Eric C. Noel
November 8, 1964 - April 14, 2019
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Eric C Noel, 54, of Holmdel, passed away on Sunday, April 14 at Riverview Hospital in Red Bank, NJ. Born in Montmelian, France, Eric came to the United States for university and eventually earned his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He worked at AT&T for 28 …
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Ken Glossbrenner left a message on September 29, 2019:
I had the honor of working with Eric when he first joined AT&T Labs. He was gracious, good natured, enthusiastic, and a most productive colleague. Sadly, I don't remember much about his family. but you have my most sincere condolences. Life is full of sadness. It hurts sometimes. I can only wish you great memories and the strength and happiness that can come from them.
V. Thompson left a message on April 20, 2019:
My sincere condolences to the Noel family. May you find comfort in your loving memories, and in God's promise to soon "swallow up death forever" and "wipe away the tears from all faces." (Isaiah 25;8) With deepest sympathy,
Lei Wang left a message on April 18, 2019:
Eric was my co-Advisor during my pursuing Ph.D degree in Stony Brook University. During those three years Eric not only value-added to my research, weekly sync-up, publication, thesis, but also presented me how to achieve life and work goal with sincerity, patience, gentleness, elegance, kindness, courage and effort. Eric spent quite a lot of his weekend time to review and comment my research works and publications, which lead my research to a better position and higher level. He did not "teach" me but he showed me great examples to making things done in a harmonic, smart, graceful way, in which it is a better way to learn things from heart. After graduation and moving to west coast, Eric, I also thought I have not thanked you enough and now I regret it very much. Thank you Eric and Rest in Peace! Lei Wang
Jaewook Yu left a message on April 18, 2019:
As an advisor and a mentor for my PhD study at Stony Brook University and internship at AT&T, Eric was always a kind, selfless, and patient person. He would happily and tirelessly spend his own precious time to review and comment those halfway done papers, to discuss research idea together, and to encourage me to keep going. Eric, I always thought I didn't thank you enough back then. So, Thank You.
Kwang Suh left a message on April 18, 2019:
My sincere condolences to Serena, Frank, and the family. It is such a terrible loss, and I will miss him very much. My prayers are with you all. Rest In Peace Eric, and good bye my friend.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Florence Muth left a message on April 18, 2019:
My daughter was attending the same in preschool than Cedric, while dropping her off, Eric overheard us speaking in French and introduced himself, it felt like seeing an old friend. He was always smiling and cheerful, so attentive to his children needs and well-being. Knowing him has been such a pleasure.
Pei-hon Henry & Chor-yue Grace CHAN left a message on April 18, 2019:
A candle was lit by Pei-hon Henry & Chor-yue Grace CHAN on 2019/04/18
Pei-hon Henry & Chor-yue Grace CHAN left a message on April 18, 2019:
We are saddened by the passing of Eric. Although we did not have a chance to know him well, from the few meetings and the annual letters sent by Serena , we know that he had been gentle and full of whim and love for the family. It is hard for us to express our deepest sympathy to Serena, Cedric and Christina. Hope you be brave at this difficult time. Romaine, Eric's mother-in law, and Connie, the sister-in-law, flying from Florida and London,England, will help to comfort Serena, Cedric and Christina. Darcy, the father-in-law, cannot come owing to doctor appointments, also shows his concern. Take care. Henry & Grace
Ben Samimy left a message on April 17, 2019:
I have known my dear friend, Eric, for 30+ years. Eric, Raj, and I met in sophomore year and became best friends! We studied together and hung out together for the rest of our undergraduate years. I have so many great memories of him over the years that will stay with me. I always thought that he was a very smart, hard-working, and kind person! He had a great sweet personality and a great sense of humor! He was always so sweet and kind to people, and would help anyone if he could! Saying goodbye to someone we love is heartbreaking! To be honest, I am still so shocked and heart-broken about the news that I cannot talk about him in the past tense. He will be truly missed! Our thoughts and prayers are with Serena and the family!
Patricia Iorfino left a message on April 17, 2019:
I'm so sad to hear of Eric's passing. My sincerest condolences to Serena, Cedric and Christina and the Lee and Noel families.
Solomon Wong left a message on April 17, 2019:
Our sincerest condolences. We were very much saddened to hear about Eric's passing. Coincidentally, we learned about his fight with cancer while our entire family was doing a 1 1/2 mile running event: an activity we know Eric enjoyed. Sadly, we won't be able to travel for the wake tomorrow evening but I am glad Eric was able to meet my wife 10 years ago at our wedding, and 8 months ago he met our 3 and 7 year old boys! Our prayers are with Eric: our thoughts also with my cousin Serena, Cedric and Christina, as well the rest of the family during this difficult time. -Solomon, Vi, XL & Zach
Dongsoo Kim left a message on April 17, 2019:
Eric was my co-advisor for Ph.D and a mentor for AT&T research internship. But, he was more than that. Smart, wise and kind man. All good words in the world are not enough to show his personality. I am so sorry that I didn't know his suffering from cancer. I should have talked you more often. I will be missing you Eric. Rest in peace...
