Message of condolence on the death of graduate student Bobby Mozia

Dear Cornellians,

I write to express my deep sadness concerning the death of biomedical engineering graduate student Robert Ifeanyi Mozia, Saturday, Oct. 22, in Ithaca of natural causes. I am told that Bobby, age 24 from Hackensack, N.J., was an upbeat and much-loved presence on campus, and he will be missed. On behalf of the entire Cornell community, I offer heartfelt condolences to his family and many friends.

Plans for an appropriate commemoration will be made in the days to come in consultation with Bobby's family, which includes a brother and a cousin at Cornell. Please join me in taking a moment to acknowledge and remember a cherished member of our community.


David Skorton

Funeral Arrrangements

The funeral for Bobby Mozia will be Saturday, Oct. 29, in New Milford, N.J. A viewing will be held from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m., and a Funeral Mass is set for 12 noon at Ascension Parish, 256 Azalea Dr., New Milford, NJ 07692. Following Mass, there will be a drive in caravan to Maple Grove Cemetery, 535 Hudson St., South Hackensack, NJ 07692.


Support services are available to all members of the Cornell community. Students may consult with counselors from Gannett Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) by calling 607-255-5155. Students may also speak with a peer counselor by calling EARS at 255-3277. Employees may call the Faculty Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) at at 255-2673. An Ithaca-based CrisisLine is available at 272-1616. For additional resources, visit the Caring Community site.