Gertha Mae  Noblin Kent


Gertha Mae "Gay" Noblin Kent, 77, of Portland, Oregon, passed away on August 11, 2019, at home, under the loving care of her family and hospice, after a long illness.
The eldest daughter of William E. Noblin and Junith Mae Trim Noblin, Gay grew up in Niagara Falls. She graduated from Niagara Falls High School and went on to attend Fredonia State College, where she became an accomplished pianist. Gay lived most of her life in Clarence, NY.
She is survived by her children: Greta Kent Nikolich (Alex), Leah Kent, Matthew Kent (Rebecca), Sarah Kent Vanderstelt; her 10 grandchildren: Nadia and Roman Nikolich, Tristan and Audrey Miano, Seth, Dylan and Luke Tanner, Racine and Declan Kent, Jack Vanderstelt and one great-granddaughter, Oraia Miano. Also surviving her are her siblings: William "Billy" Noblin (Laura), Barbara (Kaylin) Noblin Vissman (Jon), Susan Noblin Vogel (Merle), Doris Noblin (Joseph), Michele Noblin (David), Lisa Noblin Jackson (Mike), Jamie Noblin Lyon (Robert) and many nieces and nephews.
There will be a private celebration of Gay's life at the convenience of the family.
Gay's family would like to say a special "Thank You" to Billy and Kaylin Noblin for the loving and dedicated care they provided to her in her last years. The family asks that in memory of Gay's life, you will be good to the people you meet, love your neighbor and help create a more peaceful and loving world.
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Published on August 14, 2019
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Bonnie Dolinger
Aug 18, 2019
Gay was a special person, the first time I met her she made me feel like a long time friend. I will never forget her first words to me “I am Gay, not what I am just my name” . Praying the family and friends of Gay will fine peace in her passing, she is no longer in pain and with her Heavenly Father.
Cheryl Cacner Konieczny
Aug 18, 2019
Dear Barbara and Sue. Please accept my deepest sympathy. I remember Gae well especially since your home was right down the street from 22nd St. school. My prayers are with you.
Peggy Langen
Aug 16, 2019
Sarah, consider yourself hugged! My condolences to you and your family.
Love you!

Tia Peg-Peg~
Lori Jo Pellow
Aug 16, 2019
Lisa, Jamie and your siblings,
My sincerest sympathy in the passing of your sister. I hope your memories will and can bring you much comfort .
Andrea Kulman
Aug 16, 2019
This is the most beautiful obituary I have ever read. My heart aches for her immediate family. I will do my best to be kind in memory of her. xoxo
Carol Brezing
Aug 16, 2019
Lisa & Family-my sincere condolences to you in this difficult time. Much love, Carol
Mary Margaretich
Aug 15, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. Your family has always been my favorite relatives and I know the loss of my mothers namesake is hard.
My thoughts are with you all.
Mary Junith Kelley Margaretich
Brian Blakney
Aug 15, 2019
All my love oh, I will miss you Aunt Gay.
Kandy Bradt Ricotta
Aug 14, 2019
Dear Barbara and family,
Sending you our family’s deepest condolences upon the passing of your sister. Having just lost our own sister, Toni, at the end of June, we understand your heartache. I remember your big sister, Gay, so well from our school years...such a beautiful girl! We are so sorry for your loss.
Kandy and the Bradt Family
Janet Gallo Godzisz
Aug 14, 2019
Sue & Family, I'm so sorry to hear of Gay's passing. I remember her very well. Back in 1966, I took her place at the Niagara Falls Public Library. She taught me the ropes. I remember her and her little car. I think it was a Sunbeam. She was so sweet and a very nice person to be around. She was just beautiful, inside and out. I remember her long gorgeous hair. Yes, I have very fond memories of her. My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. May she rest in peace.
Aug 14, 2019