Noel Ashley Black

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“I met Noel a little over twenty years ago through his children and grandchildren. He certainly should be proud of them! Some of the children became...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Kurt Poterack - Front Royal, VA

“Always enjoyed sharing stories with Noel and others at the retired Amway employee weekly breakfast. He has much to be proud of. Blessings to his...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Dick Wayman - San Diego, CA

“Noel was a colleague at Amway and it was always a pleasure to interact with him. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Norm Vance - Grand Rapids, MI

“I will remember best my trips to Mecosta with Noel, our brief chats after Mass, and our late night debates. We will be praying for Noel and his...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: John Pinheiro - Grand Rapids, MI

“Dear Brian, Diane and Family,I have such fond memories of your father. He was kind, thoughtful and understanding. He was the least adult adult that a...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Steve CHANNER - GRAND RAPIDS, MI

“Dear Noelle and Brian I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. I remember him well as I spent much time at your house. I will always remember his...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Nancy Badenhoo - Wauseon, OH

“Noelle, my thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Paula Voss

“We send prayers of support to all of Noel's family who will carry on his dedication to the next generation and to the Catholic Church. Each of our...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Micheline Lockerd - Grand Rapids, MI

“Goodbye, Noel. It was great having you as a friend. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Gerry Hausser - Grand Rapids, MI


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Noel was born on May 15, 1932 and passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.

Noel was a resident of East Grand Rapids, Michigan at the time of passing.

Mr. Black graduated from East Grand Rapids High School and matriculated at Albion College, graduating in 1954 with a Bachelor of Arts (Economics), with minors in history and political science.

He was drafted into the U.S. Army, serving as a clerk in the Surgeon's Section of V Corps Headquarters, U. S. Army of Occupation in Germany until 1956.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Radio (2504 Ardmore SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506), the Benedictines of Mary (8005 NW 316th St., Gower, MO 64454), or the Wyoming Carmelites (PO Box 2747, Cody, WY 82414).

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