In Memory of Aidan M. Inteso
It is with deep sadness that we announce the untimely passing of first-year student Aidan Inteso ’24.
Aidan Michael Inteso, 18, of Toms River, N.J., passed away suddenly from complications related to undiagnosed cardiomegaly at Einstein Medical Center, East Norriton, Pa.
Aidan was born and raised in Toms River, N.J., and graduated from Toms River East High School in 2020. Aidan was a first-year student at Ursinus College, where he was an Abele Scholar and a recipient of the Gateway Academic Scholarship. He was excited to begin his Ursinus College career and expressed an interest in working in our national parks. Because of his passion for data science and analytics, Aidan was exploring business and environmental studies at Ursinus.
During his high school hockey career Aidan was a four-year varsity defenseman, assistant captain as a junior, and captain as a senior. He was the 2018-19 “Warrior Award” recipient and the 2019-20 “Student Athlete” award recipient. He was a member of the TRE Lacrosse Team and helped coach the game to young kids including his brother Nathan. Aidan also played travel hockey with the Toms River Blackhawks for over 10 seasons. Always a leader, Aidan wore the “C” for many years, including his final seasons as a Midget Major.
Aidan enjoyed making his own “A-Bomb” brand hot sauce, watching F1 Racing, UFC Fights, the Giants, Devils, Yankees, and hosting endless sleepovers at his mom’s house with his “crew.” He enjoyed being outdoors and especially enjoyed surf fishing, hunting, canoeing, hiking at his stepmother’s family cabin in Pennsylvania, and playing disc golf. He watched countless sunsets with his mom in Island Heights. He learned to work on and modify cars with his Dad and Uncle Carm, and loved his recently purchased ’95 Mustang. Most importantly Aidan loved spending time with his family and all of his friends, especially his younger brother Nathan, who considered Aidan his best friend and mentor. Aidan loved not only playing Legos, Nerf guns, Pokemon cards, and so on with Nathan, but passing along his collections to him. Despite their almost 10-year age difference, they shared never ending discussions about rockets, space, airplanes, supercars, F1 racing, military history, etc, etc.
Aidan always helped out at the family business, Cherry Lane Child Care, and this past summer Aidan interned with Morgan Engineering in Island Heights, N.J. There he learned and performed civil engineering and surveying duties. Aidan was predeceased by his grandfathers, Carmine Inteso and John Revoir and his two uncles Dean Revoir and Christopher Revoir. Surviving are Aidan’s loving parents, his mother Cheri Revoir, his father and stepmother, Michael Inteso and April Shinn-Inteso, and his adoring little brother Nathan. Also surviving are his maternal grandmother Barbara Revoir and paternal grandmother Rosemarie Inteso, his maternal step grandparents, Kyaw and Natasha Shinn, his loving aunts and uncles, Carmine and Autumn Inteso, Alicia Cicio, Angela and Michael Santoro, David and Jennifer Revoir, Diana Revoir, his cousins, Johnny, Laureena, Samantha, Angelina, Thomas, Nicholas, Dylan, Tyler, Kitana, Cali, Carmine, Renee, Jordan, Christian, Serafina and Annie. Visitation will be held Sunday, September 20, 2020, from 1-4 p.m. at Huddy Park, 39 E. Water St., Toms River, N.J. 08753. Memorial service beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the same location. The family is requesting in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Aidan M. Inteso Memorial Scholarship. Scholarship details to be updated shortly.
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Aidan clearly had an impact on those who knew him. All that I’ve heard suggests that he had a good spirit and was someone of good character. He will forever be a part of the UC family. Once a Bear, always a Bear.
The first day of school Aidan and I spoke and he expressed how thrilled he was to be on campus, to begin his college career, and to work so closely with the Abele Scholars Program; his excitement was palpable. Aidan was destined to amazing things here, and I have no doubt that his spirit and energy will be felt throughout the entire campus community.
