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Kenneth J. Noaker

January 14, 1928 - May 6, 2014
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NOAKER, Kenneth J. 86, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2014, surrounded by his family at his home in Tampa. He was born in Toledo, Ohio on Jan 14, 1928. Although his health was a gradual decline, he never lost his spirit…and that wonderful smile. He lived a full life, especially with his wife Pat, who passed away in 2006. They were married on March 4, 1948. Ken enlisted in the U.S. Navy on November 11, 1946 and served as a cook on the U.S.S. Sheldon in the Pacific Seas and traveled to various ports from Pearl Harbor to Japan. He was a member of Mary Help Christian Church in Tampa, Florida. Special thanks to Pete & Mary Gallar who...
NOAKER, Kenneth J. 86, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2014, surrounded by his family at his home in Tampa. He was born in Toledo, Ohio on Jan 14, 1928. Although his health was a gradual decline, he never lost his spirit…and that wonderful smile. He lived a full life, especially with his wife Pat, who passed away in 2006. They were married on March 4, 1948. Ken enlisted in the U.S. Navy on November 11, 1946 and served as a cook on the U.S.S. Sheldon in the Pacific Seas and traveled to various ports from Pearl Harbor to Japan. He was a member of Mary Help Christian Church in Tampa, Florida. Special thanks to Pete & Mary Gallar who brought Ken communion to his home after he became homebound. He is survived by his daughter, Pam Blanco of Tampa, Fla.; sons, Ken (Sandy) Noaker of Ida, Mich., Scott (Rita) Noaker of Seattle, Wash., Keith Noaker who lived with Dad and was his caretaker; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Heartfelt thanks go out to Keith for being there for "Dad" when he needed love and care. He was passionate about his family and always was concerned that they were doing great things for other people. Ken and Pat enjoyed traveling and seeing the sights of our great country. He was a man who followed his dreams and was always striving to make a difference. Special Thanks go out to his loving granddaughter Shelly Summey, and her family for always being there to help "Grandpa" out with anything that was needed. A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Stowers Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In memory of Kenneth Noaker, please perform a random act of kindness to someone as he was known for his generosity and concern for others. Contributions may be made to LifePath Hospice in Kenneth's memory. Stowers Funeral Home, www.stowersfh.com

"I did not know him personally but know him & his family from my dear friend Scott, and Keith sharing with pictures. He is at peace with his Pat, knowing..." Grace Zima-Huffman (Salkum, WA)

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