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In Memoriam: Korbin Scott Kumnick

A memorial service for DVC student Korbin Scott Kumnick drew dozens of mourners earlier this month to Community Presbyterian Church in Danville.

Kumnick, 19, died on Feb. 25. After having mild seizures as a result of epilepsy, a condition he had developed a couple of years ago, said friend Spencer Clancy.

Kumnick’s family and friends attended the March 5 memorial services and gave speeches and shared memories about his life.

“The church was full,” said Spencer Clancy in an e-mail interview. “Korbin was the only person I know who could bring so many people under one roof.”

Kumnick’s older sister Jessica Toccoli said her brother confronted his epilepsy with optimism despite all of the struggles he faced.

“He touched the lives of everyone around him and directly or indirectly by his courage, contagious smile, humor and compassion for others,” Toccoli said in an e-mail interview.

Kumnick enjoyed playing soccer, lacrosse, and biking as well as spending time with his family, Spencer Clancy said.

He described his long-time friend as “the nicest and most good-hearted” person.

“You could know him for a week, a year, or your entire life and a part of him would rub off on you.”

Caitlin Clancy, who knew Kumnick for 10 years said in an e-mail interview that Kumnick was like a brother to her and although she has three brothers, “he was sometimes a better one than all of them combined.”

“He was the kindest person I’ve ever met in my life,” she said – “He loved everyone he met and never judged.”

Kumnick was born on Oct. 29, 1990 to parents Scott and Kim.

He grew up in Danville with his four siblings, Kohl, Kenna, Kylie, and Mason.

Kumnick graduated from San Ramon Valley High School in 2009 and was attending DVC’s San Ramon Campus at the time of his death.


Contact Yuno Imai at [email protected]

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