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Jon Anthony Noonan, age 83, of Brookville, PA, passed away peacefully on August 2, 2023, at the Penn Highlands Brookville Hospital in Brookville, PA. He was born on July 6, 1940, to the late Robert Anthony and Helen (Cox) Noonan in Steubenville, OH. He graduated from Brookville High School with the class of 1958. Jon proudly served in the United States Army in active duty, as well as the Reserves from 1962 until 1969. During that time, he had worked at Fort Belvoir in a lab helping to develop night vision to fight Charlie.
He attended Penn State University to obtain a B.S. in Physics. After that, he attended Iowa State University for a Master of Physics, and then Catholic University and Rider University for a Master of Business. Jon worked for Princeton Applied Research where he sold Ramen spectroscopy equipment to a variety of companies. He then worked for Horiba Scientific selling laboratory equipment worldwide, and then as their Webmaster until retiring in 2006.
On June 10, 2010, Jon married Sandra “Sandy” Simchak Noonan at the Immaculate Conception Church in Clarion, PA; she survives. He was a dedicated member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Brookville, PA.
Jon was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Brookville, PA. He belonged to the East Conemaugh Fire Hall Club, Solomon Run Firemen’s Club, Men’s Fellowship Bible Study at Zion Church, and was active with the Traveler Truck Ministry in Brookville, PA. He also was a part of the Peace Corps volunteering his passion and skills to help others. He served on many boards and organizations throughout his life including the Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority and Jefferson County Historical Society.
During his lifetime, Jon enjoyed numerous activities which included the Midweek Outdoor Hiking Group, Scoot and Boot Line Dancers in Clarion, PA, and Silver Sneakers exercise at the Brookville YMCA. Jon was an avid car guy and was a “Train Aficionado”. He was a member of the Jefferson County Historical Society and worked on the Bowdish Railroad Exhibit. He loved the outdoors and traveling with his beloved wife all over the United States including National Parks. He especially supported the Glacier National Park in Montana, where he traveled to and hiked at 81 years old. Jon also enjoyed the Delgrosso Water Park and riding an electric bike. One of his favorite pastimes was to grow Orchids and was very proud of his green thumb. He loved music, especially from the big band era. He even played the clarinet. Overall, Jon was always kind, loving, and generous to everyone he met. Anytime you saw him he looked very dapper and shared his dry wit. He was continuously planning for new adventures.
In addition to his loving wife Sandy, Jon is survived by a previous wife; Fay Garvey Noonan; two children; Stacy Marie Noonan and Patrick Michael (Darci) Noonan; two grandchildren; Robert Anthony Noonan and Katrina Ann Noonan; two siblings; Judith (Noonan) Damon and Michael Robert (Toni) Noonan; one nephew; Samuel Douglass; and his beloved pets; Hazel, Freddie, Rio, and Gray Kitty.
In addition to his parents, Jon was preceded in death by one brother-in-law; Roger Damon; and one nephew; Benjamin Douglass.
Family and friends will be received on Monday, August 7, 2023, from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 pm, at the Carrier Funeral Home, 2834 Maplevale Road, Brookville, PA 15825. Military honors will be conducted by the Brookville Honor Guard following the first viewing beginning at 4:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, August 8, 2023, beginning at 11:00 am, at the Immaculate Conception Church, 129 Graham Ave., Brookville, PA 15825, and officiated by Father William Laska. Memorial contributions may be made in Jon’s name to the I-80 Trucker/Traveler Ministry, P.O. Box 23, Brookville, PA 15825. Please visit our website at www.carrierfh.com for more information, or to place an online condolence.