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Recent alumna passes away

February 17th, 2011

John Carroll University lost a member of its community on Saturday, Feb. 12 when alumna Andrea Teodosio died after sustaining injuries from a skiing accident in West Virginia.

The 2010 JCU graduate received a degree from the Boler School of Business and was working as a research and strategy/development assistant at Hitchcock Fleming & Associates. While at JCU, Teodosio was actively involved in Generation Green and the Marketing Association.

Friends described her as a great friend, who was good-hearted and hard working.

“She was always the person you saw that lit up your day. She’d always be running to another activity, but stop to give you a hug and say, ‘hi,’” said Katie Manjerovic, a fellow member of the class of 2010.

Teodosio and Manjerovic were dorm room neighbors during their freshmen year.

“She was one of my first friends at John Carroll and introduced me to a lot people. She was that girl who knew everyone,” Manjerovic said.

Teodosio was also the first friend of another 2010 JCU alumna, Haley Petrucelli.

“She was my best friend,” said Petrucelli. “She had a million friends, but she was the first person I met at JCU. She introduced me to my boyfriend.”

A.J. Spalding, Petrucelli’s boyfriend and another 2010 JCU alumnus, said he and Teodosio were close friends.

“Andrea was a person everyone knew. I was laughing the other day because I don’t think there was a person who ever said a bad thing about her. Everyone says that after someone dies, but with Andrea it’s true. She was just a genuine person,” Spalding said.

According to friends, loving her family and helping others were top priorities for Teodosio.

“She lived her life with everyone else in mind. She put everyone before herself,” said Petrucelli.

According to Spalding, Teodosio used to visit an elderly neighbor daily to help her around the house, get her groceries or simply visit with her.

“Andrea was willing to help everyone,” said Spalding.

Calling hours for Teodosio took place on Wednesday, Feb. 16 and the funeral took place today Thursday, Feb. 17 at Holy Family Parish in Stow, Ohio.