Nathan “Nate” Robert Nocchi, 13, of Waverly, NY passed away unexpectedly on Friday, February 16, 2018.
He was born on November 2, 2004 in Sayre, PA the beloved son of Robert and Lisa (Palmer) Nocchi, and little brother to Mike, Chris, and Nikki.
Nate was a 7th grade student at Waverly Middle School. He loved wrestling, his teammates, and his coaches. He loved spending time with his family, especially on their family vacations. Nate loved the times they spent at the beach together. Nate was a caring, giving, and out-going young man who could light up any room he walked into. He could talk to and make friends with anyone he met. He brought joy to everyone whose lives he touched. But at the same time, he always was full of laughs and willing to pull pranks on anyone at any time.
Nate loved the holidays, but Christmas was his favorite. He was the one who loved doing all the decorating and each year requested at least one new decoration. He enjoyed his many sleepovers with his friends, sharing the famous chocolate chip bread and just hanging out and gaming.
He had a great love for all animals, especially his beloved dogs, Jinji, Flash, and Bozi: his cat, Mini. He also enjoyed shooting guns with his dad, roller skating, riding dirt bikes, swimming, horseback riding, and jet skiing. He was well-known for his sneaker collection and most recently was inquiring about having a pair of pink ones. Nate looked up to his brothers and sister, and he could be seen at any time dressed the same as his big brother, Chris.
He is predeceased by his grandpa, Claude Palmer and uncle, Gary Palmer.
Nate is survived by his parents, Robert and Lisa Nocchi at home, siblings, Michael Nocchi of Waverly, NY, Christopher Nocchi and Visaka Kulatunga of Waverly, NY, and Nikki Nocchi of Waverly, NY, maternal grandmothers, Bea Palmer of Waverly, NY and Mary Lou Palmer of Waverly, NY, paternal grandparents, Robert and Donna Nocchi of Sayre, PA. He is also survived by his maternal aunts and uncles, Vicky and Andrew Hickey of Sayre, PA, Beverlee Wheeler of Waverly, NY, Tom Palmer and Kim Chambers of Waverly, NY, and Scott and Penny Geiss of Waverly, NY, and Maryanne Geiss of Waverly, NY, paternal aunts and uncles, Suzanne and Bruce Dill of Bridgeville, DE, Marijo and Dave Burlingame of Wernersville, PA, and Travis and Amy Nocchi of Waverly, NY, and his cousins, Stephen, Garri, Brooke, Michael and Jean, Amie, Arabella, Josh, Caden, Dylan, Quinton, Garrett, Alison, Cristin, Donna, Sadie, Nadine, Leo, Linzy, Taylor, Trevor, Justin and Shannon, Cassie and Kenny, Emily and Elizabeth, girlfriend, Kenzie, and many, many close friends including Wyatt, Gage, Joey, Landon, and too many close friends to name you all.
Family and friends may call on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 from 5pm-9pm and Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 10am-11am at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow on Wednesday at 11am at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly, NY.
To honor Nate’s memory and to prevent other families from suffering, a memorial fund in his name will be set up soon at the Waverly Middle School, 1 Frederick Street, Waverly, NY 14892 for funding resources to address bullying, suicide prevention, and mental illness. That information will be posted on the funeral home website when available.