Jeffrey H. Noecker

Jeffrey H. Noecker, 64, of Cortland, N.Y., passed away unexpectedly on June 19, 2012. He was born June 18, 1948 in Fountain Hill, P.A., the son of the late Franklyn M. Noecker Jr. and Arlene Calahan, Also, step-son to Henry John Calahan.

He grew up in Nazareth, P.A., where he graduated high school in 1966. In 1967, Jeff joined the U.S. Air Force and served in the Vietnam War; retired in 1989 as a Master Sergeant. He lived in Rome, N.Y. for several years where he married Patricia Cornish on August 16, 2003; later moving to Cortland, N.Y. in 2009.

He enjoyed working at Lowe’s during his spare time, motor cycle rides, trivia, music, hunting, and camping. He belonged to many clubs of interest to him; RC Air Craft Club, Point Rock Fishing Game Club, Griffiss Rod and Gun Club, The Spectre Association, and the VFW of Cortland, N.Y. Huge fan of the Pittsburg Steelers.

He is survived by his wife Patricia Noecker of Cortland, N.Y.; son Kevin Noecker (Jammie Tarbania) of Rome N.Y.; granddaughter Tambree; step-children RJ (Kathleen) Weibly of Phoenix, A.Z., Kevin O’Brien of Phoenix, A.Z., Jeff Weibly of Groton, N.Y., Shane O’Brien of Corland, N.Y.; step-grandchildren Matt Little, Alexa and Micah O’Brien, Jessica Weibly, Alex Weibly, and Lea O’Brien who held a special place in Poppy’s heart; sister Judy (Dave) Sonnemann of Southbury C.T.; nieces Terry Sonneman of Waterbury C.T., Tracy Sonnemann of Boston, M.A., Jessica (Doug) Shamburg of BelAir, M.D.; cousins Karen Lewis of Oakland, C.A. and John (MaryAnn) Ingenthron of Davis, C.A.

Calling hours will be held, Sunday, June 24, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland, N.Y. 13045 . Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 25, at 10:00 a.m. at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Glenwood Cemetery , Homer N.Y.

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