Rodney D. Nolan
Rodney D. Nolan “loving husband, father, and grandfather”
Shinglehouse, Pa.--Rodney D. “Rod” Nolan, 59, of Shinglehouse, passed away in his home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, November 26, 2021, after a long illness.
Born on Monday, December 25, 1961, in Coudersport, he was a son of Albert H. “Junior” and Betty L. Ayers Nolan. On November 18, 1989 in Shinglehouse, he married Darialyn “Lyn” Taylor, who survives.
Rod was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School, Class of 1979, in Shinglehouse, where he enjoyed playing baseball and basketball.
Rod was employed as a raw material handler at Ardagh in Port Allegany until ill health forced his retirement in 2018.
Rod was a member of Bell Run Union Church in Shinglehouse. He was a member of the NRA, a member of Sports Illustrated, and a member of Whitetail Institute. He loved sports, hunting, and going to his camp. He most especially loved spending time with his family. His grandchildren were his world.
From 1999 to 2021, Rod was a Little League coach in Shinglehouse and was also was coach for the Potter McKean AllStars. From 2008 to 2011, he was also the coach for the Babe Ruth team in Shinglehouse and coach for the Potter McKean Babe Ruth team, which made it to the state tournament in 2010 and 2011. For six straight years the Babe Ruth AllStars were district champions, two times making the State Final Four. In 2008, he had an undefeated season. His overall winning percentage was .891. Rod always claimed “any of the kids that played for me will always be my kids”.
Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Nicole L. McNeal of Alpharetta, Georgia; three sons, Jordan M. Nolan, Carter A. (KaSandra Goodrich) Nolan, and Grant T. Nolan, all of Shinglehouse; two sisters, Vickie (Robert) Benson and Cathleen (Richard) Milliken, both of Shinglehouse; four grandchildren, Lydia McNeal, William McNeal, Jolene Gerhart, and Bohannon Nolan; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and all his ballplayers.
In addition to his parents, Rod was predeceased by a daughter, Charity Lynne Nolan, who passed away on February 26, 2021.
Rod’s family would like to thank his wonderful caregivers, Emilee Ford, KaSandra Goodrich, and Lee Colton.
Family and friends may call from 10am to 12 noon on Monday, November 29, 2021, at the Bell Run Union Church, 904 Taylor Brook Road, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will follow at 12 noon in the church with Pastor Chad E. Shaffer, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bell Run Union Church, 904 Taylor Brook Road, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.
Rod’s family has entrusted his care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Rod, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.
So sorry for your loss such a great guy he will be missed.
Scott S Newton Dec 6 2021 10:18 PM
Lyn, please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of Rod. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Melissa (Gillie) Fisher Nov 30 2021 4:28 PM
It's not surprising to see that Rod turned out to be such a great coach. I remember him as a student of the game with knowledge beyond his years. RIP Rod.
Kent Kovach Nov 30 2021 9:22 AM
Sincerely sorry for the loss of your brother,
Love, John and V- Anne Danielson
V-Anne Danielson Nov 29 2021 1:39 PM
Our deepest sympathies to the family. We wish you comfort and peace to face the days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Preston & Patsy
Preston & Patsy Colbey Nov 29 2021 1:38 PM
Condolences to the entire Nolan/Taylor families and to the uncountable friends. I have known Rod all my life through my school years and was happy to reconnect with him, even though it was a short time. I loved to talk with him in church and I know he is now in a better place and is not suffering any longer and is with Christ our Lord. I will see you again my friend and it will be a joyous day to see you and the many other family and friends that have gone before me. Heaven is rejoicing with their new member.
Jerry Austin Nov 29 2021 1:02 PM
Lynn, So sorry to hear of Rod 's passing. My thoughts are with you ,your wonderful children and grand kids. No words can take the pain from your heart at this time. For the past few years I have seen a very strong,loving and hard working women that cared so much for her husband. Rod is looking down on you now and always and saying Thank You and I love you. Your faith is strong and you know some day you will see him again. Again I just want to say I am thinking of you you and God Bless.
Your Friend always,
Jeanine Marra Nov 29 2021 12:35 PM
Lyn, Sending much love & prayers to you and your family 💞 Dave & Georgia Lundy Goodwin
Georgia Goodwin Nov 28 2021 9:15 PM
A candle was lit in memory of Rodney Nolan
Jerry & Yvette Ebeling Nov 28 2021 9:04 PM
Thoughts and prayers to all of you!
Karen Milliman Nov 28 2021 8:54 PM