Noya, Samuel, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 10, 2010 from complications of Leukemia in his home in Hawthorne, where he lived for over 35 years. He was 82. Sam was born on November 20, 1927, in the small village of Hulaliu, on the Moluccan Islands of Indonesia. He moved to the Netherlands as a young adult refugee, then immigrated to the US in 1962 where he and his late wife Theresia Noya raised their 4 children. Sam was a devoted dad and "Opa" to his 4 grandchildren. He was a welder for over 45 years for aerospace and shipbuilding industries, where he took pride with precision in the details of his work. He has influenced and touched the lives of many with his smile and ability talk to every stranger he met. Sam celebrated his faith as a devout member of the Fullerton First Presbyterian Church where you would find him practically every Sunday singing praises to the Lord. Sam's family would like to give special thanks to Pastor John Mambu and members of the Fullerton First Presbyterian and GOMA churches and Roze Room Hospice for their compassionate assistance in peacefully guiding their dad, opa and Oom Sam through his joyous journey to eternal life. He leaves behind his 4 devoted children; daughter Maggie Lippon (Dennis) of Redondo Beach; sons, Sheriff Deputy Fred Noya (Sheri) of Orange County; Glenn Noya of Hawthorne; David Noya, MD of Los Angeles; and grandchildren Nathan, Cameron, Dustin and Mikaela. Preceded in death by his wife Theresia Noya. A gathering of family & friends will be held at Rice Mortuary Chapel on Sunday, January 17, 2010 from 6:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M. with a prayer service being held at 7:00 P.M. The funeral will be held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church on Monday, January 18, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. Burial will follow at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach. In lieu of flowers, donations to the family will contribute towards the building of a new church in his homeland village of Hulaliu, Indonesia.

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  1. Dear Maggy, We trust that the Lord will keep you and your brothers and the entire Noya family safe in this difficult time of your loss. We pray Psalm 23:1, The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want, will be yours. God bless you and keep you, the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace (Numbers 6:24-26). We love you all.

  2. Dear Maggie, Fred, Glenn and David, Our heartfelt and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Your dad is one of a kind. He is kind, caring and funny. He will be missed by lots of friends. Amatoo Oom Sam till we meet again.

  3. Magda, Fred, Glenn & David, May God bless you all through this difficult time. We will always remember your Dad’s smile and laugh. He is now with your Mom smiling and laughing together. We Love you!

  4. Maggie, Fred, Glenn & David, Your father was a bright light. He always had a smile for everyone and a kind word. Even when I would tease him about using mayonaise and mustard along with his ketchup on his french fries he would smile and laugh along. I am so very sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed. Love you all, Gypsi & Cal

  5. Dearest Cousins; As we close another chapter in our lives yet another precious loved one has gone home to be with the Lord; “Together Again” they celebrate with each other, as we too with be there someday… During this time of sorrow we must remember they are now celebrating eternal life, and peace. Strenght be with all of you, we will always be here for support if anything is ever needed. With heartfelt condolences, The Eichperger’s

  6. David, Maggie, Fred, Glenn, & extended family…. I am so content with knowing he is reunited with mom and finally at peace! It feels great to have known such a wonderful man – father & friend to us all. May the Lord bless you and give you extra strength during this difficult time. Allow the warm memories of “dad” to brighten your days. Take care of one another and if there is anything we can do feel free to call upon us. Deepest Regards…

  7. To Oom Sam’s family: Please accept our condolences. Oom Sam will always be remembered as a happy, smiling, and dacing Kakanda. He will be missed. Mary & Ted Whittlinger

  8. Magda, Fred, Glenn & David and your families, We mourn the loss of Oom Sam with you, and are glad he is without pain and is smiling over us with your mom. We’ll always remember his joyous smile and his love of family.

  9. Dearest Cousins, I think my baby sister (Desirre) said it right I would just like to add that it was Oom sam that inspirred me with love if diving and I will always remember him for that and many many more happy moments in life. We will all surely miss his smile and his “HA-HII”.

  10. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! We will miss his warm smile and funny stories of his life! Lil John will always remember being cheered on by him at the boys baseball games!’ Love you guys, Sheri, John, John & Jessica

  11. Dearest Glenn, Maggie, Fred, & David, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Samuel. I can still remember the sweet smile he would give me down at the baseball/softball field. It was always warm and friendly and so welcoming. He will be missed by many but the hearts he touched will let his spirit live on forever. May you take comfort in family and friends at this time and know that there are many who love and care for all of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.

