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Friends, Family Say Goodbye To Nicholas DePippo, 23 In Scarsdale

Hundreds made their way to Scarsdale to say their final goodbyes to Eastchester native Nick DePippo Photo Credit: Zak Failla
Former Eastchester high school football player Nicholas DePippo passed away in Manhattan Sunday Photo Credit: Facebook
A photo of 2010 Eastchester HS grad Nicholas DePippo during his varsity football playing days with the Eagles. Photo Credit: @EastchesterFB
Police patrolled the area surrounding the church to ensure that traffic flowed and it was safe for the countless mourners. Photo Credit: Zak Failla
The streets were lined bumper-to-bumper with people attending Eastchester native Nicholas DePippo's funeral. Photo Credit: Zak Failla
Eastchester police ensured the safety of all in attendance. Photo Credit: Zak Failla

SCARSDALE, N.Y. – Hundreds of friends, family members and former classmates flocked to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Scarsdale on Thursday to mourn the death and celebrate the life of Eastchester native Nicholas DePippo, who passed away in Manhattan earlier this week.

The church’s spacious parking lot was full, and the streets surrounding it were lined with dozens of cars as Eastchester police officers directed traffic and helped herd the crowd to the front door of the church, which was overflowing with guests.

DePippo, 23, was a varsity football player at Eastchester High School who graduated in 2010. He died in the wee hours on Sunday morning while attempting to climb onto a railing near the New York-Presbyterian Hospital. While climbing up, reportedly to get a better view of the rising sun, he fell several feet to his death on a concrete jogging path at approximately 6 a.m.

DePippo, who worked as a lifeguard at Lake Isle before becoming a full-time student at the University of Massachusetts and Widener, played wideout and defensive back for the Eastchester football team during his time at the high school.

Eastchester Superintendent of Schools Walter Moran, who served as the middle school principal while DePippo attended, said that "the entire Eastchester School District family is very saddened by the death. His family is in our thoughts and prayers during this painful time."

“Our family is in shock and deeply saddened to hear about the untimely death of Nick,” family friend Daniel Liebersohn said. “He was a great young man, part of an amazing family, and there is no way to put the loss into words.” 

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