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Luigi G. Noberini

Obituary for Luigi G. Noberini

September 6, 2016


Luigi G. Noberini, age 93, LCDR US NAVY Retired, made a one way flight to the place where true flyers go on the late eve of Tuesday, Sept. 6th, 2016.

Born in Manhattan, NY he lived the majority of his life in Staten Island, NY. Growing up in Arrochar, he and his family had a vegetable garden and homing pigeons. Married life took him to Grasmere in Staten Island, where he and his wife June built a beautiful brick ranch home with the knowledge and craftsmanship of his Dad, Pop-Pop, being a brick mason from Italy.

He is preceded by his beloved and beautiful wife of 57 years, June Dorothy. They met upon his Commission to the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard in 1944. She was employed at the Naval Yard. Also preceded by his father, Giovanni (Pop-Pop) and his mother, Maria (Nonni) Noberini

He enlisted in the Navy and served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam . Early on, in the flight training program he was in his glory aboard the Stearman Biplane. He was promoted to an Officer in WWII. In 1952, during the Korean War he was the flight deck officer aboard the first angular aircraft carrier, the USS Antietam CVS-36. He was commended and attributed by his Commander for having the insightful ability and the "brass set" to be the first to launch 2 jets simultaneously. He never lost a one!! A flight navigator in 1965 during Vietnam, he flew supplies in for our troops while on active duty in the Navy Air Reserves.

Civilian life led him to being a Special Agent in charge of Defense Investigative Services, Manhattan, NY (Naval Intelligence) for all NY, NJ and Conn.
After retirement from the DIS, he became an Investigator for the Inspector General's office in NYC Dept. of Sanitation.

His peers loved him as he treated everyone equally and with the utmost respect while on active duty or at home in civilian life. A secretary his Government office job would leave an apple a day on his office desk as a thank you for him restructuring her schedule to spend time at home with her disabled son. In those days it really was 9 to 5 and no exceptions. He changed her schedule off the record.

A few years ago in 2005, he relocated to beautiful Buckingham, in Bucks County, PA, where he loved going to Van Sant airport and being aboard the Bi-wing Stearman's, taking helicopter lessons at the age of 85 on the Robinson R22 in Allentown or sharing his poetic, humorous and very truthful accounts of the "old days". "No one can tell a story as Luigi", so many people have said....especially about politics and world news. He loved simple things; watching a multitude of Giants and Yankee games with his son Louis. Enjoying the chaos and funny times with his daughter Stephanie's outdoor hobbies and quests. Eating his apple pie and vanilla ice cream and being a devoted father to his son John. He excelled at horseshoes and Bocce ball with his friends at Buckingham Springs.

He will be loved, respected and cherished most of all for being the best husband, most amazing father and devoted friend. He has inspired everyone he has met to be a better person and put others needs before our own.... to be passionate about your life and loves..... confront and face the perils, never cower!! and above all else, to respect the decisions that we make.

He is an irreplaceable spirit of great magnitude. His love, devotion, impeccable sense of humor, style and stature are coupled with a voice that will never be forgotten!

Terribly adored and missed by his 3 children; Louis J., Stephanie J., her fiance' Brent, and John R. His granddaughter Nicole, her husband Lenny and two great grandchildren, Brandon and Theresa. As he and his wife loved animals and the outdoors, he leaves behind many four legged grandchildren; horses, dogs, cats and goats.

A Veteran's military funeral honor will be held on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 at 2PM at Washington Crossing National Cemetery. 830 Highland Rd. Newtown, PA. Friends are welcome.

Our Dad is a tremendous animal lover. In lieu of flowers, please select an animal charity, rescue or adopt an animal in need you are fond of and make a donation in honor of our Dad and his fellow Veteran comrades. Thank you!!

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