  12. To the Family of Samuel Noya, My sincere condolences. We’ve recently lost a family member and we miss him a lot. In reading about Samuel, I was impressed about how hard he worked over the years to take care of his family. Reminds me of a Bible scripture in Proverbs 24:27. We would do well to imitate Samuel’s hardworking example. It’s because of his hardwork that God will reward him with resurrecting him back from the dead to a paradise earth so we can hug him, laugh with him, and enjoy life with him again in the flesh. Isn’t that a wonderful hope? When will these things happen? I would love to give you further information regarding that, please email me to find out.

  13. Dearest Maggie,Fred,Glenn,David. Thank you for letting our family be a part of his life. We were blessed to have him in our lives and we enjoyed having his companionship. We will miss his phone calls, jokes,and his hearty laugh. We will miss Om Sam on Sunday service and Bible study. we will never pick him up anymore. We really miss him……. Love him so much………. With Prayer, Jeldy,Ella,Phil,Beatrix

  14. Selamat jalan Oom Sam, kami akan senantiasa mengingat senyum dan tawamu yang ceria dan biarlah seluruh keluarga yang ditinggalkan diberikan kekuatan dan selalu di berkati oleh Tuhan Yesus Kristus.

  15. Selamat jalan om Sam Noya Tuhan Yesus telah menyediakan tempat yang indah di surga dan memberikan penghiburan& kekuatan kepada Usi Magie,Bung Fred,Bung Glenn & Bung David sekeluarga, Beta seng lupa waktu katong bakudapa pertama kali di Ambon & Jakarta Om Sam begitu bahagia bisa pulang lihat tempat kelahiran dan bertemu orang sudara di Hulaliu.GBU Merry Noija (Jakarta/Indinesia)

  16. Selamat jalan om Sam Noya Tuhan Yesus telah menyediakan tempat yang indah di surga dan memberikan penghiburan& kekuatan kepada Usi Magie,Bung Fred,Bung Glenn & Bung David sekeluarga, Beta seng lupa waktu katong bakudapa pertama kali di Ambon & Jakarta Om Sam begitu bahagia bisa pulang lihat tempat kelahiran dan bertemu orang sudara di Hulaliu.GBU Merry Noija (Jakarta/Indinesia)

  17. Fred, my deepest condolences go out to you and your family at this time. May peace be with you and yours and know that your Dad will always be with you. He will live forever in your thoughts, heart and fond memories. Let me know if you need anything. Daphne

  18. My husband Toto and I are sending our condolences to you Maggie,Freddie, Glen and David. We are very sorry for your dear dad’s passing. We are so fortunate to see Sam last Halloween and even had our pictures taken with him. His smiles will never be forgotten…He was a very good dancer too.We lost a very dear friend, a great man! Thank you and goodbye Sam..We are your friends Mellie,Toto our children: Nino,Mitch,Karen,Lee, Sonja, Joanne, Jeffrey and Corinne.

  19. Dear Maggie, Fred, Glenn and David, We were very sorry to hear of the loss of uncle Sam. We wish you all the best and our thoughts are with you.

  20. To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear… Psalm 46:1 (King James Version). You have our sincere condolences on the loss of your father

  21. We’ll always miss him….Rest In Peace Om Sam…..We love you!!!!And we pray for all the family…children & grandchildren…may our Lord Jesus Christ give you peace & comfort during this difficult time….God bless you all….

  22. Turut merasakan kehilangan atas berpulangnya Om Sam ke rumah Bapa di surga. Kiranya kasih sayang Tuhan yesus yang memberikan kekuatan kepada keluarga yang ditinggalkan. Selamat jalan Om Sam…

  23. Rest in Peace Om Sam… You were so happy to see me when I visited California on September 2009, as I was very happy to see again since I left California on 2003… You always smile… We were singing in Harmony Choir to praise God … As Charlie Daniels wrote en route to the funeral for his friend, Ronnie Van Zant of the band, Lynyrd Skynyrd: “A brief candle; both ends burning An endless mile; a bus wheel turning A friend to share the lonesome times A handshake and a sip of wine So say it loud and let it ring We are all a part of everything The future, present and the past Fly on proud bird You’re free at last”…. Until we meet again Om Sam… Didy and Family Tomohon, North Sulawesi – INDONESIA

  24. Dear Noya Family, We send our heart felt condolences on the passing of your father and our Oom Sam. Love lives on forever and our memories of our resent visit with your dad 12-24-2009. And all the other special memories with both your dad and mom of happy and fun times together with our family ” The Eichperger’s ” will remain in our hearts forever. Love and Peace, Ingrid and Evan

  25. We send our love to you the Noya family on this sad day. We cared so much for your parents and have such fond memories of them. The four of you really gave them something to be proud of. Our prayers are with you. God Bless.

