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Robert Edward Noel

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Robert Edward Noel

Age 84, of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully at Cadia Rehabilitation Center in Wilmington on Monday, December 3, 2012.

Born in Lee's Crossroads, Pennsylvania, Robert was the son of the late Ira K. and Anna M. Handshaw Noel. He worked as an engineer for Hercules for over 30 years until his retirement in 1993. An Army veteran, he was a member of the Korean War Veterans Association. His other memberships included the Hercules Mixed Bowling League and the Hercules Volleyball League. For 35 years, he was a devoted volunteer for the Dickinson Theatre Organ Society, Music Shop and past member of the Board of Directors for the Dickinson Organ Society. He was a lifetime board member of Parastudy, Inc. He was also an avid NASCAR fan and listener to Big Band music on WVUD, and was a member of the NRA.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Dorothy "Jean" Coverdale Noel; his children, Duane Noel, Robin Noel and her companion, Tom, and Christopher Noel and his wife, Tina; two grandchildren, Loren and Derrick; and two great-grandchildren, Ibrahim and Safiyah. Also surviving are his stepchildren, Jean Kensinger and husband Robert, James Coverdale Jr. and wife Karen, and John Coverdale and wife Mary, and Johanna Coverdale Freebery; stepgrandchildren, Shawn and wife Carmen, Victoria, Christina and Meghan; former daughter-in-law, Lydia; and former stepdaughter-in-law, Arlene.

Interment will be held on Wednesday, December 12 at 2 pm at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear. A Memorial Celebration of Life will be held on January 21 at 2 pm at Mealey Funeral Home, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington where friends are invited to visitation after 1 pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Dickinson Theatre Organ Society,

c/o Robert Noel, Post Office Box 7263, Wilmington, Delaware 19803-0296.

Published in The News Journal from Dec. 9 to Dec. 10, 2012
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