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Robert ‘R.T.’ Noel

Dec. 30, 1933 – May 31, 2020

Robert “R.T.” Noel, 86, Fallentimber, died Sunday at UPMC Altoona.

He was born in Altoona, son of the late John M. and Aileen M. (Bender) Noel.

Surviving are his wife of 66 years, the former Marian Tonkin, whom he married Nov. 13, 1953 in Cumberland, Md.; three children: Stephen (Ann Andrews) of Rosebud, Suzanne (Irvin) Holes of Berwinsdale and Michelle (Kerry) Gates of Glasgow; a daughter-in-law, Irene (Ginter) Noel of Coalport; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sons: Mark, Tony and Rick “Griz;” four brothers: Bernard, Harry, Leonard and Johnny; and a sister, Alice Noonan. R.T. was the last member of his immediate family.

He enjoyed NASCAR, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins. He was a member of the Coalport Moose, where he had previously served as governor.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, a private viewing and service will be held Wednesday at Gibbons Funeral Home, 1085 Main St., Coalport, Pastor Sandy Hommer officiating. Committal will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Glasgow.

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