Tuesday, April 17, 2007

The parents and family members of G V Loganathan, one of the victims in the shootout at the Virginia University in the United States, are going to the university campus to attend and perform the last rites, one of the family members said। Loganathan, a native of Karatadipalayam in Gobichettipalayam in Erode district of Tamil Nadu, had expressed his wish that his body should be buried in Virginia itself, if something happened to him there, Palanivel, brother of Loganathan said. Though the ministry of Exernal Affairs expressed its willingness to bring the body to India, the parents, in order to fulfill their son's wish, wanted to go there, he said. Besides the parents, three brothers, their wives and Loganathan's father-in-law would go to Virginia as early as possible. Since the parents and two of the family members have no passports, Erode District Collector has been approached to provide necessary help for the onward journey, he said. अल of us in the local Washington area community mourn this loss, as well the the sudden loss of the 33 students who were killed in this merciless act by a crazy gunman. See the complete list of those who died at Virginia Tech here: Killed:<
_ Ross Abdallah Alameddine, 20, of Saugus, Mass., according to his mother, Lynnette Alameddine.
_ Christopher James Bishop, 35, according to Darmstadt University of Technology in Germany, where he helped run an exchange program.
_ Ryan Clark, 22, of Martinez, Ga., biology and English major, according to Columbia County Coroner Vernon Collins.
_ Jocelyn Couture-Nowak, a French instructor, according to her husband, Jerzy Nowak, the head of the horticulture department at Virginia Tech.
_ Daniel Perez Cueva, 21, killed in his French class, according to his mother, Betty Cueva, of Peru.
_ Kevin Granata, age unknown, engineering science and mechanics professor, according to Ishwar K. Puri, the head of the engineering science and mechanics department.
_ Caitlin Hammaren, 19, of Westtown, N.Y., a sophomore majoring in international studies and French, according to Minisink Valley, N.Y., school officials who spoke with Hammaren's family.
_ Jeremy Herbstritt, 27, of Bellefonte, Pa., according to Penn State University, his alma mater and his father's employer.
_ Emily Jane Hilscher, a 19-year-old freshman from Woodville, Va., according to Rappahannock County Administrator John W. McCarthy, a family friend.
_ Jarrett L. Lane, according to Riffe's Funeral Service Inc. in Narrows, Va.
_ Matthew J. La Porte, 20, a freshman from Dumont, N.J., according to Dumont Police Chief Brian Venezio.
_ Liviu Librescu, 76, engineering science and mathematics lecturer, according to Puri.
_ G.V. Loganathan, 51, civil and environmental engineering professor, according to his brother G.V. Palanivel.
_ Daniel O'Neil, 22, according to close friend Steve Craveiro and according to Eric Cardenas of Connecticut College, where O'Neil's father, Bill, is director of major gifts.
_ Juan Ramon Ortiz, a 26-year-old graduate student in engineering from Bayamon, Puerto Rico, according to his wife, Liselle Vega Cortes.
_ Mary Karen Read, 19, of Annandale, Va. according to her aunt, Karen Kuppinger, of Rochester, N.Y.
_ Reema J. Samaha, 18, a freshman from Centreville, Va., according to her family.

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