James Noonan of Lockport, NY, husband of Phyllis Noonan, entered into rest on Friday, January 10, 2014 in Lockport, NY. He was born in Niagara Falls, NY on September 14, 1928, son of the late Carlos and Kathleen Noonan. James, a devoted father and husband, worked for over 50 years as a realtor, including owning the McKnight-Hogan & Noonan Brokerage in Lockport, NY.
Father of Shelley (Thomas) MacDonald of Ithaca, NY, Kathyanne (Beshara) of Syracuse, NY, Patrick (Jacqueline) of Paris, France, Timothy (Carol) of Raleigh, NC, Phyllis Lapp of Lockport, NY, Alison (Daniel) Hayes of Canandaigua, NY. Brother to Alice Atkinson, Rosemary Dawdy, Howard (Karen) Noonan and the late Robert Noonan. Also survived by fifteen grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and several loving nieces and nephews.
James, while always putting his family first, was a "gentleman" farmer for 15 years and loved fishing the lakes of Ontario, Canada, especially the Muskoka Lakes home of his maternal Scottish ancestors. James was also proud of his service in the United States Navy during WWII as an on-board radar specialist, doing several tours through the Mediterranean Sea.
Friends may call at the PRUDDEN & KANDT FUNERAL HOME, INC., 242 Genesee St., Lockport, NY on TUESDAY from 4-7 PM. A Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10:00 AM in FIRST PRESBYTARIAN CHURCH, 21 Church St., Lockport, NY. Burial will be in Niagara Falls Memorial Cemetery, Niagara Falls, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Alzheimer's Association, Western New York Chapter, 2805 Wehrle Drive, Suite 6, Williamsville, NY 14221 (www.alz.org/wny/index.asp) would be appreciated by the family.