In Memory


When we moved to Rocky River midway through the sixth grade, Dean went from 7B grade in Cleveland to sixth grade at Kensington. Not to sure if he was crazy about being in the same grade as his younger brother, but I was thrilled. Some of our fellow students thought, two brothers, same grade, must be twins. So there was the Freshwater twins and the Noonan twins. Dean and I did everything together. We tortured our 7-8 year younger brother Ralph together, snuck out the family car at 14-15 together, water skiied together, and just enjoyed each others company. Our Dad took George Adams, Sonny Gray, Scott Little, Kerwin Purdum, Jim Kelly ( I'm forgetting somebody, sorry) to Kelleys Island in the Spring of our Junior year and we had an absolute blast. When I moved to Boston in 1967 our time together was mostly twice a year but when we got together we made up for lost time, much to the chagrin of our wives. Ralph was even allowed into the Brotherthood of Brothers on these occasions. I could go on and on, bottom line, Dean was the best older brother anyone could ever hope for and I miss him dearly.


DEAN P. NOONAN, 72, of Bay Village; loving husband of
Elizabeth "Betty" Noonan; devoted
father of Dean P. Noonan, Jr.
(Melissa) and Tara Pierce (Adam); grandfather of
Morgan, Quinn, Liam and Griffin Noonan and Jameson Pierce; brother of David (Bonnie) and Ralph (Laura). Passed away October 26, 2012. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cleveland Clinic Hospice, 6801 Brecksville Rd., Suite 10, Independence, OH 44131. Cremation by Busch Crematory. Services to be announced later.•440-333-9774

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10/28/12 11:12 AM #1    

Bill Koenig

Dave, what a beautiful tribute to Dean.  While losing a loved one is always difficult, you will always have these wonderful memories of your lifetime together.  I remember Dean's wry sense of humor - we did have a tendency to find ourselves in "situations" - not really trouble, but memorable moments all the same.  How fortunate that you were able to share some time together even though you lived apart.  Our deepest sympathy and kind thoughts to you and your families.  Thanks for letting us know.  With love, Bill

10/30/12 07:16 PM #2    

Jim Clark


Very sorry to hear about Dean.  I'll remember him as friendly to everyone, always smiling...a real gentleman even back in '59.  Thanks for the good words.  It was nice to hear from you.  Hope you are doing well.   Best regards.  Jim

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