Thiel freshman passes away

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The Thiel community is in mourning after learning of the sudden and unexpected passing of a freshman student during the weekend.

Louis Giuntini, 18, a native of Carnegie, Pa., passed away at his home on Saturday, Sept. 18. Giuntini was a defensive end on the Thiel football team and a history/secondary education major.

 “The passing of a young person like Louis who had such a promising future is a tragedy for his friends and family and the entire Thiel College community,” said Thiel College president Troy VanAken. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Louis’ parents and family during this difficult time.”

Members of the Student Life, Campus Ministry and Counseling Offices at Thiel are providing counseling and grief services for students and employees. A memorial service for Giuntini will be held on campus in early October.

An obituary for Giuntini, including visitation and funeral information, can be found at