The June 29 celebration of City Councilman Phil Noble's life and career in public service was videotaped, and is now available for viewing. Video
"Phil was a true pillar of this community," said Deputy Mayor Claudia Balducci, one of the six remaining council members who shared remembrances at the event. "He was a role model and mentor to me. He leaves a space that can't easily be filled."
Noble, 62, died on June 21 as a result of complications from a blood disorder. He championed human services, and his family has asked that donations be made to Hopelink, Youth Eastside Services or other Eastside human service agencies in lieu of flowers.
"Phil was a wonderful person devoted to his community," Mayor Grant Degginger said. "He was truly passionate about public service, including helping those less fortunate than himself. He will be sorely missed by all of those whose lives he touched." Seattle Times Obituary
Noble lived in Bellevue for more than 45 years. He served eight years on the Bellevue School Board, twice as president. He also served on the Bellevue Transportation Commission for eight years before being elected to the City Council in 1999.
Noble was twice re-elected to the council, and served as deputy mayor for two years.
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