Westchester Eighth-Grade Student Dies Suddenly In Fall From Parking Garage: 'Amazing Young Man'

A beloved middle school student from Westchester who had already met plenty of success as a wrestler is being remembered by his community following his sudden death. 

Eighth-grade student Mark Anthony Giordano of Harrison was killed in an incident on Sunday, June 9.

Eighth-grade student Mark Anthony Giordano of Harrison was killed in an incident on Sunday, June 9.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of GoFundMe "Support Mark Anthony's Family in Grief"

Mark Anthony Giordano, a 13-year-old eighth-grade student at Harrison's Louis M. Klein Middle School, was killed after falling from the parking garage on Sunday evening, June 9 next to the Harrison Metro-North train station, according to MTA officials and Harrison Central School District Superintendent Louis N. Wool. 

According to a Metro-North spokesperson, around 5:45 p.m. on Sunday, a group of five minors had been on the parking garage's fifth story. At this time, Giordano lost control of his electric-powered bicycle and was found on the ground next to the building. 

He was then taken to White Plains Hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival. The other children at the scene were not injured and no criminality is suspected in connection to the incident, the spokesperson added. 

Well-loved by his fellow students, coaches, and teachers, Giordano was a member of the Harrison Wrestling Team, where he wrestled varsity at 220 pounds.

Giordano met plenty of success with the team, becoming an All-League Wrestler and Sectional Championship Qualifier. He also was a successful football player.

"Most important, he was always respectful, polite, and a wonderful loving teammate, brother, and son," the team said in a statement on Monday, June 10, adding, "Mark was an amazing young man who accomplished so much in so little time."

Wool also put out a statement following Giordano's death: 

"Nothing is more difficult to fathom nor more tragic to experience than the loss of a child," Wool wrote in a message to district families, adding, "Mark was beloved by his teachers, coaches, and friends."

The district has since organized support systems for students, faculty, and staff affected by Giordano's death, Wool added. 

"If your child has been impacted by Mark's tragic death and needs support, please reach out to your principal," Wool wrote, continuing, "In moments of extraordinary tragedy, I am always comforted by the generosity and love our community shows to those most in need and one another." 

To support Giordano's family, a GoFundMe page has been set up to raise donations. The fundraiser had already collected over $32,000 as of Monday, June 10. 

Those interested in donating can do so by clicking here. 

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