  26. Our most sincere condolences to the Noya family. We have fond memories of oom Sam, always fun, joy and laughter. We pray for peace and comfort for his children Maggie,Fred,Glenn & David and grandchildren, for he is now in His Fathers House. Love from the OhoinerSopacua family, Honolulu, Hawai’i

  27. Dear Maggie, Fred, Glenn and David, Words cannot heal the pain of losing some one dear. May God give you the strength to overcome the pain…and may the love of those around you and the love of God help you through the days ahead. Rest in Peace Oom Sam….until we meet again in heaven!

  28. Precious in the sight of the LORD Is the death of His saints. Rest In Peace Oom Sam Noya.Jesus loves You and so do we.

  29. Dearest Maggie, Fred, Glen, & David, We have all been blessed with the undying love and affection our Oom Sam always shared. Your Dad lived his life with a certain kind of flair always standing with his face into the sun,soaking up brightness he would then spread to all who entered his path. Please accepted my dearest condolences. Adrian Eichperger

  30. Dear Maggy Fred Glenn and Dave, But ofcours the whole family. Words cant express the feelings that i have for my family in the USA. Rightnow my mind is split in two, one part is sad cause i cant see him i cant hold him and i cant laugh with him anymore.But the other side feels warm and iam happy for him cause iam sure rightnow he is walking hand in hand with his beloved wife my aunt Trees.I wil always remember his laughter the warmth that he gave us, and the talks at night about his beautiful island AMBON.But most of all i will not forget his strong believe in GOD. I know words are only letters writing in rime or as a letter.But do know that my toughts is with your dad and with my family WHY??? cause we are one blood and we share the legasy of our parents it means Honesty and Respect. Be strong Family Dickhoff

  31. Fred, I wish you and your wonderful family my deepest sympathy. You are an incredible son to have shared with your father, Samuel, the recent trip to Indonesia. It was a priceless gift to the soul,as well as an expression of love, respect and gratitude for your Dad. May God bless and protect you and your family during this difficult time. Respectfully, Devon Palau

  32. Dear Noya Family, Atas nama kel;besar Malaihollo di Ambon kami turut berdukacita atas meninggalnya Om Sam. Biar Tuhan Yesus jua yang beri kekuatan dan penghiburan buat semua keluarga yang ditinggalkan. Kita akan selalu meningat Om Sam dengan guyonannya… Wajahnya disaat menikmati makanan AMbon…. dan most of all Kebaikannya Selamat jalan Om Sam… JBU

  33. Dear Magie,Fredy,Glen,David ..atas nama semua kel.besar Nyao di Ambon kami juga turut Berduka cita atas pulangnya opa/om Sam yang kami semua cinta Tuhan Jesus mau memberkati keempat adik jua salam dari AMBON

  34. Magda,Fred,Glenn,David,Spouses & Kids, Our deepest sympathys on the passing of your Dad(Oom Sam). Words cannot describe the Joy your Father & Mother have given all of us over the many years. And as I think of your parents I only see the enormous light that shines from there smiles. They always made me laugh and I loved being in there presence. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole Noya family always. Love, Ron, Bridget, Jonathon & Christina

  35. Dear Maggie, Fred, Glenn, David and family, you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. When I think of your parents as our families grew up together in Hawthorne, I remember their sincere warm smiles. They always encouraged all of us. Now your parents are together looking down on your lovely families. They will always be remembered for their warmth and kindness. May God Bless~ Tammy Hoffarth Sergeant

  36. Maggie My deepest sympathy to you and your family as you mourn the loss of your father. The love and joy you shared with your father will always remain in your heart. I will keep you in my prayers. Shirley

  37. Dear Noya family, I want to offer my condoleances with the passing of your father/grandfather oom Sam. I have come to know oom Sam as a gentle and warm person who offered us hospitality when we visited California in the nineties. He visited the Moluccan Museum several times when I was working there. I will remember oom Sam with warmth and respect. My prayers are with you all, Wim Manuhutu

  38. Our sincere condolences for the loss of your wonderful father. Our prayers and thoughts are with all the Noya family.

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