At age 66, Brother John Noldan passed on to the Great Aerie above, due to cancer, something that he has been fighting for some time.
Brother John left behind a loving wife Kat, four children, and nine grandchildren.
Brother John retired following 41 years of dedicated service working for the Department of Defense at the Bremerton Naval Shipyard.
Brother John joined the Eagles in 1989 as a charter member of North Mason Aerie #4226. He became the first Worthy President for the North Mason Aerie following it's institution.
At his passing, he was also the current Worthy President for North Mason #4226.
Along the way, Brother John has filled the positions of Aerie Secretary, for a total of seven years, the Aerie Worthy Vice President, as well as a member of the Aerie Trial Committee for a total of 6 years.
In addition to his dedication at the local Aerie Level, Brother John worked his way up through the chairs of the State Aerie, and was the Worthy State President in 2005 - 2006.
Brother John also took on the tasks of being the Washington State Aerie Membership Chairman not once but three different times in 2007 - 2008, 2009 - 2010, and again in 2011 - 2012. He was also the New Aeries Chairman in 2010 - 2011.
In 2010, Brother John was inducted into the Washington State Aerie Hall of Fame.
Brother John then took on the challenge and began working his way up threw the Grand Aerie chairs, with the goal of being the Grand Worthy President, of our Great organization, in about 2021. Brother John held the Grand Aerie Offices of Grand Inside Guard in 2013 - 2014, Grand Conductor in 2014 - 2015, and Grand Chaplain in 2015 - 2016. Brother John was enjoying his third year as Grand Aerie Trustee, after being elected to that position in 2016 - 2017 and then again in 2017 - 2018 and then again at this last Grand Convention in Dallas for the year 2018 - 2019.
Brother John joined the Fraternal Order of Eagles in May 1989.
Brother John was a true Eagle in every facet of its meaning. He was a strong advocate of leadership. He was instrumental in developing a leadership training program that was later adopted by the Grand Aerie. He strongly believed in the rights of the membership.
In the last few years, John has been an advocate for the Washington State Aerie Museum. John he has been very active in the fund raising efforts to bring back our museum.
John was someone that you could talk to in confidence and know that he would not just give you an answer but would normally take the time to give you the answer as well as explain to you why the answer was what it was and where it was that his answer came from.
Brother John Rest in Peace
Services for Brother John will be at the Auburn Aerie on September 22nd at 2 PM.
Please come and pay your last respects to Brother John and his Family.
And Brothers remembers, Brother John's theme was always cursing in Hawaiian shirt.
As you know Brother John and Sister Kat Noldan were and are the Pacific Northwest Cancer Chairman for this year.
The family is asking that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made, In John's name to the "GWP Charity -Metavivor"
Please make your checks payable to the FOE Charity Foundation and then on the memo line of your check put in "John Noldan - GWP Charity - Metavivor".
The mailing address is
FOE Charity Foundation
1623 Gateway Circle South, Grove City, OH 43123
John & Kat Noldan PNWR Cancer Chairman 1390 E Trails End Dr. Belfair, WA. 98528 Hello Sisters & Brothers, John & I have been appointed to be this years PNWR Cancer Chairmen. We know that you have received your letters from PNWR Presidents Bill Stotko, & Diane Clark. We would like to apologize for this one being sent out late. Personal matters came up and now we're back on track. John & I have decided to join together and put a Seahawk / Mariner / Sounders Cancer Basket together for Pacific North West Regional Conference in Wenatchee, WA. on October 19-21, 2018. We would like to ask the State /Provincial Cancer chairmen to please donate an item going along with the theme. John and I have already put some things together, and along with your help we're hoping that this will be one of the best baskets at PNWR. We would also like to ask if it would be possible to let us know what you will be donating so there will be no duplicates and that we can put a list on the basket for all to read. If you can do this, please have the item, or items to us no later than September 25th. All monies raised for the Cancer Basket will be split between Grand Aerie President Carl Burnett's Charity which is Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) through Metavivor, (see copy, and share please) and Grand Madam President Althea Lane's Breast Cancer, through the City of Hope. Remember, this is a joint effort with both Grand Aerie, & Grand Auxiliary Presidents, both Pacific North West Regional Presidents, and John and myself.
Let's beat this Cancer together.
John & Kat Noldan PNWR Cancer Chairmen
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