James Rada Jr.
(3/20) Mount St. Mary’s University senior
Dustin Bauer died just after midnight on March 13 after he fell in his campus
apartment complex on March 9.
“We now believe that Dustin was needed for
a much greater reason, to be an angel. He was always an angel to my parents but
somehow I know that he was needed to help guide and look over so many others.
He truly was, is, and will remain the greatest angel in our lives,” Dustin’s
brother Dewitt wrote on a blog after his death.
Bauer fell over the railing in Apartment
Tower A about 1 a.m. on March 9, according to reports. Though alcohol may have
been involved, Mount Director of Communications Linda Sherman said that the
investigation is still ongoing.
Following his fall, a Maryland State
Police helicopter flew Bauer to R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in
Baltimore. Surgeons operated on his head injuries and placed him on life
Bauer’s funeral was on Monday, March 17 at
the Immaculate Conception Church in Towson. In lieu of flowers the family is
creating the Dustin Bauer Memorial Fund, PO Box 42654, Towson, MD 21284.
“The students are going on spring break
this week,” Sherman said. “I think the time off will help the students heal.”
Mount St. Mary’s is also planning a
memorial service for Dustin, tentatively scheduled for March 28.
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