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University releases statement about late student

Potsdam, N.Y. -- Family and friends are remembering a Mendon man who died this weekend in a canoeing accident.

Andrew Primerano, 21, attended Clarkson University and majored in chemical engineering.
The university released a statement Monday.

From Clarkson University President Tony Collin:

We are deeply saddened to share with you that Andrew Primerano '15, a Chemical Engineering major from Honeoye Falls, NY and a member of the Robotics Team, passed away Saturday afternoon from a canoeing accident near his hometown.

Our condolences go out to all of his family, friends, faculty and classmates.

Counseling Center staff are available for anyone who wishes to express their grief. You may call Campus Safety and Security at 315-268-6666, and they will connect you to the Counseling staff.

Steve Newkofsky, Dean of Students, is coordinating outreach to the family and can be reached at

As soon as calling hours in his hometown are confirmed, we will share them with the campus community.

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