Dear RMU family:
I am sorry to have to tell you that RMU student Marco Giovengo passed away Friday evening in his apartment in Lexington Hall. Marco was a senior from McCandless majoring in sport management, and was looking forward to graduating with his class at commencement in May.
Marco lived with muscular dystrophy and other medical difficulties, but these physical limitations did not prevent him from being one of the most active members of the Robert Morris University community. Marco was a drummer in both the RMU marching band and the pep band. He was a member of the Homecoming court this past fall. And he was a beloved brother of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity.
Marco was an avid sports fan whose dream was to work for a professional sports franchise, and he had recently had job interviews with the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Washington Wild Things. He was planning to pursue his master’s degree next year at Robert Morris in instructional management and leadership.
I know this is a difficult time for the entire RMU family, many of whom were touched by the life of this special young man. Counselors are available for anyone who needs to talk about this. You can call the Center for Student Success at 412-397-4346 to speak to one of them.
Below are the details about visitation and Mass of Christian Burial.
Monday, March 19 - 6-9 p.m.
Tuesday, March 20 - 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.
T. B. Devlin Funeral Home
806 Perry Highway
Pittsburgh, PA 15229
Wednesday, March 21 - 9:30 a.m.
Sisters of the Holy Spirit Chapel
5246 Clarwin Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 1522
For more information on Marco's life and to send condolences via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
In lieu of flowers, Marco's family is requesting that contributions may be made to the Marco Giovengo Memorial Fund online or directed to the attention of Jennifer Crawford in the Office of Annual Giving at Robert Morris University.
Marco was a gift to all who knew him. He changed lives as a result of how he chose to live his own. Marco made the most of every moment, and he was an inspiration to so many. His spirit will be greatly missed, yet never forgotten. Please continue to keep Marco's friends and family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Gregory G. Dell'Omo, Ph.D.