Student Death: Devin Michael Lecomte

Posted on 9/2/2015 9:30:46 AM

Dear Colleagues,

I am saddened to inform you of the death of Devin Michael Lecomte, 19, a freshman fine arts/art education major from Ashville, Cambria County, on Tuesday, September 1.

Gibbons Funeral Home, 1688 Liberty Street, Ashville, is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m. Thursday, September 3. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 4, at St. Monica Catholic Church in Chest Springs.

The funeral home can be found on the web or reached at 814-944-7646 or by e-mail at

The death of someone you knew can evoke strong feelings. The best way to cope is to talk to your closest friends, family members, or trusted teachers. There are people among us who have experienced similar events, and they are often more than willing to help others going through difficult circumstances.

Students who would like to speak with a counselor should call 724-357-2621 or visit the Counseling Center in the Center for Health and Well-Being, Suites on Maple East. Walk-in hours at the Counseling Center are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Counselors will be available for crisis appointments and consultation and to offer guidance and support during difficult times. Members of the IUP Interfaith Council also are available to talk with those in need of support.

Michael A. Driscoll