LACKAWANNA, N.Y. (WIVB) - What should be a time of excitement and new beginnings turns to sadness and heartache as a Lackawanna family grieves the sudden loss of a promising high school senior. Seventeen-year-old Jeffrey Cintron died suddenly while on a senior class trip to Disney World.
Tuesday, grief counselors will be on hand as students return to class. At Lackawanna High School flags are flying at half staff.
Jeff's cousin Tony Darmstedter said, "There's no words to describe it, it's unfathomable, it's a shock."
Jeff Cintron was very close with his two brothers, Frank and Mark, as well as his cousin Tony. It's been a tough couple days since Jeffrey's mysterious death and the family is still shocked by what happened to an otherwise healthy looking young man.
Jeff's brother Frank Gable said, "They suspect it was Marfan's were still waiting on that... This is a disease that's not really diagnosed because there are typical things I am sure every one of us has gone through, growing pains when we were growing up and that's basically what Jeff had some of the signs the fingers toes, protruding spine."
Marfan's Syndrome is a genetic disorder of the connective tissue and those who suffer from it typically have longer limbs.
The wake for Jeff is from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Kaczor's Funeral Home in Lackawanna. The funeral will be held at 9:15 a.m. Thursday at OLV Basilica in Lackawanna.
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