Funeral for Wayne State University football player will be Friday

Published On: Jan 23 2013 08:00:32 AM EST

The funeral for a Wayne State University football player who died suddenly this week will be Friday.

Serxho Guraleci died Monday morning while at an off-campus workout facility in Macomb County.

He will be laid to rest at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Albanian Catholic Church in Rochester.

Visitation will be held at E.J. Mandziuk & Son funeral home on 18 Mile Road in Sterling Heights on Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

A cause of death has not yet been released.

About Guraleci

Guraleci, who completed his athletic eligibility last November, was a four-year (2009-12) defensive tackle for the Warriors who played in all 48 games during his career starting 25 times.

He was a 2012 All-GLIAC Second Team selection by the league's head coaches.

At last months WSU Football Banquet, Guraleci was presented the WSU Football Courtney "Cortez" Smith award, which is presented to the WSU football student-athlete who best exemplifies what Smith stood for.

He was still enrolled at WSU this semester completing degree requirements in kinesiology and secondary education.  He earned Wayne State Academic accolades four different semesters and GLIAC All-Academic Team recognition every year he could have been so honored.


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