Matthew "Mathman" Schmigel, 20, of Corfu, died Wednesday (Oct. 17, 2001) in Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, Vt., of injuries suffered in a weather-related school van accident near Clarkson University. The van was returning from a robotics meeting.
Schmigel, born in Batavia, was the son of Duane Schmigel and Dawn A. Doll, both of Corfu.
He was a 1999 honors graduate of Pembroke High School, where he was the class salutatorian, an Honor Society member and the winner of the Bausch & Lomb science award.
Schmigel was awarded the Youth Recognition Award from the City of Batavia Youth Board and the Genesee County Youth Board.
He had spent two summers, while in high school, at a Johns Hopkins University-sponsored academic program for gifted and talented students. He was enrolled in his third year at Clarkson University, where he was an electrical engineering major and also a Presidential Scholar. He was a member of the university's pep band for the ice hockey team and a member of FIRST Robotics Team.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Angela and Katie, both at home; and his grandparents, Frank and Audrey Doll and Merton and Shirley Schmigel, all of Corfu.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Marley Funeral Home, 135 Main St., Attica. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Corfu.