For any of the agents who served in Portland, Oregon in the 1970-2008 period, one of the best AUSA’s Frank Noonan has recently passed.

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Frank Noonan

1943 – 2020

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Frank Noonan Obituary
Frank Noonan
Dec. 19, 1943 – Jan. 3, 2020
Frank Noonan, cherished husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, colleague and friend, died Jan. 3, 2020, while vacationing on Maui with his wife, Julie. He fought a five year battle with multiple myeloma and heart arrhythmia with optimism, grace and personal strength.
Frank took tremendous pride in his hometown of Santa Rosa, Calif. He was extremely proud of his Italian immigrant heritage and his loyalty to lifelong childhood friends.
Frank attended the University of Oregon for two years and was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He graduated from UC Berkeley then returned to Oregon to attend the University of Oregon School of Law.
Frank dedicated 38 years to the legal profession of Oregon. He served as a law clerk to Judge John Kilkenny on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, then worked in the District Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Attorney’s Office. After five years in private practice, he returned to the U.S. Attorney’s office in 1984. He served as Chief of the Criminal Division from 1994 to 2001, eventually retiring in 2008.
Frank was known as a humble and gifted trial attorney. He received numerous awards for litigation from federal law enforcement agencies. He received the Professionalism Award from the Multnomah Bar Association in 1992. The annual U.S. Attorney’s Office Noonan Award was created upon Frank’s retirement in honor of his integrity, levelheadedness and work ethic.
Frank is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Julie Gay Noonan; daughter, Jocelyn Daunheimer (Stephen); sons, Paul (Raquel) and Brad (Chelsea); and three grandchildren; as well as his siblings, Nancy Simpson and Jim Noonan, both of Santa Rosa. Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Noonan, Sr. and Jelsie Brezzo Noonan.
The Noonan Family expresses sincere appreciation to Dr. Gerald Segal and Dr. John McAnulty for their professional expertise and compassionate care of Frank during his illness.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the Agnes Flanagan Chapel at Lewis & Clark College, followed by a reception at the Stamm Center. In lieu of flowers, Frank’s family suggests donations in his honor to the following: The Sid Lezak Legacy Fellowship at Lewis & Clark Law School (, The Frank Noonan Beaverton High School Scholar Athlete Award (donations accepted at any Wells Fargo branch: Frank Noonan Memorial Fund); or The Stenzel Healing Garden at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital (
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Published in The Oregonian from Jan. 22 to Jan. 26, 2020

Passing of AUSA Frank Noonan

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    February 29, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    I worked with Frank a lot during my 9 years at the Portland DO, and he was always supportive, friendly, and professional to the utmost. My deepest condolences.

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