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Alexander Nobleman

December 9, 1942 ~ October 27, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Alexander Nobleman Obituary

Alexander Nobleman, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and esteemed librarian, passed away peacefully on October 27, 2023, at the age of 80.
Alexander was born on December 9, 1942, in Ohio, but moved to East Los Angeles where he developed an insatiable appetite for, and became a self-proclaimed expert in Mexican cuisine. He was supported and influenced by his hard-working father and sisters; however, Alexander was fiercely independent and a self-motivator. Although Deaf, Alexander was mainstreamed and attended public schools, where he was encouraged by his teachers and excelled. He left behind his cherished El Tepeyac Café, to attend the world-renowned Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. Entering a majority deaf and hard-of-hearing community was a unique experience for Alexander, but one he embraced. At Gallaudet, Alexander met the love of his life, Janet Sue Nobleman, née Spicer. Together Alexander and Sue permanently planted roots on the east coast.
A lifelong learner, Alexander continued his education upon graduating from Gallaudet. He earned a Master's in Library and Information Science, and became a respected librarian in the medical research industry. He worked for the National Institutes of Health until his well-deserved retirement.
Alexander also found great joy and fulfillment in the warmth of his family. Preceding him in death were his parents Herman Nobleman and Frieda Nobleman (née Kanter), and his siblings the Louis Nobleman and Dolores Schwam. He leaves behind his beloved wife Janet Sue Nobleman (née Spicer), sons Brian Nobleman (Jessica), Matthew Nobleman (Christina), and Andrew Nobleman (Debbie), as well as his sister Alice Weber. He is also survived by his adoring grandchildren, Joey Bryant (Brooke), Cayla Nobleman, Alex Nobleman (Alexis), Lucas Nobleman, Max Nobleman, Seth Nobleman, SunHi Nobleman, great-grandchild Blaire Bryant (with more coming), as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He cherished his role as a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother, always providing guidance, support, and endless love.
Alexander was a very proud member of the Deaf community and a staunch supporter of the Americans with Disabilities Act, no bartender was safe from being called out for not having closed-captioned television. He was a vociferous supporter of equality regardless of disability, race, nationality, religion, sex, or orientation. Alexander embedded empathy into his sons by his example.
Alexander loved his family. He loved traveling with his wife and taking family vacations with his sons and their families. Alexander attended as many of his grandchildren's games and tournaments as he could. Alexander never met a stranger and was a father figure to many of his son's friends. Alexander would lend an ear (two after the cochlear implants), bend your ear, make you laugh and feel loved.
Alexander had many hobbies, he was an avid reader and bowler. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, unrelenting wit, his way of making you feel seen, and his kindness. Alexander will be cherished and deeply missed by all who had the great fortune to know him.
Family and Friends may gather for a visitation on Friday, November 3, 2023 from 2pm to 4pm at the Candle Light Funeral Home, 1835 Frederick Road, Catonsville, MD 21228. Guests are also invited to a celebration of life after the visitation at Matthew and Christina's House, 5117 Talbots Landing, Ellicott City, MD 21043.
In lieu of flowers, the Nobleman family would appreciate donations to Gallaudet University.

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November 3, 2023

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Catonsville, MD 21228


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