Theresa L Chu and Mr./Mrs Kan Chan left a message on April 17, 2019:
Dear Romaine, Serena, Herbert/Assunta & Family We are close friends of the Lee's and we have met you long time ago at the Lee's home. So very sorry to hear of your loss. Due to distance and business commitment, regretfully we can not make it to the service. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. With our deepest sympathy and donating to tribute memorial in honor of Eric. With our condolences from Red Hook/Elizaville NY, Kan/Gigi Chan Theresa Chu
Valérie Spite left a message on April 17, 2019:
Dear Éric , so sweet ,so kind ,so clever ,so organised, we were far away but each Time we met it seemed as if we have never been separated. Maybe that’s the strongness of family and when you share lot of good Times in the youth and also after with each new family we create. We met your lovely wife and your dear children, you can be pride of them and i am sure you will keep on protecting them from heaven . My parents , daughters and husband join me to send love, thoughts and encouragement in this hard moment that we are sad not to be able to share, but be sure we all keep in our heart the live we e for you and the good Times we all shared together. We will all be with you by thoughts. Love. Valérie, Aurélie, Stéphanie, Jean-François, Hélène et Jean-François.
Cezar Purzynski left a message on April 17, 2019:
Eric and I met some 30 years ago while pursuing our MS degrees at Stony Brook University. We moved on to the Ph.D program together and ultimately ended up working together some years later when Eric helped me secure a position at AT&T/Lucent. I will always remember him as ready to help in times of need and turbulence. We shared births of our kids, birthday parties and family get-togethers. My family will always remember Eric as a warm, outgoing person and my kids will never forget how he made them laugh with his French-accented pronunciation of the word "strawberry". He will be in our thoughts forever.
Morteza Ghassemi left a message on April 16, 2019:
Eric was one my best colleagues and friends. I never forget our periodical lunches with him, Mark, Romel, Franck, Alvaro, Farhad and others. Eric was much fun to work with, he was knowledgeable in many different areas. We wrote a paper together. I wish Serena, Cedric, Christina, Franck and the rest of the family glorious grace to cope with this sorrow.
Petar M. Djuric left a message on April 16, 2019:
Dear Serena and family, I am the Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Stony Brook University. I met Eric when he was a student at Stony Brook as well as later when he would occasionally visit us. I have very, very fond memories of him. Please accept my deepest condolences. Petar
Romel Khan left a message on April 16, 2019:
Eric has been one of my best friends for more than 3 decades. I have known him since undergraduate years in college. We had spent numerous times studying and hanging out together. We had also worked in AT&T after graduation. I have always tried to emulate Eric's dedication, hard work and passion. I will greatly miss Eric and cherish all the numerous intellectual and just fun conversations we have had hanging out together.
Isabelle, Eric, Alexia Cosatto left a message on April 16, 2019:
Eric was an amazing human being and a very good friend. He was full of energy, funny, kind, and always willing to help. He was smart, yet humble. He was dedicated to his family and to his work. We admired his energy and enthusiasm. He was very involved in Cedric's and Christina's schooling and activities (especially track) and we always saw him very helpful around the house with Serena. He was tireless; he took on some major home projects by himself. We were always impressed by what he could accomplish. He was the only French dad we knew here who would insist on speaking French to his children no matter what the place or situation; this perseverance has had remarkable results. He showed his grit on the tennis court too, running after every ball. Even during his free time, especially when we were waiting during our children's swimming lessons at the YMCA, he would review technical papers, do work for the mentorship of his students or read documentation from workshops he attended to improve his technical skills or learn additional ones. He would nicely leave that work aside to chat with us. We have known Eric for many years. Our families have had fun times together. We shared with him a similar immigrant experience and would have endless conversations in French about culture, food, traveling, the children, college, home improvement, work. We could talk to him openly, about anything and without any reservation. We enjoyed playing tennis with him; we loved his homemade bread. We remember all those moments fondly. We will remember his affectionate and unique way of calling his daughter "Poupette". We will remember his bright eyes, his upbeat personality, and his kindness. We will miss him. Serena, Cedric, Christina, you are in our thoughts. Isabelle, Eric, Alexia
Wendy Tang left a message on April 16, 2019:
It is with a heavy heart that I’m writing to express my deepest condolences to Serena, Cedric and Christina. We have lost an incredible human being. As everyone said, Eric is sharp, energetic, funny, optimistic, kind and generous. For more than 15 years, Eric and I have co-advised 7 PhD graduate students at Stony Brook University with almost weekly conference calls. To these students, he has given them guidance, advice and insights with kindness and generosity. Over all these years, I have never seen Eric got upset - he’s always smiling, funny and inspiring to students to learn for fun and to excel for the love of innovation and engineering. In between advising students, we also share our family stories as we have children of similar ages. I have lost a great friend and the students have lost an incredible mentor. We’ll miss him but know that he always have a place in our hearts and his legacy continues with his wonderful children.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
bahman khosravi-sichani left a message on April 16, 2019:
It is with a heavy heart and full of sorrow that I write this. Eric and I were in the same group for about 20 years and worked in many projects together. Our offices were next to each other in Bldg. D. I always appreciated his studiousness, his smart, his character, and the passion he showed for work. I lost a good friend.
