The visitation for Caitlin Hamill, senior Elon student who died Jan. 5, will be at the Ruck Funeral Home, 1050 York Rd., Towson, MD (410) 823-1700 on Wednesday/10th 3-5pm and 7-9pm. A memorial service for Caitlin will be held at the Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD (410) 435-7333 on Thursday/11th at 11 am. A reception will follow the service at the home of the Hamill’s, 512 Club Lane, Baltimore, MD immediately following the service.
A group of Elon faculty, staff and students will travel from Elon to Baltimore on Wednesday to attend the visitation, memorial service and reception. The group will depart from the Boney Fountain (east side of Moseley Center) at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, and return after the reception on Thursday, arriving back in Elon around 9:00 p.m. If you are yet to express your interest and do want to travel with this group, contact Jana Lynn Patterson in the Office of Student Development (Moseley 206) at 336.278.7200, or email her at email@example.com).
Caitlin passed away in an extended health care facility due to heart failure. She had a history of medical problems and had been on medical leave from Elon since late in the fall semester. She was a senior Psychology major who excelled academically, and was recognized on the President’s or Dean’s list five times. She volunteered for the CrossRoads crisis hotline all four years she was at Elon.
Since many of Caitlin’s friends and professors are studying abroad or otherwise not on campus Winter Term, a “Gathering of Friends” will be held on the Elon campus at the start of the spring semester for all who wish to share their feelings of loss and reflect on their memories of Caitlin.
Caitlin”s parents have requested that, in lieu of flowers,
donations be made to CrossRoads Sexual Assault Response & Resource
Center, P.O. Box 673, Burlington, NC 27216 (or electronically at
The family welcomes cards at the following address: Mr. and Mrs. John
Hamill, 512 Club Lane, Baltimore, Maryland 21286.
The loss of a classmate and friend is disconcerting. Those who knew Caitlin may wish to speak with their minister or speak with a counselor. Also, do not hesitate to contact the Chaplain’s Office at 278-7729, Counseling Services at 278-7280 or the Office of Student Development at 278-7200.