Aidan was the first student from my CIE section who said hi to me outside class, and it wasn’t just a nod in passing – he shouted “hi, Dr. Argondezzi!” across maybe 50 yards. At the beginning of an uncertain semester, with masks and physical distancing, I was so grateful for that enthusiastic and open greeting.
We are so grateful that Aidan was and will always be a part of our Ursinus family. During his time here as a first-year student, he made lots of friends across campus and helped all of the other first-year students in his hall bond and feel connected to one another. His passing has left our community broken-hearted. We all miss Aidan and will absolutely never forget him.
Wishing you peace and comfort during this heartbreaking time. From one Ursinus Mom to another please accept my deepest condolences. My son is an Abele Scholar as well and it is an honor to know that Aidan was apart of that group of special young men and women.
I am heartbroken for Aidan’s mother, father, extended family and friends and cannot imagine the grief and pain you are feeling from his passing. This was a beautiful tribute to memorialize Aidan’s spirit. I wish you strength and peace and will keep you in our prayers.
Mary Ann Cook
Our deepest condolences to Aiden’s family and the UC community.
My heartfelt prayers go out to Aidan’s family and friends. What a lovely written tribute to a young man who inspired many. My regret is that I didn’t have the opportunity to teach this bright light. God bless you Aidan as your light shines down on our campus.
Aidan was the best roommate I could have ever wished for. He was so kind and accepting, and I always thought we would become best friends through college. He brought our friend group together and helped me meet new people. We always talked about sports and fishing, and he always mentioned his friends back home. We got so excited for this upcoming football season and dressed up for our fantasy draft. I’m gonna miss playing Smash Bro’s and Forza with him. I’m gonna miss going to power yoga classes with him. I’m gonna miss going out on late night skating adventures around campus. We had thought of so many things to do together. We were looking at these telescopic fishing rods on Amazon that would be perfect to use on the creek and to store in our dorm. Most of all I’m going to miss his company. I’m sure all of us here at Ursinus feel the same. I may not have known him as long, but in such a short amount of time I feel we became super close. To me he was like a brother.
Jacob Harris ’24
God bless your family. I did not know Aidan personally but I am still praying for him and your family! You have all of Ursinus with you during this tragedy🙏❤️Prayers to you guys.
Aiden was always a kid who treated everyone with the utmost respect. Even behind a mask everything came with a smile and a thank you, and it was infectious. He was always a caring and compassionate kid who loved people. He was an integral part of connecting the freshmen in our hallway by just going around and being social. Aiden was a great kid who loved people and our hallway will truly miss him.
I met Aidan on the day he arrived on campus. He was so excited to be here and to get started at Ursinus. In talking with his friends and faculty this week, it is clear that he already had an impact here. Always a Bear, Aidan.
I just spoke with him on Friday afternoon about his career goals and potentially majoring in Environmental Studies to work in National Parks towards conservation. He was eager to learn more about conservation and apply his love of statistics to his studies. It was so encouraging to me to have such meaningful, forward-thinking conversations with a student so early in his first year.
Matthew Buccella, a senior at UC and Toms River resident, went to Cherry Lane as a kid. The Inteso family were always so kind and made his first experiences away from home a positive one. We are so sad to hear about Aidan and send our condolences to the family. Rest In Peace.
The Buccella Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
The DiMaria Family
Although we didn’t personally know Aidan, being from a neighboring town in NJ, we have heard wonderful things about him! We are thinking of all of his family & friends during this very difficult time.
The Cusick Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
The Hurley Family
Even though I never had the pleasure of meeting Aidan, he will be truly missed on campus. Sending my deepest condolences!
Layla M. Halterman
I never had the opportunity to meet Aidan, but am so moved by the tribute his too-short life is receiving. His having been a member of the Ursinus family for only weeks, this shared sense of loss is surely a testament to the joyful and loving nature of Aiden’s spirit, and the indelible imprint he left on everyone lucky enough to encounter him.
Our deepest condolences to Aidan’s family and friends. Our prayers are with you. The Poindexter Family