Gary David Noto

Gary David Noto, a native of New Orleans and longtime resident of League City, TX was called to his heavenly home while surrounded by family on Saturday, February 25, 2023. He was 67 years old.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Gayle Noto. Those left to cherish his legacy are his beloved wife of 43 years, Kim Romaire Noto; children Amanda Noto Kleckley and husband Jon Kleckley; Peter Noto and wife Niki Holton Noto; Maria Noto Moynihan and husband Ryan Moynihan; Aimee Noto Kindle and husband Kyle Kindle; his siblings Peggy Noto Moktarnejad and husband Siamak Moktarnejad; Brian Noto and wife Mary Noto; Julie Noto; and Gina Noto and wife Ronda Gabb. Gary was known as “Poppy” to nine adoring grandchildren Madeline, Andrew, Preston, Penn, Hudson, Hallie, Nora, Rory and Owen. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and wonderful friends.

Gary was born on March 10, 1955 to Pete and Gayle Noto in New Orleans, Louisiana. Gary graduated from Brother Martin High School in 1973 and then from Nicholls State University in 1978. He played on the Nicholls State golf team and was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, a source of many close lifelong friendships.

His life was full of rich experiences and those who are fortunate to have known him have deemed him the “gold standard” of a man who led by example, lived with integrity and practiced kindness and compassion every day. Above all, the experiences he cherished most were those spent with family – whether it be dinners at the kitchen table or traveling the world together. Gary earned the title “Poppy” in December 2009 and since then, golf cart rides with the grandkids always took priority.

Gary was a devoted follower of Christ and navigated his life as such. He was passionate about selfless service and worship and he remained active in the Catholic church since childhood. He worked in the industrial cleaning business for 38 years and before retiring, he spent the majority of his career at HydroChem. Additionally, he served on numerous company boards including the Health and Safety Council, where he served for six years as a board member to ensure safe practices for workers in the petrochemical industry nationwide.

Those who know Gary best know it would be remiss not to mention his favorite pastime – golf. He played competitively for much of his life and also enjoyed teaching the game to others, whether it be organized lessons or just offering a quick tip or two while out on the green with friends. In fact, the annual week-long ‘Challenge Cup’ hosted by the South Shore Harbor Country Club will now be known as the ‘Gary Noto Cup’ in his honor. This beautiful tribute will allow Gary’s name to live on forever in one of his most cherished places.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation on Thursday, March 2nd from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. immediately followed by a Vigil at 6:30 p.m. and Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in League City, located at 1612 E. Walker St. An additional visitation hour will be held Friday, March 3rd at 10:00 a.m. ahead of Funeral Mass. The celebration of Gary’s life will begin Friday, March 3rd at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s.

Interment will follow Mass at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery located at 7801 Gulf Fwy. in Dickinson, TX.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to one of two organizations that were nearest to Gary’s heart:


Houston Pregnancy Help Center

P.O. Box 2323

Houston, Texas 77252



Deep Waters Academy

P.O. Box #591515

Houston, TX 77259


  1. For one so precious that will never be forgotten.
    Love from the Guzzino & Courville family. Gary will live on in his wonderful family.

    Kathleen Guzzino Courville
  2. To Kim and all children and family of Gary,
    Please accept our sincere sympathy for the loss of dear Gary.
    May his memory be eternal and live on through all who new him.

    John and Rae Hamauei
  3. Kim and Family.,
    Please accept our deepest condolences. We have cherished our friendship for the past 22 years. It is more like family. Please know we are praying for your entire family through this difficult time and are here for you.
    Wally and Maureen

    Maureen hogan
  4. My personal thoughts on Gary is from Mathew 25:23

    “His lord said to him: Well done, good and faithful servant: because thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will place thee over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. “

    We are praying for you Gary. We would also ask you to pray for us especially our Rosary Group that you have supported for 9-1/2 years. Rest in the arms of God.
    We love ❤️ you Gary and we want to be there for Kim whatever she would need from us.
    Your friend (Susan) who you took for a ride around my block in your corvette when you first got it. 💙

    Susan Schreiter
  5. God now gets to enjoy Gary’s presence in the Kingdom of Heaven. If you look up the word ‘kindness’ in the dictionary, there you will see Gary’s picture. Gary will be missed but not forgotten because his example of unselfish love will be the standard we will live by.

