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Funeral held for Catholic Central Student who died in Sleep

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It was a very sad day for Catholic Central high school when student David Widzinski died in his sleep.

The mass was held in Widzinkski’s hometown in Michigan. Tears hit the floor and there was sadness all around when Widzinski entered the room.

“We have received bouquets of flowers form many different fellow Catholic schools…So many other schools have promised us their prayers and support. We are grateful to Borther Rice students who wore bule in solidarity with us on Tuesday. We are blessed to have such wonderful friends in so many different schools across the area,” says John Huber, Catholic Central high principal.

The Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office is still searching for the answers of Widzinski’s death. They took toxicology tests and estimate that it will take weeks to get the results.

A memorial scholarship is being established in Widzinski’s memory. Friends and family describe the Michigan native as a friendly, dedicated student who liked to laugh and connect with others.

Widzinski was one of two sophomores on the school’s football team. He led the team in tacles at Ford Field on November 26 for Catholic Central’s 36-21 loss to Cass Tech in the Division 1 title game.

Babara Widzinski, David’s mother, said he was not responding when she went to wake him up for school last Monday. The family and friends of Widzinski were so shocked when Widzinski died because he didn’t have any medical conditions.

This tragedy is the second one this year for Catholic Central. A trial is pending in the case of Tucker Cipriano, who was accused of killing is father and assaulting a brother of his mother. Another brother, Tanner Cipriano, also is on the Catholic Central football team.