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HARRISON – Friends and family plan to gather at St. Gregory’s Church Wednesday evening to remember 13-year-old Mark Anthony Giordano, who died Sunday in an electric bicycle accident.

His wrestling coaches and teammates will honor their fallen comrade with a prayer service at 6 p.m. at the Catholic Church on Halstead Ave.

The teenager lost control of his electric bike on the roof of the fifth floor of a public parking garage, MTA police said. He was found on the ground floor next to the parking garage, police said.

“All are welcome to join in and reflect on the lives we have lost,” said an Instagram post from Harrison HS Wrestling, an account run by Harrison wrestling supporters.

According to Harrison HS Wrestling, wake and burial ceremonies will be announced as soon as they are available.

At around 5:47 p.m. on Sunday, Giordano and four other people were on the roof of the fifth floor of the Harrison public parking garage, an MTA police statement said. He lost control of his electric bike and landed on the ground floor.

Giordano wrestled for Harrison Central High School and qualified for the Section 1 tournament in the 215-pound class this season.

Doctors at White Plains Hospital pronounced Giordano dead. The other minors were not injured and a preliminary investigation revealed no criminal activity, according to MTA police.

Harrison school inspector honors teenager

Louis N. Wool, the Harrison School District superintendent, released a statement on the district’s website. He said Giordano “was loved by his teachers, coaches and friends. Our outstanding teachers, coaches and SROs immediately stepped in to support his family and our students.”

“In moments of extraordinary tragedy, I am always comforted by the generosity and love our community shows to those most in need and to each other,” Wool said.

The announcement for the prayer service read: “Grief never ends… But it changes. It is a transition, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness or lack of faith. It is the price of love.”

The Harrison HS Wrestling Facebook page paid tribute to Giordano.

“Mark was an incredible young man who accomplished so much in such a short period of time,” the post said. “His potential on the mat and the soccer field seemed limitless. But beyond his athletic ability, Mark was always kind, respectful, and a loving teammate, brother, and son. During this difficult time, we should keep Mark’s mother Michelle and sister Liza in our thoughts and prayers and offer them our support however we can.”

Michael P. McKinney contributed to this report.

Steve Lieberman covers government, breaking news, courts, police and investigations. You can reach him at [email protected] Twitter: @lohudlegal

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