Robert J Noa, Jr., 63, born January 16, 1960, of Brooksville, FL, passed away October 24, 2023, from injuries sustained in a Motocross Racing accident.
Robert is predeceased by his Father Robert John Noa Sr. and Mother Patricia Noa Knowles. He is survived by his loving fiancé Donna Dilling, brothers Walt Noa and Sue and Harold Noa and Linette.
Robert attended Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville GA and graduated with honors in 1978 as Class President, he was inducted into the Riverside Sports Hall of Fame in 2020. He went on to attend West Point Military Academy and was honorably discharged from the Army. He continued his education graduating with distinction from Eckerd College Saint Petersburg, FL with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management Industrial Safety.
His greatest achievement was getting hired at Florida Power Corporation, now Duke Energy, and working his way up from groundman on the underground crew to Journeyman Lineman. During his tenure at Duke, Robert held various positions including client safety manager and Distribution Control Center Manager. Robert retired from Duke Energy in 2016 after 30 years of service. Upon retirement, Robert founded Utility Service Alliance, LLC affectionately known as USA, a nod to his status as an Army veteran, and continued his work in the Electric industry with his business partner Scott Conklin. He continued to instill safety as a core value in those that worked with him and for him. Always teaching the right way and not the fast way.
Throughout his childhood and up to the day of his passing, Robert was an avid and champion Motocross Rider in multiple classes, winning hundreds of awards as well as the respect and admiration of those who were part of the sport. Not only could he ride, but he could take a bike apart and put it back together often helping others at the track who had a problem or needed a part. In his later years, Robert remembered how much he wanted to ride as a child and began to sponsor kids who he felt were worthy of the opportunity insisting that they get good grades and treat their parents with respect in order to stay on the team. For this he will be truly missed.
A celebration of life will be held on December 10, 2023, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Dade City MX Track, 36722 State Rd 52, Dade City, FL 33525.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family C/O Harold Noa, 1412 E St. James Loop, Inverness, FL 34453.