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Robert J. Nohelty

Obituary for Robert J. Nohelty

April 6, 1953 - September 11, 2017
Wakefield, Massachusetts | Age 64


Robert J. Nohelty, 64, of Wakefield, formerly of Lynn died suddenly on Monday, September 11, 2017 in Tallahassee, FL.

Robert was born in Lynn, MA on April 6, 1953 and was the son of the late Robert A. and Dora A. (Fortucci) Nohelty.

Robert was raised in Lynn and was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School and later a graduate of Salem State College. He was a resident of Wakefield for more than 30 years. In 1973 he began studying the martial arts which started a teaching career that spanned over 40 years. He was the co-owner of Masters Self Defense Centers with one of his best friends, James Bryant. Robert received his 8th degree black belt and professor title in 2002. It was his true passion. He was also a fishing and hunting enthusiast.

Robert was the loving father of Madison A. Morris and her husband Derek of Wakefield, Taylor Nohelty of Saugus, and Robert C. Nohelty also of Saugus. He was the grandfather of Harrison Morris. He is also survived by Denise (Falite) Nohelty.

A Funeral Service will be held in the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Monday, September 25 at 3pm. Visiting hours for relatives and friends will be held at the Funeral Home prior to the service beginning at 1pm.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Robert's name may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • American Heart Association
    PO Box 417005
    Boston, MA 02241-7005

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McDonald Funeral Home

19 Yale Avenue
Wakefield, MA 01880
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