Roger Noe

June 23, 1924 - June 4, 2014

Roger Charles Noe, of Granada Hills, age 89, passed peacefully on June 4, 2014, surrounded by family.

He was born in 1924 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island to Frederic Noe and Marianne (Boinem) Noe. He grew up in Rhode Island and New Rochelle, NY. A true patriot, he joined the U.S. Navy in January, 1942, while still in high school. He returned to earn his Associate degree in Printing and Publishing from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1953.

Roger was first a family man, and loyal, trusted friend. His heart belongs to Mary (Alves) Noe, his beloved wife of 59 years. They were married in 1954 in Rochester, NY. After he accepted a job in California, they moved to Burbank, then settled in Granada Hills in 1957, where they raised three children.

Roger worked at Technicolor in North Hollywood, and enjoyed a long career as a scheduler at Pacific Press in Los Angeles. He served as an usher at St. John Baptist de la Salle Catholic Church for 38 years, and was a Holy Cross Hospital volunteer and active member of the Knights of Columbus. A charitable man, he gave freely of his time, help and wisdom.

"Roger Dodger" had a wonderful sense of humor, to the delight of family, friends and strangers alike. He enjoyed music, sports and a Blue Moon on a warm afternoon. A New York Yankees fan, he never forgot his East Coast roots. He will be deeply missed by all who loved him. His legacy of love remains.

Roger is survived by his wife, Mary; daughters, Susan Garretson and Jeanine D'Elia of Granada Hills; son, Kenneth Noe (Terri) of Santa Maria; grandchildren, Matthew, Jamie, Kyle, Christine, Timothy and Catherine; brother, Vince Hovanec (Gloria) of Bethesda, MD; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He also leaves behind his Rochester family and many dear friends.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, June 17th, at 10:00 a.m., at St. John Baptist de la Salle Catholic Church, 16555 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills, CA 91344. A private interment will take place at San Fernando Mission Catholic Cemetery on June 23, 2014. Rest now good man. The skies open for you.
The arms of Heaven greet you.

Published in Los Angeles Daily News on June 8, 2014