Nicholas Moya

  • Died: August 31, 2017
  • Location: Villanova, Pennsylvania

D'Anjolell Memorial Home of Broomall

2811 West Chester Pike
Broomall, PA 19008
Tel. (610) 356-4200

Tribute & Message From The Family

Beloved Son, Brother and Friend


Nicholas Anthony Moya — our beloved son, brother, and friend — died on Thursday August 31, 2017 after a long battle with depression. He was 21 years old.

Nicholas graduated from Radnor High School in 2014, where he was a devoted member of the Radnor lacrosse team and the school marching band. Nick loved all things Radnor High, and he later matriculated at the University of Pennsylvania in the fall of 2014, pursuing a dual major in mathematics and economics.

At Penn, Nick was an active member of campus social life. During his freshman year, he served as a tour guide for the Kite and Key Society and also volunteered with the West Philadelphia Tutoring Project. He was a brother and former president of Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity, and also was an avid fan of (and data analyst for) the Penn Men's Basketball team. Nick was so much more than his titles, awards and achievements. Above all else, he will be remembered for his warmth, smile, and kind heart — all taken too soon.

He is survived by his loving mother, Ruth Sanell, M.D. of Villanova, and father, Mario Moya, M.D. of Edinburg, Texas; brothers, Samuel Alejandro Moya of Philadelphia and Mario Alberto Moya of Alameda, California; Aunt, Rebecca Sanell, D.D.S. of Long Branch, New Jersey; uncles, J.D. Morales, of Odessa, Texas and John Sanell of Temecula, California; and grandparents, Dinah Morales of Del Rio, Texas and John and Elsie Sanell of Baja California Sur, Mexico.

Words cannot describe the warmth and promise that Nick brought to this world, nor the loss felt by those who loved him.

Relatives and friends are invited to a viewing on Monday September 4, 2017 at 1 p.m. to 3 p.m, with services to follow, at the D'Anjolell Memorial Home, of Broomall 2811 West Chester Pike, Broomall, PA 19008. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Kyle Ambrogi Foundation at