September 26, 2016
Corey Losch, a Susquehanna University junior, died in an automobile accident Friday evening, Sept. 23.
Corey was born Sept. 2, 1995, and grew up not far from the Susquehanna campus. A graduate of Greenwood High School, at first he struggled to find a place in the university community. But beneath his quiet exterior was a young man of tremendous potential and a heart that never stopped giving.
Quiet and reserved, he found a home with the brothers of Phi Beta Sigma and the Enactus team.
Authentic, dedicated and humble, Corey valued authenticity in others.
His fraternity brothers remember him as an incredibly hard worker, who did not shy away from challenges; someone who helped to keep the peace and never complained.
Phi Beta Sigma President John C. (C.J.) Williams recalled something Corey recently posted to social media: "Every morning you have two choices: you can continue to sleep with your dreams or wake up and chase them."
Corey was a person who chased his dreams. At first a reluctant member of Enactus, he went on to become a team leader, speaking in front of large groups and playing a critical role in the chapter's success. His fraternity brothers said he had his own ideas about what Phi Beta Sigma should be and wasn't afraid to take the initiative to help make it happen. The chapter, they said, has never been stronger.
A disciplined person, Corey was committed to his studies and good health, maintaining a cross-fit regimen and a diet for which he planned and prepared for every Sunday night.
Barbara Martin, Corey's faculty advisor, said he always carried himself with quiet strength. He was disciplined, but not rigid; a student who believed that the more you planned and prepared, the more you could do and do well.
Although his voice wasn't the loudest, Corey was one of our community's shining stars. He was a good person with a big heart. Someone always there to offer a helping hand and to do the things many others would not. His light was reflected last night in the many students, faculty and staff who gathered together to grieve, to remember Corey and to support each other in sorrow.
We will move forward as a community made better by Corey's presence among us. Please keep Corey, his parents, Pamela and Jim Losch, his sister and brother, Morgan and Colby, and his many friends in your thoughts and prayers. Advice on dealing with grief can be found here.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the New Harvest Community Church, 527 Maple Ave., Millerstown. Visitation will also be held from 11 a.m. to noon on Thursday at which time a funeral service will be held.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the university's Enactus chapter or CrossFit's Murph Foundation. You may donate directly to the Murph Foundation by visiting murphfoundation.org, or leave/send donations to 836 Market St., Lemoyne, PA 17043, c/o Sarah Copley.
Information about a campus memorial service will be announced at a later date. Flags on campus will be at half-staff through the remainder of the week.
May God grant strength and comfort to all in Corey's circle of love and concern.
L. Jay Lemons