Vice President Lombardi offers condolences on death of Antonio Tsialas '23

The campus community is invited to attend a service of remembrance for Antonio Tsialas on Tuesday, October 29, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the chapel of Anabel Taylor Hall. A reception will follow in the Founders Room located at 114 Anabel Taylor Hall.

Dear Cornellians,

I am deeply saddened to report that after an extensive search, law enforcement officials report that they have recovered the body of Cornell student Antonio Tsialas, who was reported missing by his parents Friday afternoon. Antonio was last seen late on Thursday evening. His body was recovered this evening inside the Fall Creek gorge. A full investigation of the circumstances of his death is underway; no foul play is suspected.

Antonio was an undeclared first-year student in the College of Arts & Sciences from Miami, FL. Described as a thoughtful and smart student, Antonio was outgoing in nature and was actively involved in the Cornell Mundial F.C. club soccer team. He had recently become a campus tour guide.

On behalf of the Cornell community, I offer our most sincere condolences to Antonio’s family and friends. Words cannot adequately convey our thoughts, so please join me in keeping them in our hearts as they struggle with this loss.

I encourage our community to lean on each other and to reach out for support as we all process Antonio’s death. Resources can be found at the bottom of this message. Additional information about community support opportunities will be provided as details are available.

Ryan Lombardi
Vice President for Student and Campus Life

Support services are available to all members of the Cornell community. Students may consult with counselors from Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) by calling 607-255-5155. Students may speak with a peer counselor by calling Empathy, Assistance and Referral Service (EARS) at 607-255-3277.

Employees may call the Faculty Staff Assistance Program at 607-255-2673. The Ithaca-based Crisisline is available at 607-272-1616. For additional resources, visit