Rudolph Warren Noeldechen (1923 - 2015)



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A funny, smart man...loved music.

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Rudolph Warren Noeldechen was also known as:

Warren (Noel)


in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York United States


on in Catskill, Greene County, New York United States
Cause of death: Cancer

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Long Island National Cemetery Section 2J Site 1612, 2040 Wellwood Avenue, in Farmingdale, New York


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Partner: Joan Marguerite P. Gilroy-Walter
Children with Joan: Joan Marguerite Noeldechen and Warren Paul Noeldechen

Wife: Mildred Goldstein


Jamaica High School


Salesman @ Amscan, Village Bath, Carolina Candles


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Coast Guard 1942-1946

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Irish German








1923 - In the year that Rudolph Warren Noeldechen was born, Harlem's Cotton Club opened in New York City. Owned by a bootlegger and gangster, it was a 700 seat speakeasy that catered to a "white only" clientele. But most of the entertainers were African-American and featured some of the best entertainers of the time such as Lena Horne, the Nicholas Brothers, Ethel Waters, and Cab Calloway.

1936 - At the age of merely 13 years old, Rudolph was alive when on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

1939 - By the time he was 16 years old, in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

1960 - By the time he was 37 years old, on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

1972 - When he was 49 years old, on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

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Obituary for Mr. Warren G. Noeldechen
Warren G. Noeldechen (Saved by Christ)
Warren G. Noeldechen (Warren G. Noel) was born in Queens Village on June 7, 1923 to Rudolph and Rosemarie Noeldechen.
He was a graduate of Jamaica High School, loved Artie Shaw’s 1938 band, and served in the United States Coast Guard from 1942 – 46 on LST 1152 and awarded four medals for fighting in the Pacific Theater during World War Two. He was a well-loved premier salesman for many companies including Carolina Candles, Village Bath, most notably for AMSCAN, which he joined in 1958 and stayed with for forty years as their Territorial Manager in NYC and Long Island. He was married twice, fathered twins with Joan Percival Walter, a New York model, fashion designer, champion swimmer/golfer and lived with Rosemary Lemke, a beloved companion. He died on his mother’s birthday, June 10, 2015 and will be buried next to his infant son Warren Paul Noeldechen in Pinelawn Cemetery.
Relatives and friends are cordially invited t o attend calling hours at Richards Funeral Home, 29 Bross Street, Cairo, NY, on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, from 3-5 PM.
Condolences may be made at [external link].

Joan Noeldechen, daughter

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A kind and giving person who worked very hard as a territorial manager for Amscan, Village Bath, Carolina Candles, etc. He served in the Coast Guard on LST 1152 from 1944-46.
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