Kevin White, who survived the bombing at the 2013 Boston Marathon, has died at the age of 37, the Worcester, Massachusetts, Telegram & Gazette reports.
According to his obituary, White “died unexpectedly in his residence in Bolton on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, after being stricken ill.”
White, who had worked with several financial private equity firms, had participated in the Boston Marathon twice and was training for a third attempt. He attended the 2013 marathon as a spectator and was standing close to the finish line when the bombs went off. He suffered two concussions and a perforated eardrum.
“With great faith, support and perseverance, Kevin endeavored to provide inspiration and encouragement to others impacted by injury on that solemn day,” his obituary says.
After the 2013 tragedy, White teamed up with the Greg Hill Foundation, which offers help to those affected by the bombing.
The Foundation posted their condolences to White on their Facebook page on Wednesday evening, writing that “Kevin has been a driving force on our Boston Marathon Team for the past 2 years with true commitment to giving back to others. His tireless effort in raising over $30,000 to support our mission of helping those touched by tragedy speaks to his character – a great friend, dedicated teammate and true supporter.”
The White family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Greg Hill Foundation in memory of Kevin P. White.
In addition to running, the Villanova and Vanderbilt alum was a fan of reading, learning, playing soccer and supporting Boston’s many sports teams. His brother Andrew also told the Telegram & Gazette that White was the owner of a particularly loyal cat named Noodle.
A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19, at Holy Trinity Parish-St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Bolton, Massachusetts.
This article originally appeared on People.com.
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