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Mass Scheduled to Celebrate the Life of Nick Cumer

August 5, 2019 Tags: Alumni , University News

Nick Cumer SFUTo honor the memory of SFU student Nicholas Cumer, the Saint Francis Community will gather on Tuesday August 6 at 7pm, for a mass at the Immaculate Conception Chapel on SFU Campus. 

Nick was tragically a victim of the mass shooting that occurred Sunday in Dayton, Ohio.

A graduate student in the Master of Cancer Care program at Saint Francis, Nick had recently completed his undergraduate work with us as an Exercise Physiology major. He had been in Dayton as part of his internship program with the Maple Tree Cancer Alliance.

"Nick was dedicated to caring for others," said Rev. Malachi Van Tassell, president of Saint Francis University. "He touched so many people during his time at Saint Francis. Our community will continue to pray for Nick's family and for the families of those who have tragically lost their lives to gun violence this weekend."

Nick was recognized at the 2019 Community Engagement Awards among students who had completed 100+ hours of service. In addition he was a graduate assistant with the University marching band.

In addition to attending the Mass on Tuesday at 7pm to celebrate Nick's life, we ask that those who knew Nick share their memories in the comments section of the Saint Francis University Facebook page. Together, as a community, we pray for Nick's family.

Counseling staff is available for community members. The Counseling Office may be reached at 814-472-3211.

Nick Cumer at Saint Francis University

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