NICHOLAS ANTHONY MOYA
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NICHOLAS ANTHONY


Our beloved son, brother, and friend - died on Thursday August 31, 2017 after a long battle with depression. He was 21 years old.
Nicholas graduated from Radnor High School in 2014, where he was a devoted member of the Radnor lacrosse team and the school marching band. Nick loved all things Radnor High, and he later matriculated at the University of Pennsylvania in the fall of 2014, pursuing a dual major in mathematics and economics.
At Penn, Nick was an active member of campus social life. During his freshman year, he served as a tour guide for the Kite and Key Society and also volunteered with the West Philadelphia Tutoring Project. He was a brother and former president of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity, and also was an avid fan of (and data analyst for) the Penn Men's Basketball team. Nick was so much more than his titles, awards and achievements. Above all else, he will be remembered for his warmth, smile, and kind heart - all taken too soon.
He is survived by his loving mother, Ruth Sanell, M.D. of Villanova, and father, Mario Moya, M.D. of Edinburg, Texas; brothers, Samuel Alejandro Moya of Philadelphia and Mario Alberto Moya of Alameda, California; Aunt, Rebecca Sanell, D.D.S. of Long Branch, New Jersey; uncles, J.D. Morales, of Odessa, Texas and John Sanell of Temecula, California; and grandparents, Dinah Morales of Del Rio, Texas and John and Elsie Sanell of Baja California Sur, Mexico.
Words cannot describe the warmth and promise that Nick brought to this world, nor the loss felt by those who loved him.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Viewing on Monday September 4, 2017 at 1 P.M. to 3 P.M., with services to follow, at the D'ANJOLELL MEMORIAL HOME, OF BROOMALL 2811 West Chester Pike, Broomall, PA 19008. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Kyle Ambrogi Foundation at
www.kyleambrogifoundation.org

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Published in Philadelphia Inquirer/Philadelphia Daily News on Sep. 3, 2017.
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September 12, 2017
Ruth, Mario and Sam
My heartfelt condolences to you,
The sudden death of Nick is unbearable,
Let his soul rest in peace,
Let your mind find courage to handle this sorrow.
Mandy Wagner
Family Friend
September 10, 2017
We were filled with sadness and a heavy heart when we learned about Nick's passing. Nick was a student coach for my son's 8th grade Radnor Rec Basketball team. I remember being so impressed at how dedicated and organized Nick was as a high school senior. The boys loved Nick and co-coach Ryan Freedman and had a great season. Please know that we are thinking of you and extend our sincere condolences to your family.
The Beers family
September 9, 2017
Nick was such a great guy and being on the drumline with him at RHS was a time I won't forget. I am so saddened by his loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family!
Rebecca Boston
Friend
September 7, 2017
My thoughts and prayers to you and your family, Mario, during this difficult time. May he rest in peace. I will make a donation in his honor. Sincerely yours, Elsie Koh.
Elsie Koh
Friend
September 7, 2017
Ruth, Mario, and Sam,
There are no words to describe how saddened we all are at Mathnasium. As you all know, we knew Nick as a student and later as a fellow instructor. He left an incredibly positive impression in both roles - There are not many people on Earth as kind and earnest in their desire to help others as Nick was. We feel a profound sense of loss, and can not imagine how it must be for all of you. Our deepest condolences.
Greg Bundens
Coworker
September 6, 2017
Dear Ruth, My sincerest condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss. Lorraine Archie, Coworker, Havertown pa
Lorraine Archie
Coworker
September 6, 2017
Ruth, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family in this difficult time.
Mike Nussbaum
September 5, 2017
Mario, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I can't even imagine the pain you and your family feel at this moment. I can only offer you my profound condolences, prayers, love and warmth of my heart!
Krystyna Byrem
Krystyna Byrem
Coworker
September 5, 2017
Dear Ruth
I am sooo very sorry to hear this sad and tragic news. I can hardly put in words to express how sad I am to learn of this. You are an amazing mother--there for him every step of the way. You can have no regrets--we just don't know how long G-D will give each of us on this planet...
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Let me know how I can help. If I can do anything at all--big or small--to help you I would love to.
Love, Avi
Avi Cohen
Friend
September 5, 2017
Mario,
Our condolences. You and your family will be in our prayers in these difficult times.
Guillermo Hernandez Jr
Friend
September 5, 2017
Dear Ruth, I am sending my sincerest condolences to you and your family. You have a beautiful heart and I can only image the heart your son, Nick had having you as his mother. He no doubt was a remarkable young man. Sending you hugs and will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.
Donna Gallagher
Coworker
September 5, 2017
Dear Ruth, Sam, and Mario -
Our hearts are broken along with yours. Nick was truly a wonderful young man - always friendly, smiling, and a great friend to all. He made a positive impact on each one of us and we will miss him. Our thoughts are with you - Nick was special and he was loved.
Heather, Tony, and Claudia Cardamone
Friend
September 4, 2017
Mario, we are deeply saddened to hear of your son's demise. He was such an accomplished young man. May God give you the strength to endure your pain. We will keep Nick in our prayers as well as your family. God bless, Alonzo and Griselda Martinez. Del Rio, TX
Griselda Luna Martinez
Family Friend
September 4, 2017
My sincere sympathy to the family and friends of
Nick Moya,
Prayers and blessings to all.
Alice Silvers
Athens,Ga.
Alice Silvers
September 4, 2017
To Nick Moya's family:Our hearts are so heavy this week with the sad news about Nick. I only met Nick briefly this summer but I know he was a good friend and "brother" to our son Joe. He will be sorely missed by him as well as by so many in the Penn Community. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Joanne Linevsky and Mark Sostek
Joanne Sostek
September 4, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ...
Mary Schnabel
Family Friend
September 4, 2017
My condolences to the family and friends, so sorry to hear about Nicholas.
May the God of all comfort give you strength and peace during this most difficult time.
Jeremiah 29:11

