Joseph C. ‘Joe’ Noel Jr.

April 11, 1940 - Dec. 14, 2017

Joseph C. “Joe” Noel Jr., 77, Patton, passed away Thursday at UPMC Altoona.

He was born in Colver, son of the late Joseph C. Sr. and Ferdeline “Fid” L. (Bertin) Noel.

Surviving are three children: Joseph P. Noel of San Diego, Calif., Barbara Sue (Brant) Mozina of St. Lawrence and Sean M. (Christine) Noel of State College; seven grandchildren: Samantha Elizabeth (Lynn) Dudinsky, Alexandra Amelia Noel (Naoki Mercier), Amelia Scott Mozina, Angelo Sean Mozina, Olivia Catharine Noel, Michael Joseph Noel and Matthew Patrick Noel; a brother, Gary (Lynn) Noel of Tyrone; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Susan A. Noel, on Sept. 6, 2016; a brother, Alphonse Noel; and a sister, Catherine Lloyd.

Joe was a 1958 graduate of Patton High School. He was employed in the coal industry most of his life, and he had worked in China at the largest open pit mine in the world. He retired as maintenance supervisor after working for various state correctional institutes.

He was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Patton, and he was a former school board director and Patton councilman. He enjoyed his summer beach trips, riding dirt bikes and watching his children and grandchildren participate in sports.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, at Stevens Funeral Home Inc., 1004 North Fifth Avenue, Patton, where a vigil for the deceased will be held. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Patton, Benedictine Fathers celebrants. Committ-al will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Patton.

Memorials donations may be sent to Patton Public Library, 444 Magee Ave., Patton, PA 16668.