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Noah grew up in Harrisburg, PA. where he loved and cared for his family and always looked forward to the time they spent together. His big, beautiful smile, warm hugs and ability to make others laugh are precious gifts that will never be forgotten. He always strived to be the best at whatever endeavor he pursued.
Growing up, Noah was an avid baseball player who enjoyed playing from a young age, starting with T-ball and continuing every year to Legion level with the Susquehanna Township Baseball League. He earned his letter playing varsity all four years at McDevitt Highschool. He also played on two RBI select teams, one of which made it to the national championship finals played in the Minnesota Twins stadium in Minneapolis, MN. Noah was always up for the challenge of sports. And for those who knew him, it is no surprise that he also challenged his coaches. He was a gifted left-handed pitcher and liked to call his own pitches! He made lifelong friendships and had many great memories through his love of the sport.
Noah struggled with addiction as a teen and young adult, but he was very proud to have graduated from a 14-month extensive program at Teen Challenge of Southern California. He made lifelong friends during this time. Several of them have reached out to his family and said that because of Noah’s support and guidance they stayed in the program and allowed them to continue the overcome their battle against addiction.
After graduating from Teen Challenge, Noah was pursuing a degree in computer networking at Riverside City College and was working in his field at TEKsystems in Newport Beach. He achieved his Cisco Computer Network Associate Certification. If you know anything about computer networking, you know how difficult this test is! He felt proud and excited about his vision for the future. Noah overcame significant hurdles and was achieving the goals we all knew he could. Noah touched the lives of many along the way. He was loved not only by family, but by many friends, classmates, teachers, coaches, teammates, recovery supporters, and others.
His family and friends are heartbroken and devastated to have lost this magnificent, precious soul, so dear to them way too soon. His spirit lives on eternally and he will be carried in everyone’s heart always. He served his purpose in such a short time. We are very blessed for the 24 years we had with him. His life was important, and it mattered. Forever wouldn’t have been long enough.
Noah’s mother, Shelly Sample, provided the Information for this narrative.
February 8, 1996 – April 11, 2020
Age 24-Lived with the disease of addiction 10 years.