Philip Lynn Noggle, 61, a retired Marine Corps lieutenant colonel and aviator who for the last eight years worked as a civilian for TRW Inc. as a senior systems engineer, died of complications of prostate cancer September 24, 1998 at his home in Fairfax Station, Virginia.
He served with the Marine Corps 21 years before retiring from active duty in 1981. His years with the Corps included tours as a combat jet fighter pilot in Vietnam and as an engineer.
As a Marine engineer, he helped in the development of a vertical takeoff aircraft and the helicopter night vision program in the Naval Air Systems Command. He also was special assistant to the assistant secretary of the Navy for research and development of Marine programs.
Colonel Noggle's service decorations included the Air Medal.
Soon after retiring from active duty, he became technical engineer for research and development for E-Systems Inc. He worked there until joining TRW.
Colonel Noggle, who was born in Urbana,Illinois, was an electrical engineering and mathematics graduate of the University of Michigan. He received a master's degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was a member of the Phi Sigma Kappa social fraternity and the Sigma Xi honor society.
Colonel Noggle had been a local and regional science fair judge in Fairfax County and had helped Fairfax high school students with mathematics, science and computer projects. His hobbies included chess, running, woodworking and dancing.
Survivors include his wife, Carol Noggle of Fairfax Station; two daughters, Kristin Noggle of Marshall and Marine Capt. JeanEl Heyel of Alexandria; and a brother, James Edgar Noggle of Seymour, Indiana.
NOGGLE, PHILIP LYNN, USMC (Ret.)
Thursday, September 24, 1998, at his residence, PHILIP LYNN NOGGLE, of Fairfax Station, VA, husband of Carol; father of two daughters, Kristin Noggle and JeanEl Heyel. Also survived by one brother, James Edgar Noggle. Funeral services to be held Friday, October 2, 1998, at 9 a.m. at Fort Myer Post Chapel, with full military honors. Interment Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 124 Park St. SE, Vienna, VA 22180.
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