Eulogy for 6-Year-Old Noah Pozner, Killed by Connecticut Elementary School Shooter Adam Lanza
on Dec 17, 2012 04:23 PM EST
Funerals for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting have begun for the 20 children and six adults massacred in one of the worst school shootings in American history.
A funeral for two of the victims were held on Monday: for 6-year-old Noah Pozner at 1 p.m. at the Abraham L. Green & Son Funeral Home in Fairfield, Conn., and for Jack Pinto, also 6, at Honan Funeral Home in Newtown. Pinto was an avid New York Giants fan and the team paid tribute to him in their Sunday game.
The following is the text of the eulogy for 6-year-old Noah Pozner, given by his uncle Alexis Haller, of Woodinville, Wash.:
On Friday, Dec. 14, we tragically lost a most beloved member of our family. Noah was a 6-year-old little boy, and he was so dear to all of our hearts.
Words cannot express the unfathomable loss we feel.
Noah was a wonderful son and a loving brother. He was kind, caring, smart, funny, and sometimes even a little mischievous. He liked to tell his sisters that he worked in a taco factory; when they asked him how he got to work, he would give them a funny look as if to say he knew something that they didn't.
Noah was a little kid. He loved animals, video games and Mario Brothers. He was already a very good reader, and had just bought a Ninjago book at a book fair that he was really excited about reading. He was also very excited about going to a birthday party he had been invited to. It was to take place on Saturday, Dec. 15.
Noah loved his family dearly, especially his mom, his dad, his big sisters Danielle and Sophia, his big brother Michael, and his dear twin Arielle. He called Arielle his best friend, and she was - and always had been.
If Noah had not been taken from us, he would have become a great man. He would been a wonderful husband and a loving father. He would have been a backbone of our family for years to come. His loss, and our loss, are deep indeed.
It is unspeakably tragic that none of us can bring Noah back. We would go to the ends of the Earth to do so, but none of us can.
What we can do is carry Noah within us, always. We can remember the joy he brought to us. We can hold his memory close to our hearts. We can treasure him forever. And all of us, including the family, the community, the country and the world, can honor Noah by loving each other and taking care of each other. That's what Noah would have wanted.
Noah, we love you so much, we miss you dearly, and we will never, ever forget you.
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