First-year’s unexpected death on University at Albany campus ruled accident

The Etownian May 13, 2013 0

On Saturday, May 11, first-year business major Jared Trotti passed away on the campus of the University at Albany, State University of New York. He was found dead by University Police in a visitor parking lot on Saturday morning. The cause of his death is undetermined, pending autopsy results. However, University at Albany Police Inspector Aran Mull released that criminal activity and suicide are off the table.

Trotti was from Oneonta, N.Y., and was a 2012 graduate from Oneonta High School.  During his time at Elizabethtown College, he played ultimate frisbee, baseball, lacrosse, flag football and dodge ball. He also participated in the College’s News Orleans service trip.

Trotti’s peer mentor, senior Megan Steber said, “He was a great asset to our peer group right from the beginning. Jared was always very sweet and polite […] and was very friendly to all of the other students in the group. I really enjoyed his jokes and he really knew how to make everyone smile—that is something I am sure that everyone will miss about Jared.”

The funeral service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 15 at the United Methodist Church, 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta. The College is sponsoring a bus, so that students, faculty and staff may attend the service. Those interested should contact Susan Lehman at 717-361-1196 to reserve a seat.

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