Ari Lappalainen Death, Obituary – With heavy hearts, we come together to share the somber news of the passing of Ari Lappalainen-Zhao ’21. It is with great sadness that we reflect on the loss of a young life that touched the hearts of many. Ari’s presence was felt in our cross country and track programs, where his dedication and spirit left an indelible mark.
During his time here, Ari’s passion for sports and his commitment to his teammates made him an integral part of our community. We remember the energy he brought to every practice, the camaraderie he fostered among his peers, and the resilience he displayed on and off the field. His legacy is not just in his athletic achievements, but also in the relationships he formed and the memories he created.
As we join hands to mourn this loss, our thoughts and heartfelt condolences extend to the Lappalainen-Zhao family. Your grief is shared by a community that cherishes Ari’s memory and mourns his absence. We stand with you during this difficult time, offering our support and solidarity.
In remembrance of Ari, a funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 26, at 11:00 am. Friends, family, and all those whose lives Ari touched are invited to gather at Cusimano Family Colonial Mortuary in Mountain View (96 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View, 94040) to celebrate his life and bid him farewell.
May Ari Lappalainen-Zhao find eternal rest in the embrace of the divine. As we say our goodbyes, let us remember the light he brought into our lives and the impact he had on our community. In our collective mourning, may we find solace and strength to navigate the days ahead.