- with heartfelt prayers
J F
September 4, 2017
Unimaginable
Ronald Sage
Friend
September 4, 2017
Our deepest condolences to the Moya family. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Manny Alvarez
Friend
September 4, 2017
Sending you prayers for strength as well as all my love. I am so incredibly sorry for your loss.
Cathie Walker Walker
Coworker
September 4, 2017
Ruth and Sam, I am so sorry for your enormous loss. It is impossible to put into words the hurt I am feeling for you, nor the sorrow and helplessness we all feel. Please turn to each other during this difficult time for comfort and support. Also know how many friends you have that love you and are here for you. I am sending prayers for God to carry you through these days.

Much Love and Big Hugs.
Kathleen Morgan
September 3, 2017
Our sincere condolences to Ruth, Sam and Becky and to all the Moya family.
We are patients of Becky for 17 years and she always spoke with such love and pride of both Nick and Sam. While I never had the privilege to personally meet Nick I feel as though I knew him just through her loving words. Please know you will all be in our thoughts and prayers.
Lisa Murray
Family Friend
September 3, 2017
To the Moya family,
My deepest condolences. I can still remember those days at Friends' Central and how an amazing and wonderful friend he was. Every encounter I had with him was always met with a smile. He was a great friend and I will miss him dearly. Though the last time we spoke was before he left, I will always remember the good times.
Morgan Strickland
Classmate
September 3, 2017
There isn't no word that can express how sad and sorry We feel what happen. Our family will pray for you
barbora and Rick Sebolt
Friend
September 3, 2017
Our sincere condolences and prayers for peace and comfort to the families.
Love,
Johnny & Beckey Gonzalez
Johnny Gonzalez
Family
September 3, 2017
To the Moya family,
I am so very sorry to hear the heartbreaking news of Nicky. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Much love, Heather Hudgins Exley
Heather Hudgins Exley
Teacher
September 3, 2017
To Sam, Ruth, and Mario--I tutored Sam a few years ago and met Nick briefly when I arrived at your home, Ruth, on a Sunday morning to meet with Sam. The warmth between the two was notable. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of profound loss.
Carolyn Cohen
Teacher
September 3, 2017
Our deepest sympathy to Mario Moya and family. Our heartful thoughts are with you.

