ALBERT EDWIN NOYES

Posted May 07, 2010, at 7:21 p.m.

TIMONIUM, Md. – Albert Edwin Noyes, 83, passed away peacefully March 7, 2010, after a brief illness. He was born Nov. 12, 1926, in Orono, son of Kenneth B. and Pauline (Currie) Noyes. Albert received his early education in Orono schools. He was selected Student of the Year as he graduated from Orono High School in 1944. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served as a weatherman aerographer’s mate second class in the North Atlantic region. After his discharge in 1946, he enrolled at the University of Maine and joined Sigma Nu fraternity. He received a Bachelor of Science in education in 1951. Albert began his distinguished and influential career serving the public as the assistant director of Bangor Parks and Recreation. He was later named director of East Millinocket Parks and Recreation. Albert was then asked to return to serve as the director of Bangor Parks and Recreation. During the next five years, Albert was instrumental in such projects as the implementation of the Essex Street recreation area. He also was the driving force behind the development of Bangor Municipal Golf Course, selecting the location and overseeing the design. Additionally, he presented the need for a second city pool, which culminated in the creation of the original Union Street Pool. Albert was honored for superior and faithful service, being presented with the President’s Award by Maine Parks and Recreation Association. Transferring to Maryland, Albert began his prominent 27-year career as superintendent of Northern Area Baltimore County Parks and Recreation. Albert was a true pioneer in the field of parks and recreation, promoting the volunteer movement by developing a wide variety of recreational activities for all people. He personified these ideals through the years, and was responsible for the creation of five parks in Northern Baltimore County, which are still enjoyed today. Albert retired in 1989, receiving a Proclamation of Outstanding Service. In grateful recognition of his years of dedication, a Proclamation of Albert E. Noyes Day was declared. During his years in Baltimore, Albert was a compassionate, popular supervisor who gained tremendous respect from all who knew him. Albert was an avid golfer and member of Hunt Valley Country Club, and played year-round at any opportunity. Also important to Albert was his favorite baseball team, the Baltimore Orioles. He was a life member of the Orioles Advocates, a charitable organization. Albert was very active in the Baltimore County Bowling League. He was also a member of the Freemasons while in Bangor. Albert will be remembered for his calm, gentle, easy-going, kind and quiet nature, which will be greatly missed but never forgotten. Albert excelled at many roles in his life, and made an enduring impact on many. Albert was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Doris (Camber) Noyes of Timonium, Md.; his brother, Ronald C. Noyes and wife, Gladys, of Orono; his sister, Phyllis (Noyes) Scantlebury of Pompano Beach, Fla.; his sister, Sandra (Noyes) Warner of Orono; his daughters, Pamela (Noyes) Harris and husband, Timothy, and Paula (Noyes) Kunaniec and husband, Steven; and his granddaughters, Heather, Lindsay and Megan Harris and Kristen Kunaniec, all of Maryland. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Dawn Irene (Camber) Stevens of Hermon; as well as three great-grandsons, several nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces. A memorial celebration of his life was held in March in Towson, Md. Donations in his memory may be made to American Cancer Society, 8219 Town Center Drive, Baltimore, MD 21236.

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