Nick Pantalone Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Nick Pantalone Memorial Scholarship Fund honors Nicholas “Nick” Pantalone who was a brother, son, friend and Four Diamonds child. He passed away in 2013 from a 3 year battle with desmoplastic small round cell tumor, an extremely rare yet aggressive form of cancer that creates large masses in the abdomen that can spread to vital organs if gone undiagnosed. This disease is so rare that fewer than 200 cases have been reported and it has a 15% 5-year survival rate.
Nick possessed a love for life and was blessed with a heart of gold. For the 19 years that he lived on this earth, he touched the lives of many with his optimistic words, caring demeanor and encouraging spirit. Whether he was acting in school plays or working as a ride operator at Hersheypark, he was a role model and positive example for all who knew him. Though his battle with cancer was strenuous, he never complained; his grace and courage made him an inspiration to all who knew him.