Allegany, NY - Friends and family are remembering 19-year-old Matthew Dungan. Dungan, a sophomore business major at St. Bonaventure University, was found unresponsive inside an off-campus residence by students early Sunday morning. Dungan was transported to Olean General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
"He was very outgoing and always had a smile on his face," said Jeff Dungan, matthew's father. "He loved sports. Growing up he played hockey, baseball, soccer all those things. Matthew was also a huge Boston Red Sox fan."
Matthew was a native of Tonawanda and graduated from Kenmore West High School. His passion for sports carried through to college, where he played rugby for the university. His death has left family, friends, and the community heartbroken.
"He was the guy when things got a little tense, or when I got too serious, he would know how to lighten the mood," said SBU Head Rugby Coach Clarence Picard. "He'd crack a joke and it would really bring a smile to my face and his teammates' faces."
The university released a statement.
"Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of Matthew as we also focus on assisting Matthew's family and our students who are so terribly shaken by this."
The college has counselors on hand and their ministry center has been opened to help the students. There will also be a memorial service held Monday night on campus at 7pm. Calling hours for Matthew Dungan will be held Thursday and Friday at the Amigone Funeral Home on Sheridan Drive in Tonawanda from 2pm - 4pm and 7pm until 9pm. Matthew's funeral will be held at St. Andrew's Church on Sheridan Drive in Kenmore this Saturday at 10am.