As the Keuka College community continues to mourn recent graduate Trevor Irby ’17, calling hours and a memorial service have been scheduled.
Calling hours are scheduled for 3-7 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 6-7, at the Covert Funeral Home, 7199 Main St. in Ovid.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 8, at the Romulus Central School Auditorium, 5705 Route 96 in Romulus. Keuka College Chaplain Eric Detar will be among those sharing thoughts and reflections at the service.
Trevor, a biology major, was one of three people killed when a gunman opened fire at a garlic festival in Gilroy, Calif., on Sunday, July 27—one of a series of recent mass shootings that have plagued the nation.
“Our hearts go out to Trevor’s family and loved ones,” Keuka College President Amy Storey said in a message to the College community immediately following the shooting. “We are shocked that this latest episode of senseless gun violence resulted in the loss of one of our recent graduates—graduates in whom we place so much hope because of their potential to create a brighter tomorrow.”
When the timing is appropriate, a vigil will be scheduled on campus so that those alumni, students, faculty, staff, and community members who knew Trevor—and who know Sarah Warner ’17 M’18, who was with Trevor at the festival but escaped injury—can join in fellowship and reflection. In the meantime, anyone wishing to reach out for comfort or support is encouraged to contact Chaplain Detar at (315) 279-5378.