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UPDATE 5/18: University Mourns FCRH Student


Patrick Rubin, a senior at Fordham College at Rose Hill, died on Friday, May 14 at Columbia University Medical Center from a sudden illness.

“The Fordham community is deeply saddened by Patrick’s death,” said Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of Fordham. “I cannot begin to fathom the grief his family, classmates and the faculty of Fordham College at Rose Hill must feel at his loss; a grief intensified, perhaps, in losing him at what would have been one of the milestones of Patrick’s young life. Today our hearts and prayers are with Patrick’s family, friends and loved ones.”

Patrick is survived by his parents, Lesli and Richard, and his brothers, T.J. and Christopher.

Additional counseling services may be obtained by calling Campus Ministry at (718) 817-4500 or Counseling and Psychological Services at (718) 817-3725. Students may also contact their resident assistant or resident director for assistance. Faculty and staff should call Christopher Rodgers, dean of students at Rose Hill, at (718) 817-4755.

All of the above can also be reached by Fordham’s Safety and Security Department, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at (718) 817-2222.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 21 at 10:30 a.m. at Temple Sholom, 594 N. Bridge St., Bridgewater, N.J. The Temple’s telephone number is 908-722-1339. (Please note that the Temple will be closed on Wednesday, May 19 and Thursday, May 20).  For more information, or to express your condolences, please visit

Fordham University will provide buses to the funeral service on Friday morning, May 21. Buses will board in front of McGinley Center at 8:15 a.m., depart promptly at 8:30 a.m., and should return by mid-afternoon. Anyone wishing to reserve a seat on the bus must email Campus Ministry at[email protected], no later than Thursday, May 20 at 9 a.m., with his or her name, email, status (staff or student) and cell phone number. Those wishing to attend the interment at Beth Israel Memorial Park in Woodbridge, N.J., following the funeral service, should make alternative arrangements.


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