Steve was laid to rest with full military honors at Greenwood Cemetry In Orlando on March 14, 2012.
It was here that he spent many hours in planning and executing two of his favorite Marine Corp League projects . . .
Solar lighting of flag poles in the veteran sections . . . and . . .
the placing of Wreaths Across America tributes at the grave sites of veterans of all branches of service at Christmas time.
Before his passing Steve had the opportunity to select his own burial site beneath the "Betty Grable" tree in the veterans' section of American Legion Post 19, which was the site of several of his
MCL projects. Betty Grable was the signatory PinUp Girl for veterans during
World War II .
There Is No Death . . .
He Lives on in Your Life and the Lives
of Others Who Knew Him
FAMILY & FRIENDS
Steve with parents . . . Marie and Bob
Steve & longtime friend Chris Layne
Steve & sister, Robin
Steve's bedroom buddy, Shadow
Steve and friend Bill Casale in Nassau
Steve, Dad & Mom with Curtis Vaught
Steve Oakley, Steve & Bear
Steve with Chris Layne and her 3
grandkids . . . Bridgette, Breanna
and Brandi on St. Johns River
Time to "hit the golf links" with Steve Oakley (right) &
NASCAR Driver, Brett Bodine (center)
* * * * *Let's Have a Party * * * * *
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Phyllis Simone Archer with Steve
at Fort Walton Beach
"So Many Kind Words from So Many Kind Friends"
We Wish We Could Include Them All . . . but Here Are a Few of the Many:
"Steve did so much for so many. His hard work and effective coordinations kept the Orlando Marine Corps League afloat. We sure will miss him."
Lew & Marge Fallon
"I , too, have lost a son and know it is very painful. I pray that time and your faith will heal the pain and leave the good memories, including the fact that he battled cancer like the Marine that he was and continued his work with the Marines throughout that time."
"I am so sorry for the loss of your wonderful son, Steve.
He was a truly remarkable man and I'm glad I was able
to call him friend. God Bless You!"
Kathy Ferrara Lanham
Class of '79 - Lake Howell HS
"Myself and my wife, Debbie, are sorry for your loss. I remember Steve as being a good friend and
a patriot. I'll always remember the Little League
games at English Estates when we were younger.
I'll miss him . . ,
"I share comfort in knowing Steve is no longer suffering
and send thoughts of sympathy and support to you as you
begin your journey without him. Steve brought so much
pride and devotion to our Marine Corps Detachment. We
will never forget him."
Love . . . Peggy Eby
"Our prayers go out to all the family as you remember
all the memories you have of Steve. He was a great guy
and he helped so many people and gave his all to the
servicemen, especially the Marines. We will all miss him
in the Jack Van Ryder Pound of the Devil Dogs.
Garnet Reasner & Family
For More Photos of Steve's Marine Corps League Activities
Visit the League's Web Site at: http://mclOrlando.org
EXCERPTS FROM DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD Presented to Steve Noble shortly before his death
.Since you joined the Marine Corps League, you have always set an excellent example with your appearance, professionalism and military bearing. You developed your speaking skills during your many public appearances which gave creditability for the various programs you represented. You appeared before many organizations, both veteran and civilian.
As Commandant and Pound Keeper you performed your duties exceptionally well through severe discomfort and pain, carrying out the demands of your positions wilh dedication, dignity and honor.
On behalf of Jack Van Ryder Pound 124, Military Order of the Devil Dogs, I am honored to present you this DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD.
Semper Fidelis . . . PDD Russell W. Kauffman, Pound Keeper
When You Wish Upon a Star . . .
One of Steve's longtime wishes was to someday visit the
National Museum of the Marine Crops in Virginia.
Three weeks before his death, his sister Robin flew into Orlando from Santa Fe, NM and drove him to the museum
for a two day visit . . . just the two of them.
It was an experience they both would never forget . . .
A Dream That Finally Came True!
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"I never knew Steve, but he must have been a great Marine
based on the good things he did for the Corps and his fellow
Americans. It is so good to have this website as a constant
reminder to the family and those friends everywhere who were
touched by his life. Some leave us way too early in life. Steve
Mike McDougald, Radio Executive, Atlanta, GA
Flag case presented by Lake Howell HS - Class of '79
Steve always took pride in working with the Young Marines
MCL's NATIONAL DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD Presented Posthumously
Marie & Bob Noble, parents of Steve Noble, the late Commandant of the Larry E. Smedley Detachment 064 in Orlando receive Award and Medal on behalf of their son from the National Commandant, Vic Voltaggio at the
Saturday night banquet in Orlando on April 21, 2012.
The Award of Excellence for service to the Community, Country and Corps is the highest honor bestowed by the National Marine Corps League.
Lake Howell High School Class of '79 Remembers Steve at Cinco De Mayo Outing on May 5th