May 11, 1990 ~ October 26, 2022

Born in: Phoenix, AZ
Resided in: Torrance, CA

Dylan Noel Carver, age 32, of Torrance, California died of a sudden illness October 26, 2022.

His family and friends are deeply heartbroken by this tragedy of a beautiful life cut far too short.

Dylan was born on May 11, 1990 in Phoenix, Arizona.  After being homeschooled from K-12, Dylan attended New York University where he graduated from the Tisch University of Fine Arts Kanbar Institute of Film and Television in 2013.  Dylan was currently working in computer support services for a VFX production company.  Over the years, he had worked as a script analyst for a talent management firm, on various independent film projects, and formed his own production company, DYNOCA Productions.  A prolific reader and writer, Dylan was always honing his skills and was currently teaching himself 3D animation for a graphic novel he was writing, illustrating and planning to publish.  Dylan shared a love of the All Blacks rugby team with his dad, a native of New Zealand.  Dylan took pride in his New Zealand roots and maintained dual citizenship holding United States and New Zealand passports.  Dylan was a passionate, creative and loving young man who will be missed beyond measure.

Dylan is survived by his parents, Christopher Carver, D.C. of Torrance, California and Deborah Carver of Atlanta, Georgia; his beloved dog, Sammy; his uncle Royce Rodgers of St. Simons Island, Georgia; his aunts Alison Cane, Roseanne Carver, Colleen Carver and his uncle Phillip, all of New Zealand; as well as numerous cousins.

Services will be Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 11 am at Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions, White & Day Center, 901 Torrance Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.


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Topic: Memorial Service Dylan Noel Carver
Time: Nov 2, 2022 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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  1. candle 3Dear Dylan, we will miss you, your beautiful smile and your wonderful personality, you have left us all too soon, but in your short time here with us you have touched us all by being a warm and decent human being, Rest In Peace.
    Our condolences to your dad Christopher, mom Deborah and your entire family.

  2. candle 7Dear Chris, so deeply sorry to hear the tragic loss of your beautiful son. We are thinking of you and your family and friends in USA, and sending love and prayers.
    Sincere condolences,
    Your cousin Joyce (NZ) and Nev Glennie. X

  3. Dear Chris, so sorry to hear the sudden loss of your son. We are thinking of you and your family . Sending love and Sincere condolences,
    Your cousin Helen (NZ) and Richard Taylor x

  4. Chris and Deborah. Devastated to hear of your loss of Dylan. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Steve & Jill Dunn (NZ)

  5. candle 4Rest easy pal. Only good memories of you and good vibes from you. You are missed. Prayers, thoughts, and condolences to your family.

  6. candle 6Dear Chris and Deborah
    No words can ease your pain.
    Dylan your beautiful young man will be safe in your hearts forever.
    Thinking of you and your US family
    Love from your Green cousins in NZ

  7. Dear Chris and Deborah
    We are so sorry to hear of the heartbreaking news of Dylan’s passing. Sending all our love and heartfelt condolences to you both.
    Kerry and Paul Gillan and family (NZ)

  8. We didn’t get to meet enough & spend more time together, but when we did, it was strange, funny, natural and awesome! Grateful for that.

    Love you Cuz.

    Chris and Deb… I don’t have the words. Love you.

  9. candle 3What a light you were to this world. I can still see your smile and hear your laugh that I remember from the moments I saw you at AAPA events. Your mother was and is so incredibly proud of you and all that you accomplished. We spoke about you even just this week and the joy you brought to her because of your journey on this earth. I am a sending all my love to your family and your parents who are experiencing such a profound loss from your passing from this earth.

  10. candle 1Dear Deborah, my heart is absolutely breaking for you. During my nine years at AAPA, we spoke so often of our “kids” and screenwriting and film interests that Dylan and my Sarah shared. The very few times I got to see him in our office, he radiated a beautiful gentle spirit. I had always hoped to get to know him better. Please know that you are in my prayers, from one mother’s heart to another.

  11. candle 8What a LOSS for this world but a FABULOUS gain for HEAVEN!

    Chris and Deborah, please accept my deepest condolences.

    Tony Pinto
    623-465-7794 Home
    602-559-8888 Mobile

  12. candle 2Dear Deborah, Sarah and I are so sorry for your loss. Dylan was a gentle, kind and creative soul. Your love for him and pride in his accomplishments was there for all to see; and I am sure it was a source of great joy to Dylan. May his memory be a blessing to you and to all who he touched in his life. Our prayers are with you.

  13. candle 7Deborah- I can’t imagine the grief and loss you are feeling. Dylan was an amazing son and your love and pride in him was always present. Sending prayers for God’s presence and peace to comfort and guide you. Love you!

  14. candle 1Deborah—My heart breaks for you and your family. I can’t imagine the pain you must be going from losing a wonderful son. I am glad we had the chance to meet Dylan and got to know him better through you. I know a big piece of your heart is gone and want you to know that we are here for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending you lots of love and hugs.

  15. candle 1Deborah: My heart is overwhelmed in learning of the loss of Dylan. My memories from seeing him over the years at the AAPA office are of a pleasant young man with such a nice and genuine smile. I know him through you when inquiring about how he was doing and what he was involved in – it seems Dylan was always working on a new project. Your pride in him and his life was justified and he always knew he was loved. Special caring thoughts are sent to you and his father, with love and prayers.