    Father Dominic Pistone
  6. I was lucky to know Gary as a mentor, colleague and ultimately as a friend. He never met a stranger and was always kind, generous with his time, and had an incredible sense of humor. He loved his family and treated every person with honor and respect. Angie and I send our deepest sympathies to Kim, Peter, and Gary’s entire family as they grieve his loss. We hope all are comforted knowing that Gary is no longer suffering from his recent health issues, but is whole in the presence of our savior…and my guess is that for all the people here who are saying goodbye, there might be even more on the other side who are welcoming him in…and saying ‘thank you’ for all he did for them while he was here. God Bless,

    Rick and Angie Pitman
  7. It was an honor and privilege to have known Gary. He was one of a kind his example of building relationships by serving others displayed his Christian walk. My last time with Gary was playing golf with him, his grandson , and my grandson as always he showed his love for family, his friends and the game. I am glad my grandson got a chance to meet him.

    Dwane Ruiz
  8. Gary was a great friend and role model to many, he was one of the greatest people I’ve ever known. Gary will be missed by the entire community. For everyone that had the privilege of knowing Gary we can all agree that he’s just one of those few special people you meet in your life that set a higher standard for excellence and you become better for knowing them. Anyone that knows Gary has been made better either in their professional or personal life by the sharing in his knowledge. Gary will be forever missed.

    Steven Rupert
  9. Noto Family,

    Please accept our deepest condolences for the loss of your beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. We pray that God will comfort your heart and fill your soul with love and peace. An honorable person is someone who believes in truth and doing the right thing — and tries to live up to those high principles, Gary was a respected honorable man.

    I pray that God will grace you with peace and comfort in the days ahead, be assured of our prayers for you Kim and the Family.

    John 16: 22 – So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.

    Eternal rest grant unto Gary, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.
    May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

    Leo and Gina Garza
  10. Kim and family
    Bobbie and I were heartbroken to learn of Gary’s passing. No doubt his soul is in God’s hands and will be shining bright in the Kingdom of Heaven. It’s been over 50 years since I first met Gary—me going to LSU and him Nicholls State. I knew back then he was destined for greatness. Living across from him and the entire Noto family on Wales St were some of the best years of our lives—so many good times and memories. We will continue our prayers and our love for you and your family is forever. May God continue to watch over all of you.
    Doug & Bobbie

    Doug & Bobbie Railey
  11. May the multitude of warm memories help the entire Noto family through this difficult time. Gary will always be remembered as one of the best men I’ve ever had the privilege of calling my friend! Although we attended the same high school, college and were fraternity brothers, we somehow lost contact for many years. It was a joy to reconnect on our PIKE reunions in Pensacola these last 10 years. Witnessing his wit, humor, character and charisma on full display again was a joy to observe and emulate in my own life. May he rest in peach and continue to shine down on us all…

    Michael Biggs
    Good, good father
    Always there
    You will be missed!

    The grief is profound. Noto family, thank you for your constant witness of joy in the midst of sorrow. You and your family modeled for all of us who love you how to walk in faith.

    Sara Fontana
  13. My dear Amanda, Miss Kim, and all the Noto family,

    We have been praying fervently for you and for Mr Gary. I know our Father in Heaven is there to sanctify our deepest distress and I hope so much you will feel surrounded by His peace. We love your family and Mr Gary and we’ll continue to pray for you always.

    Megan Furse
  14. Our deepest condolences to the whole family in this time of sorrow. May the Lord bless you and give you peace.

    Diana and Julio Vega
  15. Gary and Kim were amazing mentors during our marriage preparation. We are grateful to have known him. Our prayers are with you all.

    Michael & Cheryl Burlone
  16. He may not have known, as I was always to busy to give him a hug. He was my best companion and indeed always had a special place in my heart, as his amazing family. He was always here for us and will until I meet him, for surely he is with his best friend, Jesus.

    While I was sure my prayers would bring him out of his dreadful pain, I understood he was tired of the constant suffering. l loved him like a brother! Not one time did I not smile when we meet, always had the sparkle-bin his eye, but always I knew he was the best. My heart is broken.

    Let angels take him to Jesus, Mary his family and passed friends – this I pray, for soon we shall meet him, this amazing soul and eternal friend. Rolf

    rolf R. rohn
  17. Keeping you all in my prayers. You have so many wonderful memories and I know you will find peace in them.
    Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.”
    Psalm 34:18 “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.”

    Michelle Jeanmard
  18. The soul of the just are in the hands of God. Gary was a just man and now with God in heaven. His soul is resting in peace. My prayers to Kim and family.

