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Noah Daniel Whalen

February 2, 1997 ~ September 11, 2022 (age 25)

Obituary

It is with profound sadness that we share that our wonderful son, Noah Daniel Whalen, passed away on Sunday, September 11, 2022.  Born on February 2, 1997, in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was one of five children born to Tracy Robin Nagle and Mark David Whalen.  Noah was a Sewickley resident most of his life, but lived in Kosice, Slovakia, Birmingham, Alabama, and Chicago, Illinois.  Noah was a perfectionist altar server at St. Benedict’s in Chicago, where he also attended part of elementary and junior high school.  He graduated from Quaker Valley in 2015.  He had attended Rochester Institute of Technology and was working on his associate degree at Community College of Allegheny County, where he repeatedly made the Dean’s List.  He worked in IT with an emphasis on system security.  He built his own computers, typically using Linux.  Noah was a life-long learner, on his own terms, but sometimes frustrated in school.  While a young child in Slovakia, he learned to understand Slovak, but slyly pretended otherwise.  In high school he decided to teach himself Russian and sought out a Russian barber he could practice speaking with while getting haircuts.  Noah wore his hair short for a couple years to maximize the conversations with his barber.  He read widely including Salman Rushdie, Chairman Mao, Leo Tolstoy, Buddha, and J. R. R. Tolkien.  He had an artistic creative side that came out in distinctive ceramic pieces.  An often-quiet young man, Noah saw the world from his own unique and quirky perspective.  He was very supportive and loving of his brothers and sisters and passed along the benefits of his experience and mistakes.  Noah never met a dog that didn’t love him.  We are grateful for the 25 years of immeasurably loving Noah, leaving us too young and with a bright future.  Beloved son of Tracy Robin Nagle and Mark David Whalen; loving brother of Elizabeth Rose, Sophia Grace, David Alexander, and Nathaniel Vincent Whalen; cherished grandson of David F. Whalen (and the late Christine Rose McGarry Whalen) and Edna (Miller) and the late William Nagle.  Noah had seventeen loving aunts and uncles, eighteen cousins and numerous friends.  Please join us as we celebrate Noah’s life with visitation on Friday from 4-8 PM at Copeland’s Coraopolis, 867 Fifth Ave. Please meet at St. James Church, Sewickley for Mass on Saturday at 10:30 AM.  Noah will be buried in Queen of Heaven Cemetery beside his grandmother.  In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations in Noah’s name to National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) https://donate.nami.org or The Trevor Project at https://give.thetrevorproject.org. ;

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Services

Visitation
Friday
September 16, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Copeland's Coraopolis
867 Fifth Ave.
Coraopolis, PA 15108

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday
September 17, 2022

10:30 AM
St. James Catholic Church (Sewickley)

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