West Virginia University issued the following statement Monday (April 9) on the death during the weekend of student Brian Weithenauer:

“The West Virginia University family is very saddened by the loss of one of our students, 19-year-old Brian Weithenauer from Toms River, N.J., Sunday morning (April 8). From all accounts, Brian was a bright student (pre-B&E), a member of a fraternity (FIJI) and a popular young man in the prime of his life. A member of our Student Affairs staff has been in touch with his parents, and our Carruth Center has also been to the fraternity house to offer grief counseling – and will continue to offer counseling to his many friends as the days go by.

“Truly, this is a sad situation – a tragedy to lose someone so young. Our hearts and prayers go out to the Weithenauer family and Brian’s many friends. A campus bell ringing is planned in the near future, and transportation will be provided to and from the funeral services in New Jersey.”

-Becky Lofstead
Assistant Vice President
University Communications

Note: Funeral arrangements are being handled by:
Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home
703 Main Street
Toms River, NJ 08753

Viewings are set for:
Thursday, April 12, 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.

Service: 10 a.m. Friday, April 13th.



CONTACT: University Relations/News

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