Gathering in Honor of Noble to be Held Thursday

Jan. 1, 2005 – A gathering of friends and remembrances of Bob Noble will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, Three Kings Day, at Honeymoon Bay on Water Island.
Noble,79, died Dec. 29 at Roy L. Schneider Hospital following a sudden heart attack.
A Virgin Island broadcast pioneer, Noble moved to St. Thomas in the late fifties after an advertising career with American Broadcasting Corp. (ABC). He and his partner Bob Moss formed radio and television stations WBNB. (See "Longtime St. Thomas Radio Voice Goes Silent").
Gov. Charles W. Turnbull acknowledged Noble's many contributions to the community, as past president of the Water Island Civic Association, a member of the V. I. Parole Board, and past president of the St. Thomas Chamber of Commerce.
Noble was born Feb. 7, 1926 in Adams, Ma. He was graduated from Phillips Academy, Andover in 1943, after which he joined the U. S. Navy, where he received two battle stars for Palm Island and Okinawa landings. Following World War II, Noble attended Yale University where he was graduated in 1950.
Noble was descended from the founding family of the L.L. Brown Paper Co. of Adams, Ma. in 1849, and later the Whiting Paper Co., Holyoke, Ma. His father, Robert Noble Sr., was president of Greylock National Bank. His mother, Cathryn O'Connell Noble, was an accomplished musician.
Noble leaves his wife, Wendy Weber Noble; his children Sara Lyndon Noble of Manassas, Va., Robert E. Noble III, of Goodlettsville, Tenn., Matthew Scott Noble of Scarsdale, N.Y., and Wendy Noble of Ellicott City, Md. all from a previous marriage to the late Louise Lyndon Noble.
He is also survived by two grandchildren, Matthew Scott Noble Jr., and Andrew David Noble; a stepson, Michael Venckus of Annaheim Hills, Ca., and cousin Nancy O 'Connell Clancy of Gloucester, Ma.
Interment will be in the Noble family plot in the Maple Street Cemetery, Adams, Ma.
Continuous Water Island ferry service will leave from Tickles Restaurant at the Crown Bay dock starting at 10:30 a.m. Bus service from the Water Island dock to the beach will be provided.

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