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Seth L. Karon ’01

Seth L. Karon ’01 died in his hometown of Plymouth, Minnesota, last Wednesday in a suicide. He was 21 years old.

Karon, who had a longstanding battle with depression, had been on a formal leave of absence from the Institute since August, said Dean of Students Robert M. Randolph.

He majored in Chemistry and was a member of Tau Epsilon Pi. In addition, he was a gifted photographer and writer.

Funeral and prayer services for Karon were held on Friday and Saturday in his hometown. The Chemistry Department is working to arrange a department-wide gathering to pay tribute to him.

Karon is survived by his parents, Robert and Stephanie, and a brother, Jason.