November 20, 1927 ~ January 10, 2010
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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