Mary was preceded in death by her husband John and grandson Evan Noll. Our sincerest wishes for peace of mind to all of the family. Noll’s story is one of a man who came to embrace a philosophy that maintained “success was not a fixed point, but an ongoing state of mind, a series of habits and commitments,” on and off the field. Dan Rooney, left, prepares to introduce Noll at the 1969 news conference announcing his hiring as the new head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The obituary was featured in Los Angeles Times on September 24, 2003. I only knew Ronnie for less than a year and in that short time it was was easy to see that he is a good dude... RIP to you brother, watch over us. I was just informed of your terrible loss and wanted to reach out to Kevin and his family to extend my deepest sympathy. Tom was a wonderful boss, not just from the technical leadership aspect, but also for his ability to see the bigger picture, always being mindful and fair in his decisions, and ever supportive and encouraging to his employees. Evan Noll, 24, of Prairie Village Kansas passed away on May 24, 2013. It’s one that goes far beyond the love that came to be shared by a town and its football team. Marianne is survived by her son, Michael Noll; her daughter and son-in-law, Marianne and James Vornhagen; and her grandchildren, Michael... Get email updates about Marianne Noll delivered directly to your inbox. Celebrating a life well lived. So very sorry for your loss. He didn’t open a chain of steakhouses bearing his name or enlist anyone to write his autobiography. photo via university of pittsburgh press, courtesy family of chuck noll. I knew Ronnie as a student when he was a little guy. He was an international technical authority and he had the talent to share his knowledge and dreams with others by encouraging and promoting their work. He always had faith in the work that I was performing. Larry and Kay Hirsch. Bill Belichick since has won a fourth Super Bowl, but only Noll has four wins and zero losses in games after which a Lombardi Trophy is awarded. A fellow Bearcat, we shared many memories of Cincinnati, the Reds, Skyline Chili, and the other joys that are southwest Ohio. “Chuck attempted to demystify all that and distill the job to its most basic, salient elements, which can be summarized as, ‘coaching is teaching.’”. To offer your sympathy during this difficult time, She was born on Nov. 15, 1920 and was the daughter of the late Otto and Elfriede Koster. After retirement he joined Analytical Services and Materials, Inc. of Hampton as Vice President working as a liaison to NASA. On angel's wings may he rest in peace. I mourn his loss with the heaviest of hearts. Please allow 24 hours for your entry to be reviewed for appropriate content. He was always ready with advice to help you address any ongoing issue, and always with some humor. And upon his retirement after 23 seasons at the Steelers’ helm, Noll subsequently “disappeared like Johnny Carson,” says MacCambridge. He was the boss who had your back and was a great advocate for your group or project. Ronald John Kennedy beloved son of Kevin J. Kennedy of Hope Valley, RI and Denise Noll Bartley of Newport, VT died unexpectedly on October 8, 2019 from a vehicular accident in Derby, VT. Ronnie was born in Rhode Island on March 14, 1995. What resulted from a project MacCambridge started to contemplate seriously in summer 2012 is thoroughly researched and remarkably detailed. We only knew him a short time and you knew him a lifetime! He had a way of grounding us. It is with great sadness that we say farewell to a great person. He was raised in the Cincinnati area and attended McNicholas High School. They both have a gift for being warm and making others at ease and welcomed. receive updates when new memories are posted, I am at a loss for words. He hired me, gave me my first, second, and third leadership opportunities and was always a stalwart advocate. This site is provided as a service of SCI Shared Resources, LLC. Please allow 24 hours for your entry to be reviewed for appropriate content. Wilk, Barbara Jean Age 64 of Bloomington, passed away Dec. 20, 2009. Rest in peace, Tom. They were great neighbors to my family. Share to let others add their own memories and condolences. Lynne and I would like to express our most sincere sympathy to Marianne and the Noll Family. He will be missed by all he touched. I would not be where I am today at NASA had it not been for Tom Noll. OBITUARY Thomas Edwin Noll August 31, 1944 – January 9, 2014. Although he was extremely successful in his own right, he was always quick to give credit for a program's success to those under his helm, as every good captain does. It happens that my mom Louise passed away just a couple of weeks ago on April 20th. Tom was one of the people I met on my very first day of work at the old Flight Dynamics Lab on 29 June 1972. Noll was as responsible for that as anyone, shunning the limelight even while building and maintaining a dynasty.