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James Matthew Nolan

November 12, 1925 ~ September 29, 2020 (age 94)

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James Matthew Nolan, affectionately known as “Mack”, departed this life on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at his residence in Montgomery Village, Maryland. Mack was born on November 12, 1925, in Montgomery County, Maryland. He was the son of the Late Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” Robinson and Late Charles Augustus Nolan.

Mack attended school in Montgomery County in the two-room Colored School that was located on North Washington Street in Rockville, Maryland. Mack served in the US Army and later served in the reserves. He married Irene Cooper in February 1951, and they lived in Scotland at the intersection of Seven Locks Road and Tuckerman Lane. For several years Mack lived in Lincoln Park. He later moved to Washington DC, and for the past twenty-five years Mack has resided in Montgomery Village, Maryland.

He has had several jobs over the years. He worked for the Giant Food on Old Georgetown Road, Allied Moving Company, and was a truck driver for many trucking companies in Maryland.
For his 89th birthday, Mack decided to get baptized. Mack’s favorite thing to do was sitting in his little red car observing what was going on in the community. He would take a drive almost everyday. He loved visiting his favorite cousin Mattie Smith. He enjoyed watching crime and science fiction movies, nature documentaries, and sports (especially boxing and football).
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Irene Noland; son Jerry Noland, daughters: Delores Lee, and Irene Dorsey (Floyd); and stepdaughters Dianna Bailey (Larry), and Vickie Noland; sister-in-law Henrietta Budd (James); and his cousin Mattie Smith and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.

Mack was preceded in death by his parents Charles Nolan and Mary Elizabeth Robinson; and his siblings Charles Nolan, Ruth Robinson, Martha Cross and Robert Noland.


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