October 28, 1927 ~ September 19, 2021
Born in: Middletown, Ohio
Resided in: Pueblo, CO
Albert Thomas Nolan, 93, a devoted husband, father and friend passed away on Sept. 19, 2021.
Albert was born in Middletown, Ohio, Oct. 28, 1927 to Norene (Doherty) Nolan and James J. Nolan.
The family moved from Detroit, Michigan to Folsom, NM in 1934. Al graduated from Des Moines, NM High School in 1945 with a class of 13.
His first job was with the C&S RR as the timekeeper during the summer of 1944 and following graduation in 1945. He was drafted into the Army and served in Italy. He retired from the U.S. Army as a Lt. Col. FA. with 28 years of service.
He began his college work at the Holy Cross College (the Abbey) in Canon City, CO. He transferred to NM Highlands University where he graduated in 1950 with a B.A degree in Biology.
His first teaching assignment was at Vilas HS, where he taught, coached and drove a bus. The next teaching assignment was at Primero HS where he taught, coached basketball and was an assistant football coach. He earned a master’s degree in Math from the University of Colorado and taught math at South High School for 24 years and at USC in Pueblo for 7 years.
He was a member of the Military Officers Assn., Knights of Columbus Council 12720, Pueblo Veterans Council, Eagles Lodge #145, USMA (West Point) Admissions Representative, Irish Club, Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Choir (Choir member for 16 yrs.), and Mapleshade HOA Treasurer.
He and his wife, Rose, owned and operated Handy Dan’s Ice Co, the Top Drawer Petite Woman’s Clothing Shop and a farm in Manzanola, CO.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, cross country skiing, hiking, back packing, golfing, and bowling.
He is survived by Rose (Gagliardi) Nolan, his wife of 67 years; daughter, Roberta (Dennis) Lobmeyer; granddaughters, Dana and Erica Lobmeyer; his sister, Mary Woods; brother, Robert (Vanise) Nolan; sister-in-law, Lucy Seese; brothers-in-law, August (Judy) Gagliardi, and Joseph (Julie) Gagliardi; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight Avenue. Inurnment, Pikes Peak National Cemetery.
Memorial Mass: September 28, 2021 10:00 am
Shrine of St. Therese
300 Goodnight Ave.
Pueblo, CO 81004
Pikes Peak National Cemetery
10545 Drennan Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80925