Victim: Elyse Jeanne Saraceni
Elyse Jeanne Saraceni, born June 1, 1968, was returning home after a four-month program of study in piano performance and composition at London's Royal Academy of Music. A skilled musician, artist, and actress, she was a piano performance major at Seton Hill College. Elyse was survived by her parents Dr. Gene and Iva, her older brother Christopher, and two sets of grandparents.
Elyse was awarded the Gabriel Burda Music Scholarship when she entered Seton Hill College in 1986. Her musical studies included thirteen years of piano as well as guitar, voice, and baritone horn. At Seton Hill she served as an accompanist for liturgies, recitals, and various choral groups. Her summer job in 1988 was with the Civic Light Orchestra of Pittsburgh. As a result of her work there, she was awarded a scholarship in November 1988 by the Civic Light Opera Guild. She was a multi-talented woman who also studied art and won many awards. In 1985, she was accepted into a special program at Bucknell where she studied etching. One of her works from the program was selected to hang in a yearlong exhibit in the office of the governor of Pennsylvania.
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