In Loving Memory of Bernard “Wayne” Noha

Bernard “Wayne” Noha

Sunrise: January 13, 1940 Sunset: May 05, 2017

It is with immense sorrow and sadness, we announce the passing of our beloved husband, Daddy/Pop, Grandfather/Grandpo and Great Grandfather.

Wayne was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to George and Clara Noha. In 1957, he and his beloved brother and best friend, George, joined the U.S. Air Force.. After basic training in San Antonio, Tx,, these best friends were separated for the first time in their lives. “Uncle Sam” told Wayne, “Go West young man” and George was sent to Georgia. Apart physically; but never from the heart. Sadly, George predeceased Wayne but they are now reunited for eternity.

nohaWayne was a successful master carpenter/general contractor. From 1972-1987, he built numerous houses in Raton and Taos, N.M. After relocating to El Paso, Tx., he continued his construction path working in trim work, remodeling, cabinetry, mill work and a variety of other projects. Throughout this time, Wayne was proud to work alongside his son Patrick. He continued working hard until 2014 when he retired at the age of 74.

Wayne felt his greatest accomplishment was his two children Patrick and Dawne (aka “Kate”). His love and pride for his children was immeasurable. He was a kind, loving, encouraging, patient and supportive Daddy. A father figure to many. Wayne was also blessed with three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Known to them as “Pops”, he was always happy to share a snack, tell a corny joke, or lay on the floor to play.

Wayne is predeceased by his Parents, Brother George and special sister, Gloria. Also, predeceased by Frank and Tina Leal (mother/father-in-law).

He is survived by wife of 57 years, Vicky (Leal); son, Patrick Wayne (Emily); and daughter, Dawne (Steve). Grandchildren: Tim (Evelyn) Noha, Kathryne Noha and Grifon Glover; Great-Grandchildren:Tim D., Jeremiah, Jacklyn and Kimberly Noha. Sisters-in-law Patsy Leal, and Chris Noha, nephew and namesake, Wayne Noha, nieces Kelly Ann Nichols, Misty Bonner and Vicky Vigil. Special friends, Zeke and Mary Tapia and family; Jim and Lillian Maldonado and Joe and June Martinez.

Military services pending, Fort Bliss, El Paso, Tx.

Our thanks to Yaksich-Long Funeral Home for running his obituary for us.

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