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Jeff Dupuis

ESF Student Dies on Mount Ranier


photo of Jeff Dupuis"It is with great sadness that I inform the ESF community of the loss of our student, Jeff Dupuis, in a climbing accident on Mt. Rainier last Thursday.  Jeff and another climber were on descent from the summit when they slid down a steep slope and perished (details at www.seattletimes.com). Jeff was a junior in Environmental Studies, and newly-elected president of the Bob Marshall Club.  His home address: 2886 Downing St., Big Flats, NY 14814.

"A memorial service will be held for Jeff Dupuis on the ESF campus in Syracuse in September, once his fellow students have returned for classes. Date and time will be announced."
James M. Heffernan / ESF Vice President of Student Affairs

Calling Hours and Service in Corning, NY, June 11 & 12
Reprinted from the Corning Leader:

ASHFORD, WASH. | Jeffrey A. Dupuis, 21, of Big Flats, N.Y., died earlier this week while attempting to scale Mount Rainier.

He was a student at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse University.

Survivors include his parents Alfred and Diane Dupuis of Big Flats, N.Y.; a sister, Kristen Dupuis of Big Flats, N.Y.; a brother, Matthew C. Dupuis of Big Flats, N.Y.; maternal grandparents, Francis and Mary Van Valkenburg of Ocala, Fla.; paternal grandmother, Margaret Dupuis of Syracuse, N.Y.

Calling hours are 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Phillips Funeral Home, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, N.Y.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 222 Dodge Ave., Corning, N.Y.