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Memorial Services for Virginia Tech Victims

32 Virginia Tech students and faculty lost their lives Monday morning.

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(BLACKSBURG, Va.) - The families of several victims have provided the following information regarding memorial services for their loved ones who were tragically killed Monday on the Virginia Tech campus.

We will add information to this page as it becomes available.

Brian Bluhm
Arrangements for Brian Bluhm's funeral are being made as follows.
Omps Funeral Home
Amherst Chapel
1600 Amherst Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Phone: (540) 662-6633
Service on Tuesday, April 24th, at 7:00 PM in Fellowship Bible Church
Memorial contributions to:
Brian Bluhm VT Civil Engineering Fellowship Fund
c/o Marathon Bank
4095 Valley Pike
Winchester, VA 22601
Condolences to Bluhm Family at

Ryan Clark
The family of Ryan Clark will hold a memorial service to honor his life on Saturday, at 4:00 PM at Lakeside High School in Evans, Georgia. The Virginia Tech community is invited to attend.

Ryan was a senior from Martinez, Georgia who served the university as a resident advisor and a member of the Marching Virginians. He was a double major in English and biology who planned to pursue a doctorate in psychology. Ryan touched many lives during his time at Virginia Tech.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to the Ryan Clark Memorial Fund, Georgia Bank and Trust, PO Box 15367, Augusta, GA 30919-5367.

Austin Michelle Cloyd

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, at 2:00 PM in the Blacksburg Baptist Church with Dr. Tommy McDearis officiating.

The family will receive friends starting at 11:00 AM Saturday at the church.

A separate memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church in Champaign, Ill., on her birthday, Tuesday, April 24th, at 7:00 PM, with visitation beginning at 5:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation in Austin’s memory to:

Appalachia Service Project Attn: Carolyn Bailey 4523 Bristol Highway Johnson City, TN, 37601

Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.

Kevin P. Granata

The family will have a private funeral service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to:

Kevin P. Granata Memorial Trust 1872 Pratt Drive Suite 1125 Blacksburg, VA 24060

Matthew Gregory Gwaltney

The family will receive friends at Thomas Dale High School on Sunday, April 22nd, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM.

The funeral service will be held at Southside Church of the Nazarene, 6851 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield, Va., on Monday, April 23rd at 11:00 AM followed by interment at Sunset Memorial Park in Chester, Va.

The funeral home is E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory In Colonial Heights, Va.

Emily Jane Hilscher

Emily's father asked that the following information be made public regarding a gathering for his daughter:

Saturday, April 21st, 2:00 PM Rappahannock County High School 12576 Lee Highway Washington, VA 22747

Also, donations in her name can be made to:

Rappahannock Animal Welfare League (RAWL) PO Box 396 Amissville, VA 20106 (540) 937-3283

Jarrett Lee Lane

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 21st, at 2:00 PM in the Narrows High School Auditorium with the Rev. Tim Cline and the Rev. Buddy Woodson officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Narrows.

Friends may call at Narrows High School Friday after 3 p.m. Flowers are welcome and two funds in honor of Jarrett have been established.

Please send contributions to either the Jarrett Lane Memorial Fund or the Jarrett Lane Scholarship Fund, at this address:

c/o Celco Federal Credit Union P.O. Box 361 Narrows, Virginia 24124

Arrangements by Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows. Online condolence messages can be sent to the family at

Matthew J. La Porte

Arrangements are as follows:

Family will receive friends and guests Sunday from 7:00-9:00 PM at the following:

French Funeral Home 161 Washington Ave. Dumont, NJ 07628 (201) 384-0013

Funeral Service will be 10:00 AM Monday at the following:

Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church 102 Park St. Haworth, NJ 07641 (201) 387-0080

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to:

Carson Long Institute for Matthew J. La Porte 200 N. Carlisle St. P O Box 98 New Bloomfield, PA 17068

Matthew J. La Porte Memorial Scholarship (checks should be made to Virginia Tech Foundation) Virginia Tech University Development 902 Prices Fork Rd. (0336) Blacksburg, VA 24061

A service in Blacksburg will be held next week for Cadet Matthew La Porte. Final arrangements for this service are not complete.

Henry Jake (Henh) Lee

The public visitation will be from 6:00 to 9:00 PM on Saturday at Oakey's North Chapel. All other ceremonies are private.

Daniel Patrick O’Neil

Candlelight Vigil: 7:00-11:00 PM, Saturday, April 21st, McColl YMW Field, on 26 Breakneck Road in Lincoln, RI.

“A Celebration of Daniel O’Neil’s life.” Some of Dan’s music will be played and an open mike will be available.

People are encouraged to bring flowers.

All flowers brought to the event will be dipped and woven into a wreath that will be woven into a memorial wreath that will be at the wake on Monday.

Visitation: Calling hours will be from 4:00 to 8:00 PM on Monday, April 23rd, at the Lincoln High School gymnasium, Lincoln, RI.

Funeral: The Mass will be at 10:00 AM Tuesday, April 24th, at St. Jude’s Church, Front Street in Lincoln. Burial will be private.

A scholarship fund is being set up. Details will follow tomorrow as friends and family are meeting tonight. The funeral home expects that information soon.

Minal Panchal

The Funeral Service will be conducted on Saturday, April 21st, at 1:00 PM at:

Donaldson Funeral Home and Crematory 1411 Annapolis Road Odenton, Maryland 21113 (410) 672-2200

Julia Pryde

Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 21st, from 7:00-9:00 PM at Pfleger’s Funeral Home, in Middletown, N.J.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to:

SEEDS 209 Main St. P.O. Box 824 Blacksburg, VA 24063

Letters of condolence may be e-mailed to

Mary K. Read

Tuesday, April 24th, Noon: Funeral at St. Mary of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church, 5222 Sideburn Road, Fairfax Station Virginia 22032, Phone: (703) 978-4141

In lieu of flowers, the family is suggesting donations to a memorial scholarship fund which will be established with the Virginia Tech Foundation.

Maxine Turner

Public viewing will take place on Thursday, April 26th and Friday, April 27th. Visitation will take place Thursday, April 26th from 7:00-9:00 PM at the Church of the Holy Comforter. The address is 543 Beulah Road, Vienna, Va. Services will take place Friday, April 27th at 11:00 AM at the same location.

Details of the viewing can be found on the funeral home's website under the obituary section (Money and King Funeral Home in Vienna, Va.;

Nicole White

Funeral Services for Nicole will be held on Wednesday, April 25th, at 11:00 AM at Nansemond River Baptist Church (2896 Bridge Road, Suffolk).

Visitation will be held on Monday, April 23rd, and Tuesday, April 24th, from 6:00-8:00 PM at Sturtevant Funeral Home (2690 Bridge Road, Suffolk (757) 483-4392.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any animal shelter of your choice or the Women's Resource Center, P. O. Box 477, Radford, VA 24143.

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Sister Barbara McEneany April 22, 2007 8:01 am (Pacific time)

You will all be remembered on our Dominican College of Blauvelt, N.Y. at our college's memorial service on Tuesday, April 24th at 2:15 P.M. With much love and a multitude of prayers Sr. Barbara and the Dominican College Community

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