, Arlene Armor, and Evelyn Arnold; her brothers, Donald Arnold and Merlin Arnold; and her first husband, Charles V. Walsh Jr. She is survived by her daughters, Candace Kucy and her husband, Drew, of Clark, N.J., Karen Walsh of Barnesville, Ohio, Cynthia Walsh and her husband, Anthony, of Lebanon Township, N.J., and Jeanne Walsh and partner, Frances, of Denville, N.J.; her grandchildren, Hope and Catherin Walsh of Barnesville, Ohio; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. A celebration of her life will be held on April 13th in the Bensalem area. Donations may be made to Bensalem Presbyterian Church, 2826 Bristol Road, Bensalem PA 19020 or the .

Published in Daily Record on Feb. 18, 2013