NOAH MATTHEW WEST, 41 ROCKFORD - Noah Matthew West, age 41, of Rockford, passed away Thursday, January 30, 2014. Born on October 4, 1972 in Rockford to Dallas D. and Shirley A. West (Straley). Noah was an excellent pool player and enjoyed playing in leagues and tournaments. His true passion was being a member of the Stars of Light Theatre Troupe sponsored by NAMI. The Stars travel to schools and events entertaining guests with educational skits on mental illness. A very special "Thank You" to Steve Vyrtol and Mary Lee for mentoring Noah. The work and service they provide truly brings meaning to life for many. Noah is survived by his parents, Dallas (Shirley) West; siblings, Josh (Samantha), Joe, Al and Karen; cousin, Jerry; nieces, Christina and Anna; nephews, Codi, Corey and Caleb; many aunts, uncles and cousins; and his beloved dog and best friend, Tigra. A Celebration of Noah's Life will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the Christenson Funeral Home and Crematory, 925 3rd Avenue. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, from 2:30 p.m. until the time of services at 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials for the family may be made to NAMI Northern Illinois, P.O. Box 6971, Rockford, IL 61125, 815-963-2470, www.nami.org/northern-illinois/. www.rockfordfunerals.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Feb. 4 to Feb. 5, 2014