UD mourning death of first-year student in Nashville

The University of Dayton and is grieving the loss of a first-year student and 2023 Centerville graduate who died on Friday.

Daryan Mostashfi died while in Nashville on Friday, according to a statement from UD. Mostashfi is the son of Kim Ritterhoff, a full-time faculty member and lecturer for health and sports science at the university.

The university informed the UD community of Mostashfi’s death on Sunday. It’s not clear how he died.

“We extend our deepest sympathy to the Mostashfi family on the loss of Daryan, and offer prayers of comfort and peace to their family, friends, fellow faculty, staff and our entire campus community,” read a statement from UD. “Campus ministers, counseling staff, the dean of students office and housing and residence life are available for any student, faculty or staff who may be deeply affected by this loss.”

Centerville schools spokeswoman Sarah Swan said the school district was informed of Mostashfi’s death over the weekend and has counselors available for students.

“Our thoughts are with Daryan’s family and friends during this difficult time,” Swan said.

A gathering of prayerful support took place Monday in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception.