|The Chaplain's Corner
ASA Korea.....TAPS - 2002
We recently lost a dear friend and comrade, Warren Noble, who passed away July 24, 2002. Known as "Skoshi", we know Warren was a giant among
As I ponder this, I am reminded of that beautiful story in St. Luke's Gospel, Chapter 19, when Jesus had His grand encounter with the man who "sought
to see Jesus who He was; and could not for the press (of people), BECAUSE HE WAS LITTLE OF STATURE. And he ran before, and climbed up
into a sycamore tree to see Him; for He was to pass that way. And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up, and saw him, and said unto him
Zaccheus, make haste, and come down; for today I must abide at thy house.......(vss. 3,4,5)
On July 24, at 12:15 am, our Lord Jesus called out to our comrade Warren, "Warren, make haste and come to Me, for I must have you abide in My
Pray with me, please.....
Eternal Father, strong to save, we commend unto Your eternal keeping the soul of our brother, Warren Noble, evermore trusting in the resurrection to
eternal life through Your Son, Jesus, the Lord's Christ. Warren has fought the good fight, he has won the crown of victory, and we who served with him
and loved him rejoice for your gift of a life well lived. We ask You to comfort his beloved Alma and Mary and they who mourn his death. As believers
in the Christ we know that in death there is life...eternal life, and Warren is ready Lord for his birth into the eternal kingdom.
Receive our dear friend and loved one, Warren Noble, dear God, and help us to share our mutual grief...in the name of Jesus, our Lord. Amen and Amen.
Obituary for Warren Noble from the Southwest Florida Press
Warren Augustine Noble, Jr., 1st Sgt. U.S. Army Retired, age 76, of Ft. Myers, FL., passed away on July 24, 2002 at Southwest Florida
Regional Medical Center after complications from surgery. Born July 23, 1926 to Warren A. & Sophis J. Noble of Brighton, MA. He joined
the Army in 1949 and served his country for 22 years, seeing service in both the Korean and Vietnam wars. After retiring from the military in
1971, he moved to Fort Myers, FL. and worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a letter carrier until he retired at the age of 71. He was the
former president of the Fort Myers Branch 2072 of the National Letter Carriers. His greatest joy and accomplishment after retiring was putting
together and hosting the Florida ASA Friends 28th Annual Reunion in Ft. Myers, FL on April 26-28 of this year.
Survived by his loving wife, Rose Alma of 35 years, daughter Mary Christine, sisters Mary J. Heath, Waltham, MA, Margaret C. Zilke, Cleo
Springs, OK, Murial A. Sherman, Lakeland, FL and Marian V. Hughes, Cleo Springs, OK; and numerous neices and nephews. His parents
and one sister, Barbara J. Olson, predeceased him. Fondly known as 'Top' to many of his military counterparts and friends, he was respected,
loved and will be sadly missed by many. Some of which the family wish to recognize are FASAF 2002, his morning 'coffee club' at the
McDonald's on North Cleveland Ave., and many people who have worked with him in the post office and those families he served on his mail
route. Also a special thanks goes to Edith Nealon (family friend) and to the nurses (especially Irene, Judith and Diane) at the CVICU at
Southwest Florida Reional Medical Center for helping the family through this difficult time.
A funeral service was held on Friday, July 26 at 2pm in the Fort Myers Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home, where the family received
friends. In his memory, memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity. Entombment was in Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery
with military honors by American Legion Post 38.
ASA Korea Members express sorrow on hearing of the death of Ed Delaney. We grieve the loss of this buddy and fellow ASA Korean War comrade,
and dear husband of Lois.
Pray with me please......
Our Heavenly Father, we commend unto Thy eternal keeping the soul of our brother, Ed Delaney, ever trusting in the hope of the Resurrection through
Jesus Christ the risen Lord. Ed has fought the good fight; he has finished the course; he has kept the faith. Hence, we know there is laid up for him a
crown of righteousness.
Hear us, dear Lord of heaven and earth as we commend Ed to Your eternal peace in the name of Jesus the Christ of God. Amen and Amen.
Obituary from the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette:
On Sunday, July 28, 2002, Edward J. Delaney III, age 67, beloved husband of Lois J. (Kohler) Delaney of Ross Twp: also survived by loving sons
Edward J. Delaney IV of Ross Twp., Kenneth R. Delaney & his wife Tammie of Hillsboro, TN and Thomas R. Delaney of West View; a brother, Robert
Delaney of FL; a sister, Marie Campbell of Green Tree; and by nine grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Mr. Delaney retired after thirty-nine years of
service as a Cable Splicer for Bell Atlantic, formerly Bell Telephone. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of america and the Communication
Workers of America. He served with the US Army in Korea following the end of that conflict.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday morning at 11:00 o'clock at the Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Inc., 1014 California Avenue, Avalon (North
ASA Korea Lifetime member, MAJ Rocco J. "Rocky" Navarro passed away on
2 October 2002 of complications due to cancer. We went through ASA School at Carlisle Barracks, PA, in '49, and served at Hq ASA
Europe in the '59-'60 time frame, and at Hq ASA later on in the '60s. Those wishing to send condolences may contact Mrs. Rachel Navarro,
875 Donner Way, Apartment #1103, Salt Lake City, UT 84108-2180.
Rocky was a member of the 329 CRC during the period circa 1950 thru 1953. He served with the 329th CRC at the same time Bill Howe,
Warren Noble, Chap and many others. Chap said, Rocky, along with others was instrumental in erecting our social club, which was
approprately named Club Nomali by ASA Korea Lifetime Member, Bill Howe. Nomali meaning "no name" in Korean.