Dean of Students Leonard Sancilio sent the following email to students on April 20:
It is with profound sadness that I inform you of the passing of one of our students, Jay Young Choi, of Johnson City, N.Y., this past Friday, April 15.
A graduate of Johnson City Sr. High School, Jay entered Geneseo in the fall of 2007 and was a philosophy major. To those who knew him, Jay was a talented athlete and musician, a disciplined student, a deep thinker and conversationalist, a loyal friend, and a "truly amazing person."
A representative of the college has spoken with Jay's family to convey our condolences. In keeping with his religious beliefs, services have already been completed.
We are family at Geneseo, and the loss of one affects us all. Now is the time to come together to support one another and those who cared for Jay.
Members of the College Counseling staff will be made available as needed to support the College community during this time of loss. Anyone who would like to speak individually with a counselor should contact Counseling Services at 585-245-5716.
Please join me in keeping Jay, his family, and his friends in your thoughts and prayers during this sorrowful time.