Wednesday, September 24, 2008

19-year-old Student killed on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway

Paul Fortini, a 19-year-old CAS sophomore from Doxbury, Mass., was killed in Brooklyn late Friday after a night out with friends. He was hit by two cars while he walked along the side of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in Williamsburg, according to his parents and published reports. But yesterday, as his friends mourned and remembered his life, they mostly recalled a selfless, dedicated friend, who checked in on them nightly and was there when they were lonely, or in trouble, or just needed to talk.
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Fortinis parents, Kathy and Kew Fortini, flew to New York from Boston after learning that their son was missing. Members of his fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon, spent much of Friday evening and early Saturday morning searching for him before learning he had been killed.
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Fortini joined the fraternity last spring, where he quickly became a model member.

It was guys like Paul that reminded you why you joined the frat, said Josh Terrill, the Sigma Phi Epsilon chapter adviser, who graduated in May.

Sigma Phi Epsilon president and Steinhardt senior Eric Lum said Fortini embodied the fraternitys philosophy.

We usually refer to that prototypical, all-around great guy as a stud, he said. Paul was definitely a stud.

But most of all, he was remembered as a man of many friends.
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