Weinberg junior Matthew Gerdisch dies as a result of health condition

Troy Closson, Editor in Chief

Weinberg junior Matthew Gerdisch died Saturday morning as a result of a medical condition, according to a Tuesday email from Dean of Students Todd Adams sent out to the Northwestern community.

According to Adams’ email, Gerdisch was from Zionsville, Indiana. On campus, he had been a member of the Northwestern Taekwondo club and WNUR’s Streetbeat. The physics and history major was a participant in the National Student Leadership Conference both as a student and later as a group leader, the email said.

His father Marc Gerdisch called him an “energetic, kind, bright and clever young man” in Adams’ email.

“He knew his most important work in life was to bring others comfort and strength,” his father said in the email. “His joy of being a Wildcat was unflagging, and Matthew cherished all the students, teachers, and staff that he counted among his so many friends.”

Gerdisch’s family is in the process of planning a memorial service in their hometown on Saturday, the email said.

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