Dartmouth student Jack Duffy '21 dies at 20

by The Dartmouth Senior Staff | 5/15/19 3:08pm

Jack Duffy ’21, a Dartmouth student, died at his home in Horsham, PA on May 9. He was 20. 

Duffy began his education at Dartmouth in the fall of 2017 before taking time off to travel. He described himself on his personal website as an “entrepreneurial minded individual with a clear purpose: to serve, help, and empower others.” Duffy was withdrawn from the College after his passing.

Prior to enrolling at the College, Duffy graduated from Hatboro-Horsham High School as the president of the school’s National Honor Society and the vice president of his class.

“Our thoughts are with Jack’s family and friends as our community mourns the loss of this gifted young man,” college spokesperson Diana Lawrence wrote in an email statement.

A memorial service will be held for friends and family on May 30 at the Anton B. Urban Funeral Home in Ambler, PA.

Counseling services can be reached through the Counseling and Human Development office, the College chaplain’s office and the dean on call. 24/7 assistance can be reached by calling Safety and Security at (603) 646-4000.

A full obituary will be published in the near future. If you would like to share a memory, please email editor@thedartmouth.com. 

Correction appended (Oct. 16, 2019): This article has been edited to remove euphemisms for death as per The Dartmouth’s style guidelines.