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Harrison Crane Noyes Jr. ’45

Published in Nov. 7, 2007, issue

Harry Noyes died Jan. 11, 2007.

Harry entered Princeton from Hotchkiss and joined Charter Club. His Princeton studies were interrupted by service as a field artillery forward observer with the 12th Armored Division. He saw combat in Europe and was awarded a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star.

Returning to Princeton, Harry received a degree in economics cum laude and joined The Hartford Times, beginning a long and distinguished career as a news editor and publisher. In 1951 he joined The Norwich Bulletin and remained there until the paper was sold to Gannett in 1981. For the rest of his happy life he devoted substantial time to golf, fly-fishing, hunting, and travel with his wife and family.

Harry had the good fortune to meet his future wife, Barbara (“Babs”), during his 16-month sojourn in Army hospitals as a result of winning a Purple Heart. Their courtship consumed seven years until Harry persuaded Babs to retire from flying with American Airlines. Their marriage produced six children, daughters Lynn, Sally, Nancy, and Elizabeth, and sons Charles and James. Henry was also the proud grandfather of 10 grandchildren. The class extends its sympathy to the family.

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