GARNERVILLE, N.Y. -- Jan Willy Noothout, a resident of Garnerville, died Saturday, Feb.6. He was 80.
Noothout served in the Dutch Army in the Netherlands. He immigrated to the United States serving as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Cold War with tours of duty in Fort Dix, N.J. and Germany. After his military service, he became a successful business owner of Gralex, where as a mechanical engineer, he built electronic parts and components for private and government agencies, including NASA.
He is survived by his brothers, Theo Noothout of Hoorn; Edu Noothout of Dordrecht ; and sisters, Anna deBok of Garnerville; along with Johanna deBruin of Delft and Tieneke Wensel of Wanningen. In addition he is survived by Sheila Allen of Virginia; Arlette Phillips of Garnerville; Giselle de Bok of Florida; and Annette D'Amelio of Garnerville, N.Y.; with grand nieces and nephews Chase, Chris, Declan, Veronica, Tom, William, Anthony, Nicholas, Olivia, Randell, with many more nephews and nieces.
In lieu of flowers Memorial Donations may be made to Leo Ladders American Legion Post # 130, American Legion Way, Thiells, NY 10984.