    Fr. CY Onyejegbu
  19. Rest easy my friend I love you and will miss you greatly

    Derrick Gatlin
  20. Our condolences ! Gary was a great guy that was loved and respected by all! Earl Heard

    Earl Heard
  21. Maria and the Noto Family

    I am so sorry for your loss. I pray the comfort of the Holy Spirit over you in your time of grief and that this grief gives way to a celebration of a life so well lived.

    Gary and I were competitors for a good part of our careers. I always held him in high esteem as he always conducted his business with the utmost regard for ethics and integrity. He was one of the kindest and most noble guys I ever met in our industry.

    Take comfort in knowing he is in a better place.

    Dave Fanta
  22. On behalf of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Alumni Association and Brother Martin High School, I offer our prayers and condolences. We will say a Mass in his memory.

    Kenny Spellman ’84
    Brother Martin High School

    Kenny Spellman
  23. My sincere condolences to the entire Noto family. I was fortunate to meet Gary through my employment here at HydroChem. Every time Gary visited our office here in St. Gabriel, Louisiana he would make a point to stop in my office to say hello. He was truely a genuine person and was such a joy to be around. I could imagine working with him daily was a great pleasure. Such a great guy! My heart, love and prayers to you all. May the Perpetual Light shine upon him – God Bless

    Crystal Berthelot
  24. Kim and all the Noto Family, please accept our deepest condolences. We were so sad to hear about Gary’s passing. He was a bright light everywhere he went, with a smile to match. Lifting the whole family up in prayer.

    Liz and Larry Henson
  25. My deepest condolences for Kim and their children who we love. Gary is so unique that our dear friend Gary Noto will always live in our hearts. His smile, happiness and great heart will live for ever.

    Heaven is Gary’s new address

    Francisco Alvarez
  26. I am so sad to hear about Gary’s passing. I will be keeping you his family in my daily prayers. He was such a great man, one of the great ones. He was faithful and bore great fruit by having such an awesome family and showing them God’s love. I will lift you up Kim and children in prayer. I remember rooming with him at Steubenville. I praise and thank God for his strong faith and love for God and his gentle demeanor. He was like St. Joseph. Plus a great sense of humor. He will be praying for you in Heaven but first we as the Church will pray for him.

    Fr. Victor Perez
  27. Our sincere condolences to all of the Noto family. Gary was a gracious, honorable, humble, and intelligent person. I only worked with Gary for a few years, but I came to know how important his faith, family, and employees were to him. He will be missed by so many and our hearts go out to Gary and his family.
    Many prayers from us to the Noto family.

    Devin and Amanda Bennett
  28. I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to know Gary through work. He was always kind and had a smile and a greeting for everyone. He will surely be missed. Sending my deepest condolences to the Noto family.

    Courtney Smith
  29. The man that was and still is one of the best mentors for any young man starting in the industrial cleaning business. The first time I meet Gary was at a meeting and my impression was, this “is a genuine guy”. It did not matter what level in the company you were he always made the time for you. When I was a Project Manager for Hydrochem, Gary flew up to Chyenne to visit with me and my crew. Sending my condolences to the Noto Family.

    Charles Campbell
  30. Gary was an amazing person. He was a mentor and just an all around special person. He lit up a room with his presence and he will be dearly missed. Praying for the Noto family. It was an honor to know you Gary. Rest in peace.

    Betsy Dominy
  31. My husband Mark and I worked with Gary for at least 9 years at Veolia and he is the one who hired us to come to work for HydroChem. Gary was a wonderful person, and we have a special place in our hearts for Gary, he was a great man, and a true friend. He will be forever missed. Our sincere condolences go out to his wife Kim and his daughters, he spoke of them fondly and often. Our hearts are broken at the loss of Gary. He was definitely one of a kind and a true gentleman.

    Debra and Mark Hilliard
  32. I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words that adequately express that. Thinking of your family and sending prayers.

    Maria Rosaria Endacott
  33. I just learned of Gary’s passing and am very saddened. I knew Gary thru my employment with HydroChemPSC. He was a tremendous leader with superb leadership skills. He had a great sense of humor, genuine smile and heart, and he always remembered your name. When he was on my side of the building he always stuck his head in my office to say hello. We are all better for having Gary in our lives to demonstrate kindness and compassion for others. God bless Gary and his family.

