[NFBWATLK] Mark Noble

Albert Sanchez albertsanchez at suddenlink.net
Sat Oct 13 06:17:55 UTC 2018

I too remember Mark well, he was a good dog guide user and a friend to many 
of us.
Albert Sanchez
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From: "Nightingale, Noel via NFBWATLK" <nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org>
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Cc: "Nightingale, Noel" <Noel.Nightingale at ed.gov>
Sent: Friday, October 12, 2018 12:01 PM
Subject: [NFBWATLK] Mark Noble

> NFB of Washington,
> I am sad to report that Mark Noble died yesterday, where he lived in 
> Austin, Texas.  In the last couple decades, Mark was a president of the 
> Greater Seattle Chapter and member of the NFB of Washington board of 
> directors.  Mark also memorably served as the chair of the Department of 
> Services for the Blind's state rehabilitation council where his leadership 
> stirred DSB to change the unacceptable Orientation and Training Center 
> student dorm that was rented from the Lions on S. Ferdinand Street in the 
> Columbia city neighborhood in Seattle to rental apartments.  Mark had 
> remarked at an SRC meeting that, if he had been a newly blinded OTC 
> student and had to live in the dorm, he would have killed himself.
> Dan Frye,  correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that Mark served on the 
> DSB task force that you chaired whose recommendations caused a revamp of 
> the OTC, from the residential housing to the classes to a requirement that 
> new DSB staff members undergo significant sleep shade training at the OTC 
> before starting their jobs.  Many of those changes have since been 
> reversed, but there was a time when the OTC had what appeared to be a 
> model program.
> Mark was a charismatic member of our affiliate.  For one thing, Mark and 
> his wife, Debbie who has since died, threw lively parties at their home 
> for the chapter.   Mark could also make difficult situations easier with 
> his tremendous sense of humor.
> Mark died of pancreatic cancer.  Dan Frye was able to visit him in Austin 
> a few weeks ago, and I hope that Dan will find time to share his memories 
> of Mark with us as Mark served as a form of a big brother for Dan.
> When Mark left Washington to work for the Social Security Administration 
> in Texas, it was a real loss for our affiliate.
> Noel
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