Charles Noga, 95, of Elyria, passed away Thursday, January 23, 2014 at Center Ridge Nursing Home, following a short illness. Charles was born December 15, 1918 in Grafton. He has lived in the Lorain County area all of his life.
He proudly served in the United States Army during World War II earning the Asiatic Pacific Ribbon with two Bronze Stars, the American Defense Service Ribbon, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with two Bronze Stars and the Good Conduct Ribbon. He worked for the New York Central Railroad as a railroad car repairman for many years. Charles enjoyed fishing, hunting, and camping.
He is survived by two daughters, Carolyn (Allen) Kendall of Lakeland, Florida and Mary Jo (David) Miller of North Ridgeville; two sons, Charles C. (Christine) Noga, Jr. of Grafton and Michael Noga of Dresden, Ohio; 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary D. Noga (nee Spanos) in 2002; three sisters, Mary Noga, Helen Read, and Anne Burrows; two brothers, Joseph and Frank Noga; and by his parents, Charles C. and Helen Noga (nee Banik).
Friends will be received at the Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland St., Elyria, Sunday, January 26, 2014 from 6 to 8 P.M. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 27, 2014 at 11 A.M. in the funeral home. Pastor Randy McKinney, Pastor of The Cross Community Church in Elyria, will officiate. Burial will be in Brookdale Cemetery, Elyria, where the Elyria V.F.W. Post #1079 will provide full military honors.