Paul James Balmediano, 21, passed away on Monday, May 2. He was a senior mechanical engineering major from Beaufort, South Carolina.
“We were shocked to learn of James’ passing,” said Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Dr. L. Christopher Miller. “He was a joy to all those who knew him. The Clemson community sends thoughts and prayers to his family and friends as they grieve this tragic loss.”
The family will receive friends on Monday, May 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home, 611 Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, May 10, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church on Lady’s Island.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is providing grief counseling to students. Any student who wants to speak to a counselor should contact CAPS at 864-656-2451. Counseling services are also available to faculty and staff through Deer Oaks, the University’s Employee Assistance Programprovider, at 866-327-2400.