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Funeral held Monday for Nazareth student found dead in hot tub

Updated: 06/09/2014 5:41 PM
Created: 06/09/2014 4:31 AM WHEC.com
By: Rebecca Fath

Funeral services were held Monday for the Nazareth College graduate student who was found unconscious in a hot tub.

There was a private service for Lisa Voltz at the Nazareth campus. The 25-year-old was discovered last week behind a home on South Plymouth Avenue. Police are calling her death an accidental drowning. Voltz was studying for her master’s in social work.

Friends wrote Lisa Voltz a letter to say their final goodbyes.

Virginia David, Nazareth College Social Work Department, said, “You had an extremely kind heart and your willingness to go out of your way to help others was admirable.”

The letter was read aloud at Voltz’s funeral Monday where Nazareth College Social Work Department Chair Virginia David spoke. David says Voltz was halfway through the graduate program. She was an aspiring mental health counselor, who thought and felt deeply.

David said, “There was a sense of wanting, not only to make a difference, but understanding the journey that people are on where there are challenges.  I think that she felt no person should have to do that journey alone.”

But Voltz’s journey was cut short when she was found unresponsive in a hot tub last week in a cooperative community where she lived. David says the funeral was both beautiful and emotional while she and many others still try to make sense out of this tragic death.

David said, “There's no question that she did live a life that mattered.”

The Rochester Police Department and the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office say the investigation is pending and they can’t release, at this time, any information about how she died.





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