George W. Noonan

George W. Noonan, 85, of Cedar Lane, Gloversville and formerly of Broadalbin, died Friday, September 27, 2013, at home.

He was born in Amsterdam on November 11, 1927, a son of George A. and Margaret Bayes Noonan and grew up in Union Mills. George left high school to join the Army Transport Service in 1943. He later enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Hawaii until the end of World War II.

Mr. Noonan worked as a pipe fitter for Mohawk Carpet Mills in Amsterdam before founding Broadalbin Plumbing and Heating, where he served as president until retiring in 1983.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, cooking, and reading non-fiction, especially Bible study, history of the Early West, and memoirs.

Mr. Noonan was a member in good standing of the Masonic Lodge in Broadalbin.

He was married to Carolyn Thurber Noonan on July 20, 1952. She died September 20, 1993.

Survivors include three sons, Shannon (Nancy) Noonan of Fonda, Jerry Laraby of Deweyville, Texas, and James Laraby of Acworth, Ga.; three grandsons, Curtis Laraby of Deweyville, Texas, and Daniel and Brett Noonan , both of Fonda.

Private services will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are by the Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home Inc., 111 County Highway 106, Johnstown.

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