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E. Noel Luddy, 95, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 2:20 a.m. at St Anne's Retirement Community, Columbia, PA. He was the husband of the late Mary Ellen (Nevins) Luddy whom he married in 1942. He was born in Nicholasville, KY on December 1, 1917. He was the son of the late Noel Wolford Luddy and Mildred (Overstreet) Luddy King.
Noel had a lifelong love of radio for over 70 years. He built a ham radio set at age 13 and was in Broadcast Radio for 70 years. Noel worked for Radio Station WLAP, RCA and Dielectric Corporations after leaving the Army in 1945. Noel was a WWII veteran and rose to the rank of Major while supervising the radio communications for the Signal Corps for the Pacific Theatre. Noel was a member of the NAB, IEEE and AFCCE in Washington DC.
He is survived by his children E. Noel Luddy II and wife Marion, William N. Luddy and wife Susie, and the Rev. Dr. Halley L. Willcox and husband Robert Strotz. He is survived by nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Noel was a loving husband, father and was active in a number of churches.
The first viewing will be Friday, January 4, between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Etzweiler Funeral Home, 1111 East Market Street, York, PA 17403. On Saturday, January 5, a viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Living Word Community Church, 2530 Cape Horn Road, Red Lion PA 17356. The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. at Living Word Church. Pastor Steve Almquist and the Rev. Dr. Halley Willcox will officiate. Noel will be laid to rest in the Lexington KY cemetery on January 25, 2013 at the family grave site.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the E. Noel Luddy Scholarship Fund with the AFCCE for young students entering the radio field. Contact AFCCE at the website www.afcce.org/enlsclrshp.htm
Arrangements by Etzweiler Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1111 East Market Street, York, PA 17403.

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Published in The Washington Post on Jan. 4, 2013
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