  16. Your precious Dylan has always had a place in my heart and always will. We love you all like family, even though we haven’t seen each other in many years. Hugs & kisses,
    Darah & Pete

  17. candle 7To Dylan and his family. My name is Dallas, and I worked with Dylan. We grow close, even though we worked remotely. We shared our stories together, he helped me edit my script, and I gave him notes on his comic. I was very impressed with the art he was making for it, and was so eager to see where it would go. I am deeply, deeply saddened to hear this news. Dylan was a great guy, and a good friend. Always listened, was open minded and open hearted. Even in the short time I knew him, I knew he was a good man, and a kind soul. My heart again goes out to his family and friends, godbless you all, and godspeed Dylan.

  18. candle 7Chris and Deborah, Marcia and I are truly saddened and shocked to hear of Dylan’s sudden passing. I don’t know what to say others than you are in our prayers.


  19. candle 4My heart is filled with such deep sorrow.
    Chris and Deb I can’t describe how much I feel for you
    Dylan was a reflection of you both in so many beautiful ways.
    Dylan you will forever live on in our hearts… rest easy beautiful soul ❤

  20. candle 1Dylan was an inspiration with his ambition and drive and dedication to the work he loved as well as his family. Thinking of all of his loved ones and sending healing prayers that will bring comfort and peace and blessings in his memory.

  21. candle 7Chris and Deborah, sending you both my deepest love and praise for raising such a great man. I have been working with Dylan for a little over a year now. We both started the same day and it was definitely comforting knowing that I had someone to rely on and get through the ups and downs of a new job with.

    Right of the bat, we grew close and started finding out that we had a lot in common from our love of dogs to practically being neighbors living in Torrance. It is very rare to find someone that is so eager to learn, someone so patient and someone unapologetically genuine.

    Dylan was one of a kind I always looked forward to hearing his opinions and perspective on things both work related and outside of work. He was truly a tactician when it came to getting things done, so much so that we had an ongoing joke where I would try to get him to admit he was a cyborg. I never got a chance to tell him but he always motivated me to just be – better.

    Dylan will be greatly missed and I am so so so grateful we were able to share many laughs and memories together.

  22. Our sympathies to Dylan´s family and friends on his loss and we pray for their comfort. Dylan was such a beautiful soul. I was privileged and blessed to have the opportunity to train with Dylan in Aikido and to get to know him as a person. Initially shy and hesitant, I saw Dylan develop in spirit, confidence, and skills, and being able to train with him brought me great joy. Throughout his journey, Dylan always had a beautiful smile and exhibited his kind nature. In his time at the dojo, he touched many of us and he will live on with us as we cherish the fond memories we have of him.

  23. candle 7To Dylan’s family, my heart goes out to you and my deepest condolences for the loss of Dylan, I worked with him for a little over a year and his attitude was always a highlight of my day, interacting with him was always a joy and he always asked the best questions, he was a brilliant young man with the ability to do anything he set his mind to and he will be greatly missed

  24. candle 3Thank you for providing Zoom service so I could attend virtually. I knew Dylan in his earlier life in Phoenix, AZ. Deborah and I were pregnant at the same time, and our babies played together early in their childhoods. That is the part of Dylan’s “dash” I will carry in my heart, that sweet, smart little blonde boy with such a big heart!

  25. candle 3Dylan, our baby cousin.

    We grew up together but apart.

    I heard stories about you via Granny Peg and Grandad Noel, saw pictures of you kept lovingly in cards sent from the big foreign land of America. I remember a coffee cup that lived in the cupboard of their kitchen which had a picture of you as a boy and Uncle Chris together printed on it. I was never allowed to use that cup, it was too special. You were so special to them and to us.

    Even though we didn’t meet in person many times, you were such a part of our family and so deeply adored by us all. So gentle and clever and charming. I wish we had more time.

    All our love Deb and Chris – with you in spirit xx Rose, Jo, Blair, Mabel and Ted.

  26. candle 3I joined the service from NZ this morning to farewell my beautiful cousin. Such a privilege to hear your stories of him and what a wonderful man he was. Thank you. I only met Dylan a few times, as a baby! (I was 8 or 9?) and then as young adults when he visited NZ. But we share a great and precious family bond. Here in NZ we love Dylan very much and are devastated he’s been taken from this life so soon. Sharing your stories of his life has helped to know him that bit better and feel that bit closer as we may have been if not robbed of future years. Much much love to you Uncle Chris, and to you Deborah. Sending big love and bear hugs to you my cousin on this next stage of your spiritual journey… I can feel your love shining back at us xx

  27. Dear sweet cousin,

    I will never forget the crazy road trip I had with my girlfriends through the States, arriving in Phoenix in the middle of the night and getting to visit my baby cousin (you were 8, I was 20)!
    You have always been such a special part of our family and while our times together were far too few, they were oh so precious, and always treasured.

    32 incredible years, lived and loved to the fullest.
    Your beautiful, creative spirit will forever be in our hearts Dylan – Rest in love xx

    Such a beautiful celebration of life this morning for a beautiful soul. Thank you so much for having us all with you from NZ. We are thinking of you so very much Chris and Deborah and sending you all our love.
    Erin, Tim, Maia and Ivy xx

  28. candle 3Hey Dylan- give heaven some he!!. Tell Reid hello from his family. Ask God to comfort your parents and loved ones. See you again one day my friend. Love The Krueger’s

  29. candle 1Deborah and Chris,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Dylan was an amazing man. I am so blessed to have known him. There are no words to express how sorry I am for yalls loss.

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