was his top priority, and he provided college tuition for every grandchild and great-grandchild.
Chuck had a wonderful sense of humor and a caring, optimistic spirit that encouraged everyone to do their best on every project. He treated his subordinates with dignity and respect and was always considerate of others and looked after the little guy.
Family dominated his hobbies and interests. Over a period of 10 years he built and expanded a camp in the Adirondack Mountains, which ultimately had six bedrooms that could accommodate his children and grandchildren, so the family could all vacation together. An early riser all his life, he would always have a roaring fire and homemade waffles ready for the grandchildren when they awoke in the morning. At night he would make spaghetti with his own canned tomato sauce. An avid gardener, he grew his plants from seed and drew detailed sketches of his elaborate gardens. He liked to read in the evening, usually a biography, a medical journal, or a book of ancient history.
Chuck Noble lived out the American dream, rising from modest boyhood circumstances to become one of the most accomplished engineers in the United States. Nevertheless, he remained humble throughout his life. He loved serving his country and was thankful he was able to play a minor role in its development. In his eyes, the door to opportunity opened with his admission to West Point. He loved his alma mater and was steadfastly grateful to the academy for preparing him to face a challenging future with honor, distinction, integrity, and love of country.
His survivors include three daughters, Jeanne Davey, Lynn O’Looney, and Carol Noble and a son, Stephen Noble.