Franck Noel left a message on April 16, 2019:
Eric will always be remembered as a wonderful husband, father, brother, a great friend, and a man whose curiosity had no boundaries. In all these ways and more, he made our lives infinitely better. Now that he has passed away, there is sorrow in coming to terms with the death of a man of only 54 years old, but in many ways, the gift of Eric’s life is still here and will always be with us. Looking at the man Cedric has become and the woman Christina is about to become, I see my brother everywhere in them. Eric will live on forever in our memories and stories, and in what all of us have become because of him. I will always be grateful to mon grand frere who was both my protector and teacher, and kept me on the righteous path. Few will understand the bond we shared, having spent practically the first 20 years of my life with him sharing everything, bedroom, clothes, friends... I have never met someone who has displayed the high level of integrity, kindness, and selflessness that was second nature to my brother. I remember listening with Eric to Joe Dassin in 1975 on our annual summer vacation to Normandy and our Papy sobbing at the beauty of the lyrics, when we asked him why he was crying, he told us we will understand when we get older. He was so right….Je t’aime mon frere. Et si tu n'existais pas Dis-moi pourquoi j'existerais? Pour traîner dans un monde sans toi Sans espoir et sans regret Et si tu n'existais pas Et si tu n'existais pas Je ne serais qu'un point de plus Dans ce monde qui vient et qui va Je me sentirais perdu J'aurais besoin de toi
Anestis Karasaridis left a message on April 16, 2019:
It is very sad to lose such a wonderful person, friend and colleague but Eric will stay always in our hearts and be inspirational for everyone who met him. I have enjoyed every moment I talked to him, and sharing stories, his knowledge and wisdom with his boundless enthusiasm. Always sharp, funny and deeply committed he was part of every dream team, yet he would always put the team in front of him, and go above and beyond to guide and help everyone who needed it. He will be missed but always have a special place in our thoughts and hearts to navigate life as well as he did. Anestis Karasaridis
Fei Wu left a message on April 16, 2019:
I met Eric when I did my internship in our lab last year. Although he was not my mentor, I knew Divith who was mentored by Eric well. Divith was working on a customer prediction problem and Eric gave tremendous help to him. In my memory, Eric might be the most energetic and funniest person in our group. Eric was about to go to Hawaii when I saw him last time. I am so sorry and shocked to hear that Eric passed away! May you rest in peace, Eric!
Harbans Dhadwal left a message on April 16, 2019:
Just in shock after hearing that Eric is no longer with us. Eric was a consummate student and my first thesis student way back in the late 80s. I remember him working in the lab as if it was yesterday. He was just an exemplary student loved by all who got to know him, super sharp and self-reliant and full of confidence. In his short life, he attained considerable success as a practicing engineer. With my deepest condolences to Serena, the children, Frank and all who loved Eric. Harbans Dhadwal
TCNJ Men’s Cross Country left a message on April 16, 2019:
“What you leave behind is not what is engraved on stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.” ― Pericles I have yet to encounter Cedric sporting anything other than a radiant smile. He has never passed me without a warm and heartfelt greeting and he has never failed to make me laugh. It is clear that the incredible, vibrant, and genuine young man that he is today, is a product of the incredible, vibrant, and genuine father that raised him. Our thoughts are with Cedric and his family at this time.
Armstrong Soo left a message on April 16, 2019:
I am shocked to learn about Eric’s passing. We crossed path more than 10 years ago when I joined the ATT Labs in California. He impressed me with his generosity in sharing his knowledge with me and helped me got up to speed. In the years that follow, Eric had jumped in and saved my days many times. ATT was better with him around. I regret that I have only met him in person once or twice. May he rest in peace.
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