Lionel and Rebekah Chavez
Del Rio, Texas
Lionel and Rebekah Chavez lgchavezdds@yahoo.com
Friend
September 3, 2017
To the Moya family,
I am so deeply saddened to learn of the death of Nicky. I cannot imagine the pain you are suffering, and I send you my heartfelt condolences for this enormous loss. I have warm and wonderful memories of Nicky from the year I spent with him as his first grade teacher. I send my love to you all and my prayers for your strength as you carry on. Hugs to you, extra hug to Sammy. Chris Ramsey- first grade teacher of Nicky and Sammy
Christine Ramsey
Teacher
September 3, 2017
Mario, my sincerest condolences to you & your family. My heart completely goes out to you on the loss of your brother. God's blessings on you all today & in the days to come. I'll be praying for you all & Nick's soul.
Jessica DeHoyos Flanagin
Family Friend
September 3, 2017
Pinko, Ruth, Sammy & Pinky,
My Most Deepest Condolences with your great loss. He is now at peace in God's heavenly kingdom. I'm praying my rosary and offered the Holy mass offered for his Eternal Rest on Saturday, September 2. I know God has received him with arms wide open he is one very beautiful angel looking down at us. My continued prayers and blessings that God give you all the comfort and strength that you are needing at this time. Mi hermano te quiero mucho y aquí estoy para ti quid até y te mando un fuerte abrazo .
Tú hermana!
Nina
Carolina Almaguer
Family Friend
September 3, 2017
We were made aware of your tragic loss of your beloved son Nick through dear mutual friends and we are heartbroken to know he has left this world poorer in his absence. We continue to pray for peace in the silent days ahead. We keep your families in our thoughts at this truly difficult time. Sincerely, The Bamford and Elliott Family
Lisa Bamford
September 3, 2017
We send our love and prayers. We will have Masses said for the repose of his soul.
Brenda & Bobby Pina
Family Friend
September 3, 2017
Oh dear Ruth and Sam, we are devastated at this news!!! Sending you both a ton of love
Audrey & George Clothier
Friend
September 3, 2017
So sorry for your loss. My family will keep you in our prayers
James Moore
Coworker
September 3, 2017
RIP Nick. Gone too soon.
September 3, 2017
I can not believe this- it's like a terrible nightmare. We all had so much fun at Amy's party. My heart aches for you and Sam. The world lost an incredible young man. Find comfort in knowing Nick is at peace. I am here for you my friend
Michele Azzara
Friend
September 2, 2017
I only knew Nick as a Sammy alumni visiting the house when he was prior. But he made a wonderful impression on me and my class of '91 pals. He made us feel completely welcome in the house and caught us up on the current state of affairs. I am deeply saddened to hear of his passing. My condolences to his family.
Darren Kimball
Acquaintance
September 2, 2017
Dear Ruth and Mario,
Although I knew Nick only briefly through my son, I have been deeply touched by his sensitivity and kindness. My son, Auguste, list Nick as his "son" on his Facebook page. I know that they got along famously when Nick was an undergrad on the drum line at RHS. I know also that Nick was very affected by Auguste's death 4 years ago. I felt a deep connection to Nick at my sons's memorial and afterwards as well. He was an extraordinary young man.

I am so saddened by his passing. He definitely made his mark in the world during his short 21 years. I know how gut wrenching it is right now for your family. If I can offer any help, please feel free to contact me. I will be thinking of your family and citing prayers for Nick.

Sincerely,
Tina
Tina Chardonnet
Friend
September 2, 2017
A warm, funny, loving young man who could turn any situation into a laughing fit. Never negative, always supportive and a great friend. He will be missed greatly, and I will cherish the memories I have and the experiences we had together.
Maria Drew
September 2, 2017
To Nick's family and friends, Please accept my most profound condolences. Nick was a kind and beautiful soul who was a wonderful friend to John during those difficult middle school years! When he saw you he always made you feel like you were just the person he most wanted to see at that moment! Wishing you all peace. The Carino Family
Anne Carino
September 2, 2017
I am so sorry about your loss I am Ben Pollack's grandmother and he had only good things to say about nick
Irene Schwsrtz
Friend
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