In Memory: Noah Langholz ’13, Wesleyan Student, Passes Away

Noah Langholz

According to a Facebook post from his family, Noah Langholz ’13 passed away on March 19, 2013. The funeral will be tomorrow in Los Angeles. Here is the post:

Noah passed away yesterday March 19, 2013. The funeral will take place on Friday March 22 at 12 noon, Mount Sinai Memorial Park. 5950 Forest Lawn Drive Los Angeles, CA 90068

Readers are encouraged to send their thoughts and prayers to Noah’s family in honor of his memory. Students who are on campus are also welcome to gather in the DFC Lounge at 1 p.m. this Friday.

Born on June 28, 1990, Noah had many interests, including film, photography, architecture, and languages. He grew up in Pasadena, California, and graduated from the Waverly School in 2009. Though he entered Wesleyan as part of the Class of 2013, Noah worked at an architecture firm in San Francisco, California during the 2011-2012 academic year, which led him to become a member of the Class of 2014 and a studio art major. He had been a part of the Wesleyan sailing team and a former resident of Film Hall and Russian House, and he had worked as a projectionist for the Film Series and as a tour guide. Many of Noah’s friends thought of him as compassionate, thoughtful, and engaging. As a Wesleying contributer and friend of Noah stated, “Words are not enough to convey how much he will be missed at Wesleyan by his friends, classmates, and professors. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends during this tragic time. Rest in peace, Noah. You will be missed.”

[Update] Here is the statement made by Dean Rick Culliton. 

Dear Members of the Wesleyan Community,

It is with sadness that I write to inform you that Noah Langholz, Class of 2014, died unexpectedly on Tuesday at his home in California while on leave from Wesleyan. Funeral services will be held Friday in Los Angeles at Mt. Sinai Memorial Park.  Noah had a strong artistic side and was planning to be a photo major; he interned with an architecture firm in San Francisco last year.  Noah had many friends throughout the Wesleyan community.  He will be remembered for his sense of humor, compassion, and generosity, and will be missed by all.

A memorial service celebrating Noah’s life is being planned. Please contact Rabbi David at dleipziger[at]wesleyan[dot]edu if you would like to help in the planning. His parents also welcome any of you traveling in the Los Angeles area to stop by to visit to talk about Noah and to have a place to stay if you need it.

Students currently on campus who would like to come together are welcome to gather in the DFC Lounge at 1 p.m. this Friday.  Students may also call CAPS at 860-685-2910 to reach the therapist on call, and Dr. D’Andrea will have drop-in hours from 5-6 p.m. next Monday through Thursday.

Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Lorna Scott in the Deans’ Office (219 North College, lscott[at]wesleyan[dot]edu), who will collect them and forward them to Noah’s family.


Dean Rick Culliton

There is a student-run grief support group, led by Hannah Vogel ’13 and Leah Koenig ’13, for anyone who would like to take advantage of their resources. The following is adapted from an all-campus email earlier this semester:

STUDENT-RUN GRIEF SUPPORT  GROUP  (Sponsored by the office of Counseling and Psychological Services)  CAPS

Meets: Weekly, Wednesdays
Time: 8:30pm
Location: Solarium (Room 201)  (2nd fl., Davison Health Center)

Intended to create a network of support for those who have  experienced the death of a loved one.  Please feel free to come and leave when it is convenient for you.

For more information please contact:
Hannah Vogel: hvogel[at]wes
Leah Koenig: lkoenig[at]wes 

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3 thoughts on “In Memory: Noah Langholz ’13, Wesleyan Student, Passes Away

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  2. K

    Rest in peace. “Died unexpectedly” alludes to suicide. I sincerely hope that was not the case. Thinking of the family.

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