Ernesto J. Nobleza, 91, of Oakdale died peacefully Wednesday June 5, 2019 at his residence. He was born November 7, 1927 in Luna La Union, Philippines to Fermin and Ramona Jazmin Nobleza. He married the love of life Caroline Baranski Nobleza on May 21, 1953 in Brooklyn NY. Caroline died in 1996 after a long battle with liver cancer. Ernesto had an impressive career in the US Navy that spanned 20 years. During his time with the US Navy he served on the USS Torsk, the USS Tringa and the USS Fulton. His culinary skills were highly recognized. He was the chef for the Admiral parties at the Groton Sub Base and on the submarines that he served. After his time in the US Navy, he worked at Pfizer Inc. for over 20 years.
Ernesto was a very generous and devoted family man. He especially enjoyed taking photographs and video of his family. He also enjoyed cooking on the grill, watching old classic movies, listening to music, dancing at the Filipino American Association dances and rooting for his New York Yankees. Ernesto’s special joy in life was his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was highly respected by all that knew him and will be sadly missed.
He is survived by Sons: Anthony Nobleza and his wife Anne, Frank Nobleza and his wife Danielle; Daughters: Dolores Nobleza and Diane Nobleza; Grandchildren: Darren Nobleza and his wife Melissa, Kyle Kiesewetter and his girlfriend Jackie, Paul Nobleza, Marinna Osborn and her husband Michael, Kayla Nobleza, Ashleigh Nobleza, Nicholas Nobleza, Brooke Nobleza, Deahanna Nobleza, James Nobleza and his wife Cindy. Great Grandchildren: Xaviar Nobleza, Andrew Kiesewetter, Adeline Nobleza, Isaias Cruz, Collins Osborn, Bellamy Osborne, Aiden Osborne, Arabella Nobleza, Evelyn Nobleza, Diamond Capone, Divine Morales, Taylor Stevens.
Besides his loving wife of 43 years Caroline, he was preceded in death by Sons: Ernest Nobleza and John Nobleza; Brothers: Jesus Nobleza and Tony Nobleza; Sister: Anita Bacani
Visitation 6:00PM – 8:00PM Monday June 10, 2019 at Byles Memorial Home, 99 Huntington Street, New London. Funeral Service 11:00AM Tuesday June 11, 2019 at Byles Memorial Home. Burial with Military Honors at St. Mary Cemetery in New London.