Sharon High School mourns death of student - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

Sharon High School mourns death of student

Posted: Updated:

SHARON, Pa - Sharon High School students and staff are mourning the death of a student who passed away unexpectedly at his home Tuesday night.

Robbie VanHorn was a senior at Sharon High School. He passed away at his home Tuesday evening from what police call accidental causes.

High school principal Mike Fitzgerald says the news of his passing came as a shock to everyone who knew him.

"He was well known within the building. I don't think there were too many people who did not know Robbie. He had a flair for life. He could make anyone smile anytime for any given reason he was an all around good kid one that will be missed by his peers, community and district as a family," Fitzgerald said.

He was active in the band and was a member of the swim team.

His swimming coach says Robbie was very driven and successful. "One of his goals this year was to try and do more events than he's ever done before, tryout the ones everyone dislikes and the last few meets he accomplished that goal," said coach Eric Wenger.

Sharon has had its share of tragedy this school year. Two students were killed a Sharon car crash last November. Few schools anywhere have had to deal with this much hardship.

"They'll ask the questions of the what and they whys, and those are the questions that are difficult to answer especially when you don't know them you continue to offer them support and let them know we're here to help them academically and personally that's the best thing we can do for them right now," said Fitzgerald.

Memorial contributions can be made to Remembering Robbie by visiting youcaring.com.

Funeral services for Robbie will be held on Saturday, February 22nd at J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral home in Sharon.

Robbie was 19.

  • More NewsMore>>

  • Trump decries monument removals, 'history ripped apart'

    Trump decries monument removals, 'history ripped apart'

    Thursday, August 17 2017 5:20 PM EDT2017-08-17 21:20:35 GMT
    President Donald Trump has abruptly dismantled two of his White House business councils-an apparent attempt to manage his increasing isolation and the continued fallout from his combative comments on racially...More >>
    President Donald Trump has abruptly dismantled two of his White House business councils-an apparent attempt to manage his increasing isolation and the continued fallout from his combative comments on racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.More >>
  • YSU plans to shuttle students to class during Zac Brown concert

    YSU plans to shuttle students to class during Zac Brown concert

    Thursday, August 17 2017 5:18 PM EDT2017-08-17 21:18:40 GMT

    Students starting Youngstown State University next week may face some challenges when it comes to parking their cars on the second day of classes. The Fall term of YSU begins Wednesday. The following day the Zac Brown Band is scheduled to perform at Stambaugh Auditorium in a concert that promoters expect will draw record crowds. The University says it has sent out a notification that most of the parking spaces on the west side of campus will be reserved for concert-goers that d...

    More >>

    Students starting Youngstown State University next week may face some challenges when it comes to parking their cars on the second day of classes. The Fall term of YSU begins Wednesday. The following day the Zac Brown Band is scheduled to perform at Stambaugh Auditorium in a concert that promoters expect will draw record crowds. The University says it has sent out a notification that most of the parking spaces on the west side of campus will be reserved for concert-goers that d...

    More >>
  • US college teams near Barcelona van attack

    US college teams near Barcelona van attack

    Thursday, August 17 2017 5:02 PM EDT2017-08-17 21:02:53 GMT
    Oregon State and Clemson men's basketball teams were at a hotel in Barcelona near where a van drove into pedestrians.More >>
    Oregon State and Clemson men's basketball teams were at a hotel in Barcelona near where a van drove into pedestrians.More >>
  • SpotlightSpotlightMore>>

  • Stuff the Bus!

    Stuff the Bus!

    Sunday, August 13 2017 7:52 PM EDT2017-08-13 23:52:49 GMT

    21 WFMJ, Great Clips, Cocca’s Pizza and Huntington Bank have teamed up with the United Way to “Stuff the Bus,” now through September 3rd.   

    More >>

    21 WFMJ, Great Clips, Cocca’s Pizza and Huntington Bank have teamed up with the United Way to “Stuff the Bus,” now through September 3rd.   

    More >>
  • Panerathon 2017 Team Peacock Registration

    Panerathon 2017 Team Peacock Registration

    Sunday, July 30 2017 8:13 PM EDT2017-07-31 00:13:49 GMT

    Join 21 WFMJ this year for Panerathon 2017!  We want to have the biggest team at Panerathon this year and we need your help. 

    More >>

    Join 21 WFMJ this year for Panerathon 2017!  We want to have the biggest team at Panerathon this year and we need your help. 

    More >>
  • Weather Pics

    Weather Pics

    Check out weather related pics from our viewers!  Please send your pics to weatherpics@wfmj.com.

    More >>

    Check out weather related pics from our viewers!  Please send your pics to weatherpics@wfmj.com.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms