RIP Noel Twamley

Pictured Above: Noel Twamley.

Pictured Above: Noel Twamley.

All of us at NewsFour were saddened by the news of the passing of our long-time contributor Noel Twamley on Friday July 17th. Noel passed peacefully, but unexpectedly at his home.

For many years Noel had been contributing an article each issue and I’m sure our readers will miss his great contributions. His articles usually focussed on famous historical figures, some of whom Noel had actually encountered himself, and I always looked forward to receiving his hand-written letters every other month.

Noel lived a full life and this was reflected in the experiences he shared through his writing. Since becoming editor I had enjoyed many phone conversations with Noel, which usually veered towards our shared interests in movies and Jazz music (he was always surprised that someone of my generation was familiar with such names as Alan Ladd and Tommy Dorsey!).

Noel’s final piece, on Bonnie and Clyde, can be found on page 34, and it’s one of his best.
Thanks for everything, Noel; NewsFour won’t be the same without you!