Robert C. "Bob" Noal, 83, Duncansville, went home to be with the Lord Monday after an extended illness.
He was born in Tyrone, son of Clayton and Jean (Warefield) Noal. He married Lois Vandrew on Sept. 3, 1949, in Blue Knob.
Surviving are his wife of nearly 63 years; a daughter, Pennie Dobrowolsky of Altoona; two sons: Steve M. and wife, Betsy, of Duncansville and Joel R. and wife, Rochelle, of Hollidaysburg; six grandchildren: Cory (Ashlee) Dobrowolsky, Clayton (Joni) Noal, Alyssa (Brian) Kephart and Christopher, Rebecca and Courtney Noal; six great-grandchildren: Kaidance and Carson Soeliner, Charlie, Maxwell and Andie Kephart and Ethan Dobrowolsky; three sisters: Audrey Koch of Altoona, Doris Walters of Altoona and Edith Noal of Duncansville; as well as a number of nieces and nephews.
Robert C. ‘Bob’ Noal
He was preceded in death by a son, Randy A. Noal, in 1952.
Bob was a 1948 graduate of Hollidaysburg High School and received continuing education certificates from Penn State University. He served as a corporal in the U.S. Army for two years with the 3rd Armored Cavalry during the Korean conflict and for six years with the Army Air Corps Reserve. He retired as a service engineer from SKF in 1987 after 28 years of service.
Bob was a member of Dry Run Independent Baptist Church, where he served as deacon for 60 years. He served on the Hollidaysburg school board and on the board of the Altoona Rescue Mission, and he was a supervisor of Juniata Township and manager of the Dry Run Cemetery Association.
He loved his Lord first and then his family, for whom he had a great love. He enjoyed hunting and working, especially at the church.
Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, July 20, 2012, at the Dry Run Independent Baptist Church, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday by Pastors John D. Leatherman and Cory Dobrowolsky. Interment will be in Dry Run Cemetery with military honors by the Blair County Veterans Honor Guard.
Memorials may be given to the Dry Run Independent Baptist Church or its fellowship hall building fund.
Arrangements are by Sorge Funeral Home Inc., Hollidaysburg.