Doris A. Noble

Doris Anne Noble, 93, of Altoona, Pennsylvania, passed away Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Altoona.

She was born Dec. 25, 1924, in Woodhaven, a daughter of the late Augustus O. and Anna (Clarke) Peverelly.

She graduated from Richmond Hill High School, Queens, in June 1942, where she met John “Jack” Gibson Noble Jr. They were married on Sept. 20, 1942, in Woodhaven.

Doris excelled as a kosher cook at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and was head cook at Timber Point Elementary School in East Islip for many years.

Doris, Jack and their family relocated many times throughout New York state, living on Long Island, in Woodhaven, Floral Park, East Islip and later, after a long and satisfying work life, retiring to Saranac Lake in the Adirondacks.

During their time on Long Island, Doris and Jack were founding members of the First Baptist Church of Central Islip, an important institution that remains vital to the spiritual lives of the community today.

From 1975 to 1978 she and her husband, Jack, who was employed by Grumman Aerospace Corporation on Long Island, went to Isfahan, Iran, to work. They enjoyed the opportunity to sightsee in Iran, Greece and Israel during that time.

Starting in 1957, Doris and Jack vacationed nearly every summer with their three children on Lower and Middle Saranac Lakes as well as Weller Pond, which was one of their favorite places. It was these memorable experiences that led to the next exciting phase of their lives.

Upon retiring in 1984, they moved from Long Island to Saranac Lake, where they were active in Meals-on-Wheels, as well as the Saranac Lake Adult Center, and were members of Tupper Lake Baptist Chapel.

Doris enjoyed singing in church choirs, rustic camping, participating in Winter Carnival festivals, and was an avid bird and wildlife watcher. After retirement, she enjoyed traveling with her husband to Civil War sites throughout the East Coast.

In February 2011, after many years of independent living, Doris moved to Altoona, Pennsylvania, in order to be closer to her daughter Wendy and her grandsons.

Doris is preceded in death by her husband Jack; a daughter, Susan Doris; and her sister June McClenahan.

She is survived by a daughter, Wendy Manfred of Altoona, Pennsylvania, and a son, Russell Noble (and his wife Lyn) of Gillingham, Kent, England; three grandsons: Michael Manfred, Matthew Manfred (and his wife Heidi) and Mark Manfred (and his fiancee Layla Geagon); three great grandchildren: Edith, Abraham and Reuben; a nephew, Thomas McClenahan of Salt Lake City; and a niece, Judith Sabella of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts.

No public services were held. Private interment will be held at Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale. Arrangements are by Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc., Altoona, Pennsylvania (maukandyates.com).