Age 76, of Fernandina Beach, Florida, formerly of Wilkinsburg and Greensburg, PA, died suddenly on December 25, 2017, while vacationing with family. Beloved husband of Carole McGoldrick Noe, formerly of Penn Hills; loving father of Colleen (William) Houston, Holly (Sean) Mummert, and Kellie Noe (Dennis Rosatti, Jr.); grandfather of six, Lauren and Emily Houston, Madison and Kiley Mummert, and Hailie and Laurel Rosatti. Also survived by siblings, James Noe, Carol (Jerry) Lee, Mary Ellen (Joel) Bloom and John (Mary Anne) Noe; and many adored nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Eileen Murphy Noe. Don was born on October 16, 1941, in Wilkinsburg, PA. He learned his strong work ethic from an early age while working in his father's butcher shop, “C.A. Noe Market.” Don graduated from Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School where he earned awards in physics, and he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh. He married Carole McGoldrick on May 27, 1967, and they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2017. He served in the National Guard, and was active throughout his life in many civic activities, including service on the Board of St. Paul's Church in Greensburg, the Knights of Columbus in Greensburg, PA, St. Mary's, Georgia, and Yulee, FL, where he was honored with a 4th Degree Knighthood. Don spent his career in nuclear engineering and project management, working for Westinghouse for 32 years while he raised his daughters in Greensburg, PA. He moved to St. Mary's, GA in 1997 and worked at GSE Systems, Inc., Shaw Corporation, and finally Gilbert Consulting Services before retiring in 2013 to enjoy more time at the beach with Carole. Don was as true a Pittsburgh sports fan as they come, rooting loyally for the Steelers, Penguins and Pirates, and was fond of telling his story of being present at the 1960 World Series Game 7 when Bill Mazeroski hit the greatest home run of all time. Don loved to watch his Pitt Panthers, but also adopted Notre Dame, Penn State, and Kent State, where his daughters, Colleen, Holly and Kellie graduated from, respectively. Don loved his family, enjoyed playing cards with friends and family, especially bridge and cribbage, and most enjoyed time with his granddaughters. Friends will be received from Monday 5-7 p.m. at the JOBE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, INC. (MONROEVILLE / PLUM CHAPEL), corner of (445) Beatty Road and Route 48 North, Monroeville, 412-856-4747. Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, 10 a.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Glenshaw. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Hampton. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association online at www.diabetes.org.
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PostedJanuary 13, 2018