Pittsburgh CBS affiliate KDKA is reporting that 25-year-old Nicholas Cumer graduated from Washington High School where his contributions were many.
He was also a rising star at St. Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania.
The university said in a statement over Instagram:
From Father Malachi, TOR: ”Nicholas Cumer was a graduate student in the Master of Cancer Care program and had completed his undergraduate work with us as an Exercise Physiology major. He had been in Dayton as part of his internship program with the Maple Tree Cancer Alliance.
Nicholas was dedicated to caring for others. He was recognized at the 2019 Community Engagement Awards among students who had completed 100+ hours of service. In addition he was a graduate assistant with the university marching band.
We join the nation in mourning Nicholas, along side all of the victims of this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with their family and friends during this most difficult time.
Nicholas was in Dayton on an internship program, for the Maple Tree Cancer Alliance when he was shot in the gunmen’s angry rampage Sunday.
The Maple Tree Cancer Alliance said in a statement on Instagram:
“Last night, three of our trainers were shot in the mass shooting in the Oregon District. While two are expected to make a full recovery, we are absolutely heart broken to report that the third, Nicholas Cumer, was killed in this senseless act of violence. Nick was one week away from completing his internship at Maple Tree, before graduating with his Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from St Francis University in Pennsylvania. Just last week, we offered him a full time position with us to run one of our new offices.
Nick is remembered for his hard work and dedication to Maple Tree. He loved his patients and served them well, with a loving and caring spirit. He continuously went above and beyond our expectations and worked with a high level of excellence. He was well liked and respected by everyone on our team, and we all will miss him very much.
Please join us in praying for the families who lost loved ones last night, as well as those who were injured. Jesus doesn’t promise us a world without troubles, but He does promise to be with us when troubles arise. We trust that even in the wake of great tragedy, He is working all things for the good. That is why we ask you to take a moment today to appreciate the gifts this life has to offer. Be present. Smile at a stranger. Do a random act of kindness. Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good (Romans 12:21). #DaytonStrong“
Nicholas Cumer is being remembered as a model student and human being. Those who knew him say he was dedicated to caring for others.
At Washington High School, his achievements were impressive but most of all, he is remembered as being a very nice kid.
Nicholas went on from High School to St. Francis University in Loretto where he studied cancer care.
He was getting his Master’s Degree and was interning in Dayton this summer. The life of this bright young man was tragically ended Saturday night when an angry gunman opened fire, killing him, nine others and injured many more.
Nicholas’ family released a statement saying:
“We are heartbroken by the loss of our Nicholas in this senseless act on August 4.”
And the president at St. Francis University said:
“Nicholas was dedicated to caring for others. He was recognized at the 2019 Community Engagement Awards among students who had completed 100+ hours of service.”
A Mass in his memory will be held at St. Francis University this week.