Samuel J. Noecker

Samuel J. Noecker, 74, of Northumberland, died on January 17, 2013, at his residence.

He was born in Herndon, on April 10, 1938, a son of the late Dorothy J. Leitzel and the late William H. Noecker.

Samuel was employed as a welder for Chicago Bridge and Iron, in Newcastle, Del. He was the husband of Lucille (Witmer) Noecker. Samuel served in the Army.

He was a member of the National Transit Boilermaker Union, and Northumberland No. 1 Fire Company.

Samuel is survived by his spouse, Lucille Noecker; four sons, Glen A. Leitzel of Danville, Dale E. Leitzel of Herndon, Keith A. Leitzel of Pillow, Lynn A. Leitzel of Sunbury; three sisters, Shirley Shell of Carsonville, Jean Noecker of Sunbury, Betty Kelly of Northumberland; two brothers, Richard Noecker of West Cameron, Robert Noecker of Trevorton.

He was preceded in death by son, Timothy Noecker (1987); son, Steven Noecker (2010); brother, William Noecker (2011); and a sister, Arlean Noecker (1936).

Services were held Tuesday, Jan. 22, at James A. Reed Funeral Home, Pillow, with Rev. Robert Barner, officiating. Interment was in the Riverview Memorial Park, Halifax.

James A. Reed Funeral Home, Pillow, was in charge of the arrangements. To sign the on line guest book visit

Published in The News Item on Jan. 24, 2013