Bench Dedicated in Memory of Mark Dombroski


Mark Dombroski's family and friends gather for a memorial ceremony at Waldron Mercy Academy.

Family, friends, and former teachers gathered together to dedicate a bench in memory of Mark Dombroski, a member of the class of 2013. He tragically passed away last year while in Bermuda for a rugby tournament with his team from St. Joseph’s University.


“We’re incredibly touched that Mark’s classmates put together such a beautiful gesture in his memory,” said his mother Lisa Dombroski.


Mark’s classmates raised money to fund the purchasing and installation of the Buddy Bench, which is intended to be a place for children to go if they need someone to talk to or play with on the playground.


“We think it will impact children for years to come. It will carry Mark’s legacy of kindness forward if it helps a lonely child on the playground make a new friend,” explained Lisa.


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