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Clyde M. Noll
Clyde M. Noll passed away peacefully at home of natural caused on January 28, 2016 at the age of 100. He was a resident of Osprey Village on Amelia Island, Florida.
He was born in Newark, New Jersey on August 23, 1915, the second of four children of Walter and Mary Noll. The family moved to New Providence, N.J. in 1924 and he continued to live in the same house until 1973. After graduating as valedictorian of nearby Summit High School, he attended Bucknell University in Lewisberg, Pennsylvania, graduating again with honors., In addition to working full time at the University library and also as a waiter, he was a member of the AXM fraternity and earned a varsity letter in soccer.
After graduating from Bucknell in 1937, Clyde worked in the Insurance Industry. He attended Columbia University on scholarships and received both an MBA and law degree. Graduation from law school was delayed by service in the Navy during World War II. Clyde established a private law practice in New Providence, New Jersey, and later entered a partnership in Summit, New Jersey, Bourne and Noll. He was very active in community affairs and served on many municipal boards and charities, often acting as chairman, never accepting any compensation for these services.
In 1940 Clyde married Florence �Betty� Boyd, also a Bucknell graduate. They had three children, Robin, Jonathan and Barbara. Betty was an accomplished athlete and she and Clyde made an unbeatable tennis team. Betty died in 1971.
In 1972 Clyde married Jean Carter and became stepfather to her three children, Deborah, Sarah and Ashley, Jr. Clyde and Jean traveled extensively throughout the country and abroad, and enjoyed cruises to many exotic ports. They lived in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Bucks County, Pennsylvania; St. Simons Island, Georgia; and moved to Osprey Village on Amelia Island in 2001. Clyde continued to be active in sports and at the age of 68 he and a younger partner won the Pennsylvania tennis doubles championship for players ages 61-65, defeating the reigning national champions in the finals. Always active, he played tennis and golf well into his 90�s.
Clyde is survived by his beloved wife Jean, his brother Walter, Jr., his three children, his three stepchildren plus eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Two sisters, Margaret Hunt and Charlotte Williams predeceased him. He was a much loved member of Osprey Village, enjoying many activities and friendships. He as a remarkable man in many respects including the fact that he was happily married for more than 30 years-twice.
In August, 2015, Clyde celebrated his 100th birthday with all his family and friends present which he wanted to be a celebration of his life. In lieu of service flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made in Clyde�s memory to Northeast Florida Community Hospice, Baptist Medical Center Nassau,
1348 South 18th Street, Medical Office Building B, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.
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