EHS mourns loss of student

By on November 14, 2012

Services for Ephrata High School sophomore Alexander Nadal, who passed away Nov. 7, will be held at the Millersville Mennonite Church Nov. 17 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to view at the church Friday evening, Nov. 16, between 6 and 9 p.m. and also at the church Saturday between 9 and 11 a.m.

Ephrata High School Principal Joane Eby notified parents of District students Wednesday afternoon.

“It is with great sadness that we report the unexpected death of a 10th grade Ephrata High School student, who had been under ongoing medical care, today, Wednesday, November 7,” the notice read. Also included was information about grief counseling, which was made available to students at the high school in the days after the tragedy, and grief support materials, which could be accessed online.

“We know that many of the students closest to Alex were supported at home over the long weekend, and a few came in Monday for further support in handling the emotions that accompany a loss such as this,” said Assistant Superintendent Dr. Brian Troop. “Throughout the days and weeks ahead, staff members will be checking in with students who may need additional support in handling their grief.”

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Alexander W. Nadal, 16, of Akron, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 surrounded by his loving family at Pinnacle Health Hospital, Harrisburg, of natural causes.

Born Feb. 8, 1996 in Lancaster, he was the son of Eduardo Nadal Jr. and Rebecca L. Shaffer.

Alex was a sophomore at Ephrata High School. He was an avid Pittsburgh fan and enjoyed video games, talking to friends and had aspirations to be a motorcycle mechanic.

He will be lovingly missed by his mother: Rebecca L. Shaffer, wife of Cameron Klufkee, of Akron; his father: Eduardo Nadal Jr., fiancé of Irene Muniz, of Lancaster; six siblings: Tyler, Brianna, Mercedes, Jovan, Iliana and Pedro; maternal grandparents: Dudley and Linda Shaffer, of Akron; paternal grandparents: Eduardo and Maria Nadal, of Lancaster; two aunts: Patty Weaver, of Gordonville and Roselyn Berrios, of Lancaster; as well as Alex’s girlfriend: Tiffany Gengerich.

Private Interment will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Lancaster.

To submit an on-line condolence, visit: scheidfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Andrew T. Scheid Funeral Home, Millersville.

The Millersville Mennonite Church is located at 437 Manor Ave., Millersville. More NADAL, page A18

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