Daniel H. Rigby was born on October 25, 1982 to Mary and Kevin Rigby. He grew up in River Edge, NJ with his two younger siblings, Patrick and Katie. After attending elementary and middle school in River Edge, Dan was admitted to Bergen Catholic High School. At B.C. Dan was the epitome of the well-rounded student. On top of being academically successful, he played three sports, was Captain of the Football team, led the mock trial team to win the NJ state championship, and was an active member of Student Government.
Dan was accepted to Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, and in a similar fashion to high school, he filled his spare time with a wide variety of activities. Dan signed up to play rugby on his first day away at college, and it was on that field he made some of his closest college friends.
He was a loyal and caring friend who would drop anything for someone who needed help. Dan spent numerous college breaks around the country donating his time and energy to Habitat for Humanity, a cause he truly believed in. Dan was a leader and an inspiration to his family and friends.
Dan’s life was tragically taken on October 17, 2004, in an off-campus house fire in Georgetown, Washington DC. He will always be remembered because he had such a positive effect on so many people in so little time.
He was Mr. Everything,… He was one of the most outgoing and charismatic kids most people know.
– Jay Tedino, Georgetown University ‘05
He was the most genuine, nicest, and above all, the most loyal kid all of us know… I know people say that when people die, but it actually applies. We’ve got a great group of friends here and he was one of the most standout guys.
— Tom McKiernan, Georgetown University ‘05