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Memorial service for Richard Modica '99, Nov. 17

A memorial service and Chapel stone dedication for Richard Modica '99 will take place at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17 in the University Chapel.

The service will include reflections by President Shirley M. Tilghman; David Grossman '98; Gregory Paulson '98; the Rev. Thomas Mullelly director of the Aquinas Institute; Robert Accordino '03; the Rev. Dr. Thomas Breidenthal, dean of religious life; and Professor John Gager, the William H. Danforth Professor of Religion. The service will feature performances by the Princeton Tigertones, the Princeton University Wind Ensemble, and the Princeton University Chapel Choir.

Modica starred in the production of "The Fantastiks" with the Princeton University Players, was founder and president of the Princeton University Wind Ensemble, and was music director of the Tigertones. He was a member of Princeton's Orange Key Guide Service, the Aquinas Institute, and the Princeton University Chapel Choir.

On March 22, 1997, the Tigertones were returning home from Spring Tour when the car in which Modica was traveling was hit by a drunk driver.

The engraved Chapel stone will be mounted on an interior wall of the Chapel. A reception at the Prospect House will follow the service.

Contact: Lauren Robinson-Brown (609) 258-3601

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