In honor of Noah’s humorous spirit, we decided to write his obituary how he would. While we are devastated, we hope this brings you a laugh in rememberance of him.
Noah Daniel Battista, age 19, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, passed away on Monday, September 19. He was born on October 07, 2002 to Michelle (Harvey) and Dan Battista.
He was known for his contagious positive presence and energy, his smile that could light up any room, for making people laugh and simultaneously driving them nuts. He was loud and left a trail (of love and physical items that he refused to put away) everywhere he went. He loved going to the gym with his beautiful girlfriend and inspiring others to invest in themselves. He flexed his muscles way too much, but it’s one of the things we will miss the most.
He was strong and also tender, often seen chasing butterflies at the many camps he went to as a kid, and making sure that everyone around him was taken care of whether it be through opening doors, a listening ear, paying for ice cream or anything else someone could need.
He started auto shop classes in high school and quickly fell in love with cars and motorcycles. It seemed like every other month he was selling one to buy a new one. He loved to work on them with his dad. This was just one of the many loves he had: motorcycles, cars, gym, Crumbl Cookies, and critiquing his mom’s cooking (even though he was also her biggest fan).
Noah is survived by his parents, Michelle and Dan Battista, his sisters Alexis (Jesse) Pugliese and McKenna Battista; his grandparents Katherine Battista and Brenda Harvey; his aunts, Lynn (Matt) McCrady, Maryellen Livesey, and Michele Kizina; his cousins, Brendan McCrady, Roy Livesey Jr., Kory Livesey, Hannah Kizina, and Abby Kizina; his best friend, Sean Barnes; the love of his life, Sara Soltis; his bonus sisters Elissa (Tyler) Edmunds-Hunt and Corie (Christian) Martine; and his bonus family, Dolores Marion, Kathleen Treemarchi, Beth (Robert, Hailey, Emily) Wachowiak, Patty (Mike, Joshua, Jessica, Nick, Logan) Tanner, Karen (Dean, Luke, Leslie, Lydia) Gearhart and Chris (Ebony, Tristan, Ethan, Caidan) Litchard. He has been reunited with his grandfathers, William A. Harvey and Gilbert J. Battista and other bonus family, Paul Marion and James Treemarchi.
Friends and family can come share their love on Sunday, September 25 from 1-8pm at McDermott Funeral Home, 334 Forest Grove Road, Coraopolis, PA 15108, where a Memorial Service will take place at 7:00 PM.
Noah’s favorite saying was “it is what it is.” He loved it so much to the point that he had it tattooed on his thigh (much to his mother’s dismay). Take a shot of an energy drink or protein powder in honor of him and do something kind for someone. While you grieve, remember that Noah wants you to live fully, because he sure did.
He loved himself almost just as much as we all do (if you’ve been around him recently, you know this to be true. Again, with the flexing!) He was and is still deeply loved by those around him, and is greatly missed.