“Our Son Noah”

 An Update: We’re receiving emails from a number of people who knew Noah and know the Krom family asking for details about a public memorial service.  As soon as we have information, we’ll post it.  In the meantime, if you wish to send a message to the Krom family, please post it in the comments below.  It would be great to hear from any friends of Noah.  Pay tribute to this young man by sharing a favorite memory.

I have received this from Beth Krom and she’s allowed me to share this with our readers.


Noah Jason Krom

Noah Jason Krom was born on May 2, 1987, the second child and older son of Solly and Beth Krom. Noah attended Huggie Bear pre-school, Vista Verde school and University High School in Irvine, CA. After graduating from University High School in 2005, Noah selected UC Santa Barbara for college to pursue a degree in Business Economics and Sports Management. In the course of his studies, Noah spent part of his junior year studying abroad in Cordoba, Spain.

Noah was bright and funny. He loved sports, a good debate and was an astute observer of life and the world around him. He was a true and loyal friend to many and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Though Noah’s life ended just as he was about to graduate from college and head out to make his mark in the world, it can be said that he made the most of the twenty-two years he spent on this earth and was rich in friendships and experiences.

Noah is survived by his parents, Beth and Solly Krom, his sister Abby Krom and his brother Hershel Krom; his maternal grandparents, Irv and Elaine Weinstein of Irvine, CA; his Aunt and Uncle, Rachel and Scott Lloyd of Greensburg, PA; his Uncle and Aunt, Marc Weinstein and Valenta DeRagil and cousin Nava of Orinda, CA, his Uncle Henry Weinstein of Laguna Woods Village; and his paternal Aunt and Uncle, Nechame and Tony Sacks of Johannesburg, South Africa and his cousins Janene and Gary Weinstein, Larry and Jeanine Sacks, Ryan Sacks and Romy Sacks.”

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This message came in from Beth’s assistant Caryn Puma:

Arrangements for a private funeral for family and close friends have not been completed. A memorial service will also be planned which will allow everyone to come and celebrate Noah’s life and pay respects to the family.

Donations to a charity of your choice in Noah’s name, or cards of sympathy will be most appreciated and may be sent to:

Beth & Solly Krom
7 Banyan Tree Lane
Irvine, California, 92612

  2 comments for ““Our Son Noah”

  1. Shawn Gula
    June 10, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Dear Dr.Krom and Beth,
    I was saddened to hear of your sweet Noahs passing. There are no words at such a time…I truly want to say more and have erased several sentences I tried to put together to hopefully comfort you but truly there are no words that can do that now. I can only pray for the day when you, Beth, Abby and Hershel can think of Noah without it first being sadness, anger or tears and that thinking of him just makes you happy.

  2. Deborah Chang
    June 10, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Dear Krom Family
    On Sunday I received a tearful call from my daughter, Laurel. She had received a call from another friend who broke the news to her about Noah. Laurel had been a student at Vista Verde from kindergarten through eighth grade and graduated Uni with Noah. She was heartbroken to hear this terrible news and it was difficult to find words of comfort for the loss of a friend and fine young man. Yesterday Laurel called me from school laughing. She had found some old papers from Vista Verde and one of them was Noah’s funny comments about leaving the eighth grade. With all of the sadness she felt, Noah was still able to make her laugh. I just wanted to share this with you and tell you that our family is thinking of you.
    Deborah Chang

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