Jay Eugene Noble

Jay Eugene Noble, 84, of Fredonia Place, Fredonia, N.Y., and formerly of Burr Road in Fredonia, N.Y., passed away on Monday afternoon, Jan. 28, 2013, at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk, N.Y., after a brief illness.

Jay was born in Sinclairville, N.Y., on July 24, 1928, and was the son of the late Emory and Gladys Fessenden Noble, and had lived in the Brocton and Fredonia area most of his life.

Jay had been employed in the maintenance division at Fredonia State Col-lege as a lawn and groundsman and was also a station engineer for Fredonia State College. In later years he was employed at and retired from Lakeview Correctional Facility in Brocton, N.Y., where he had also been a station engineer.

Jay served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army in World War II in the Pacific Theater, where he received the World War II Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal Japan. He was also a former member of the Dunkirk Moose Club and former member of the Grape Bunch Camping Club

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Thelma “Glady” Noble; a stepson Dennis (Gloria) Colt; a stepdaughter, Carol “Molly” Colt, and children Dawn Noble, Douglas (Shirley) Noble, David (Jacqueline) Noble, Darryl (Lisa) Noble and Dale No-ble, and Bonnie (Quinton) Gamble; and also several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Denett Pimkowski and an infant daughter, Dixie; two sisters: Hazel Sherman and Barbara Miller.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at 11 a.m. from the Morse Funeral Home in Brocton, N.Y., with the Rev. Larry Morrison officiating. Interment will follow at the Portland Evergreen Cemetery, where full military honors will be conducted by the American Legion John W. Dill Post 434 of Brocton, N.Y.

Friends are invited to call at the Morse Funeral Home of Brocton, N.Y. on Thursday (Jan. 31, 2013) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

The family kindly re-quests donations in his honor be made to The American Heart Associa-tion, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.