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Remembering Bernard Stapelfeld: A Tribute to the Life of a JMU Student

Bernard D. “Benny” Stapelfeld, 19, of Duncansville, died unexpectedly in Harrisonburg, Virginia. His adoring parents, Ben and Michelle Stapelfeld, welcomed him to life in Tampa, Florida.

His father and mother, Benjamin and Janet Stapelfeld, and stepmom, Katie, survive him, as do his sister, Corie, aunts Corie Wide and Erin Borzellino (Nick), brother Clarke Stapelfeld (Annie), and nephews Nina, Giorgio, Catherine, who was Emilia, Winston’s trust Frederick, and Linus.

After graduation from Hollidaysburg District High School in 2023, Benny entered James Madison University and was involved in the school’s Boarderline Club.

He enjoyed watching and playing baseball in his spare time. He liked songs and going to cinemas with his parents. Both the Cardinals of St. Louis and his many lifetime friends meant a lot to him.

All services are provided in a private setting for the ease of the family. A private memorial service will be aired live on the Internet at 8 p.m. on Thursday, the sixteenth of November 2023, via the web page In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hicks church, 1211 Second Ave., Duncansville, PA 16635.

How did Bernard Stapelfeld die?

Bernard Stapelfeld, a 19-year-old JMU student, was discovered dead in a dorm room at 2:30 a.m. on Thursday. However, the investigation into the incident is still ongoing, so the exact circumstances of how he perished and what triggered it remain unknown.

What was Bernard Stapelfeld’s Age?

Bernard Stapelfeld died at the age of 19 years.

What Happened to Bernard Stapelfeld?

Bernhard Stapelfeld, hailing from Duncansville, had his life cut short in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The deceased was discovered in his lodgings on campus before early on Thursday, according to Virginia State Police.