    Kathleen Captain
  34. Kim and Family,
    My deepest condolences to you and your family. Gary was a very kind, warm and gentle person. He was a Gem of a person who will be greatly missed. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Darius Mistry and Family

    Darius Mistry
  35. Our deepest condolences to the Noto family and especially Kim what a great family you all are it was a wonderful experience to know all of you we all loved our beautiful sister in law Kathy and her family we are so sorry for your loss of a loving husband love to all. Carol Ballay Marmande and the Ballay family

    Carol Ballay marmande
  36. For we walk by faith, not by sight. So we are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord. We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:6-8
    Rest in Peace, Gary. 😔

    Phil Lucy
  37. Dear Kim & family,
    We are so sorry about the loss of Gary.
    When we were young parents with 4 young children at St. Paul’s, Todd & I really looked at your family as models of love & closeness. Thanks for setting a great example for us! You were always modeling God’s faith to us.

    Our sincerest condolences.
    Betty & Todd Colangelo

    Betty & Todd Colangelo
  38. Sending my condolences to the Noto family.
    I have great respect for him. It was an honor to know Gary Noto.
    May you rest in peace.

    Terry (Boudreaux) Everts
  39. I always admired Gary for the way he lived his life .He was a really special man.Honest,fair and a deep caring love for his family . I am sending love and prayers to the Noto family as they grieve this loss. His memories and love he had for you cannot be ever taken away. Please cherish those forever.

    Bubbie Anderson
  40. My condolences to the Noto Family,

    The LORD bless Gary and keep him! The LORD let his face shine upon him, and be gracious to him! The LORD look upon him kindly and give him peace!

    Rest in Peace, Gary.


    Norbert Medina
  41. I am saddened today as I just heard of Gary’s passing. I meet Gary in 1996 when he interviewed me for a position at HydroChem after my 20 year career at Virginia Power. I will never forget his passion and respect during that interview and he made me feel so welcome to be part of the team. Our paths crossed many times during the years and I always felt the same respect that you could expect from Gary. He knew how to rally the troops and he was a true leader. The world would be a better place today if lead by people like Gary. RIP Gary, I will always remember you. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

    Danny Foster

    Danny Foster
  42. He was a kind gentleman. A great father and provider. He did an amazing job raising his children.

    Luke Neri
  43. Our hearts and prayers are with you during this sad time. Gary was a wonderful man and an inspiration to many people.
    Love and hugs to you all,
    Ellen and Byron

    Ellen Mosher
  44. I am sad to hear of the passing of the most genuine person I have ever met. I had the pleasure of knowing him from all of my years at Hydrochem. He was a person who met you one time and would never forget your name or anything about your family. RIP Gary

    Pam Hawley
  45. I was truly saddened to hear Gary had passed. One of the most genuine people I have met during my time with the company. My condolences go to the family, and may God bless you all during this time of grief. Rest easy Mr. Noto.

    Darquin Turner
  46. What an outpouring of love and support for Gary and the Noto family witnessed at the visitation. That speaks volumes of the impact this man and his family have made on the community. The hand of God will continue to work through Gary’s memory for years to come, there is no doubt.

    Jill Smitherman
  47. Gary was a fantastic example to us all. What a great soul and what a blessing he was to all he met.
    Kim and family, I am sending you hugs and my love. I will be praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet for my friend Gary. May perpetual light shine upon him.

    Edward Adams
  48. Attention: Noto Family and friends! This is Charles GAMBINO and I was so saddened to hear of Gary’s passing, no words can explain. Your family and the world not only lost a beautiful person whom NO ONE ever spoke a bad word about Gary but he was an ambassador of everything good in a person. A superb golfer, Christian and Family man! I will always love Gary as he loved me! He told me not long ago at our inaugural Nicholls State reunion golf event at Diamondhead a couple of years ago, that, “I was his idle coming up (that’s in golf that is I assure you not in other areas) I was shocked and pleased at that comment since I thought of him as my idol as well for just being the wonderful person he was! So smart and soft spoken and he never lost his temper at least not around me, yet he was a fiery competitor. I sorely will miss Gary and my only regret now is for you guys and I just wish now I could get back the years that I did not see Gary. I am 73 now so Gary was a bit of my Junior self. I will meet him again one day as I will reunite with him and you guys as well.

    Charles Gambino
  49. The staff of the American Cancer Association/American Cancer Fund at is sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. We have just received a memorial donation in his name and our sincere condolences go out to his family.

    American-Cancer-Association / American-Cancer-Fund
  50. Kim & family, accept our deepest sympathy. We just learn today from Mary.
    We are shock to learn that Gary is gone. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    God bless,🙏🙏🙏

    Vic & Marilyn

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