|Noland, James Albert|
Noland, James Albert
Mr. Noland passed away late in the evening of April 21, 2006, at Little Company of Mary Hospital, after a severe pneumonia lasting several weeks. He was 79 years old.
Jim was originally from South Bend, IN, born October 16, 1926. After a tour in the Army, he earned an engineering degree from Perdue University, and later, a Masters in Physics from Hofstra College in NY. The first decade of his career in engineering design was spent with Sylvania in NY, and the 2nd decade with Sperry Rand in Gainesville, FL. In about 1967, the family moved to Rolling Hills, CA, and Jim had a distinguished career in Management at Hughes Aircraft, and later at General Motors.
For the past 25 years he lived in Harbor City. He enjoyed tournament tennis, and was winning even after his retirement. Jim was also a bridge player, and was awarded Life Master by the American Contract Bridge League in 2005. He was a member of the South Bay Bridge Club.
Jim enjoyed good health for most of his life, and cigarettes and his pipe for about 55 years. He was predeceased by Marilyn Noland, his first wife of 40 years and mother of his two daughters; and also by his second wife, Barbara Noland, about 6 years ago.
Jim is survived by two daughters, Lynda Farley of Edmonton, KY and Nancy Sonduck of Spokane, WA; plus 9 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
According to his wishes, his close friends will be welcome to attend with family when he is put to rest by the Neptune Society. Instead of flowers, donations to Forces Int. would be welcome, and can be made at www.forces.org. You are welcome to visit Lynda Farley and several of Jim's grandkids at The Most Beautiful Pages on the WWW, www.hosanna1.com/.
Published in the Daily Breeze (Torrance, CA) on 4/30/2006.