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Longtime Favorite Fordham Employee Suffers Heart Attack, Dies at 87

[updated Tues., June 29 at 2:54 p.m.]

Nadine DeNinno and Christina Frasca, News Co-Editors, with additional reporting by Liz Bowen, Editor-in-Chief
Luz Garay, a longtime member of the Fordham community and Sodexo employee at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC), passed away on June 29, four days after she suffered a heart attack on the 12th floor of the Leon Lowenstein building.
Garay, known to students as Luz, was working on the 12th floor on June 25 when she collapsed suddenly, according to Regina Stephenson, director of operations for FCLC food services. Garay was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital on 114th Street, where she remained until her death.
Garay, 87, was approaching her 30th anniversary as a Sodexo employee at FCLC this July.

Students are invited to pay their respects at Garay’s memorial service, which will be held at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle on Saturday, July 3 (time TBA). Assistant dean of academic advising at FCLC, Rev. Vincent DeCola, S.J., will perform the service in her memory. In addition, a wake will be held at R.G. Ortiz Funeral Home (235 W. 72nd St.) on July 1 and 2, with viewing hours from 3-6 p.m. Further details regarding date and time are forthcoming; check back for updates.

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  1. Shaughnessy
    June 29, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    RIP Luz! You were the one good thing about the cafe. 😦

  2. B
    June 30, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    RIP Luz 😦

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