|Birth: ||Nov. 6, 1979|
|Death: ||Apr. 16, 2007|
Jeremy was a victim of the Virginia Tech shootings. He had two undergraduate degrees from Penn State, one in biochemistry and molecular biology from 2003, and another in civil engineering from 2006. He grew up on a small farm in the central Pennsylvania borough of Bellefonte, where his father, Michael, raised steer and sheep. His career goal was to be a civil engineer.
Herbstritt, 27, was from Bellefonte , Pa. , according to Penn State University , his alma mater and his father's employer. He had two undergraduate degrees from there, one in molecular biology and biochemistry and the other in civil engineering, according to The New York Times.
A 1998 graduate of Bellefonte Area High School in Pennsylvania and a Penn State graduate, Herbstritt was a Virginia Tech graduate student studying civil engineering.
He loved to run and was the kind of person who went out of his way to make others feel comfortable, the Times reported.
"His smile is half his face," family friend Pam Vaiana, the principal of Herbstritt's Catholic grammar school, told the Times.
He was the oldest in a family of four children — two boys and two girls — and was raised on a farm in western Pennsylvania , the paper reported. He was known for being happy and outgoing and was a track-and-field and cross-country running star.
Several former coaches said he wanted to compete in marathons for the rest of his life and had already run in three.
His parents — who were planning to visit their oldest son at college on the way back from watching his sister run the Boston Marathon, according to the Times — released this statement to the press: "Thoughts and prayers for the Herbstritt family are encouraged and deeply appreciated. The family also extends their deepest sympathies to the families of the other victims of this tragedy. The family's prayers are with them all."
Note: There is an existing memorial (#18986541) but I was unable to add a photo of the headstone to it.
Saint Johns Cemetery
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Record added: Apr 17, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18986541