Family and Friends Mourn the Loss of Cape St. Claire Teen
"We ask that you continue to pray for our sweet Noah, for our family and for all those touched by Noah," said the late teen's mother Celeste. "We just would like everyone to be kind to each other, help each other."
Celeste showed signs of strength and bravery by being able to share a moment that many parents hope to never encounter. 14 year old Noah Ryan Anderson, a ninth grade student at Broadneck High School in Annapolis, committed suicide on Saturday, September 28.
The news of Noah's untimely death has certainly been a shocker for those inside and around the close-knit Cape St. Claire community which he and his family lived. Statements of solidarity, love, support and condolences emerged throughout social media, as Noah's family annouced plans for a vigil and other final arrangements in his honor.
"We would like to thank everyone for their love and support in the most difficult time of our lives," Noah's mother said. "It means so much to us.'
According to the obituary released by the Anderson family, Noah was a graduate of Cape St. Claire Elementary and Magothy Middle School and was attending Broadneck High School. He had a love and a thirst for knowledge on “how all things worked” and dreamed to be an architect in Seattle. He spent hours building things and was famous for sticking duct tape on something if all else failed. Noah shared a deep love for the water with his family and truly loved the waterfront community he lived in. He enjoyed fishing, boating and trips with his Dad to Angler’s to get all the newest fishing gear. He developed a recent affinity for sailing and going to sailing camp was the highlight of his summers. His beautiful baby blue eyes gleamed with pride when he shared all the things he knew about catching fish and sailing boats. He enjoyed his time with his family, friends and loved them all dearly. He enjoyed talking with them about fast cars, video games, music, and his beloved Seattle Seahawks.
Ms. Anderson said she thinks it is important for children to always be able talk to a trustworthy adult about things that may concern them. "This could be a parent, family member, or even someone at school," she said.
Beloved Noah is survived by parents, Ryan Anderson, Celeste Anderson and Susan Cuculis, siblings Ryan and Joshua, and a host of other family and friends.
Schedule of vigil and final arrangements are as follows:
Candlelight Vigil on Wednesday, October 2nd, at the main beach overlook in Cape St. Claire. Parking is available at the Cape St. Claire Clubhouse directly across the street from the beach: 1223 River Bay Road, Annapolis, Maryland. Call 443-254-4319 for directions or questions.
Viewing: Friday, October 4th at Barranco Funeral Home in Severna Park, MD 3-5pm and 7-9pm
Service: Saturday, October 5th at Bay Ridge Christian Church 1071 Bay Ridge Road, Annapolis, MD at 2pm
In lieu of flowers, the family of Noah Anderson encourages donations to:
Michael D Maxwell Jr. Foundation for Mental Awareness
Checks can be made out to :
MD Maxwell Foundation
4C Gardenway Rd
Greenbelt, Md 20770