Family announces funeral arrangements for Alex Kogut


NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (WKTV) - Funeral services for Alexandra Kogut have been announced by her family.

According to a family spokesperson, calling hours for Alexandra Kogut will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home at 13 Oxford Road in New Hartford.

The funeral will be at Noon on Thursday at St. John the Evangelist Church, also in New Hartford.

The New Hartford Senior Center, which is housed at the church, will be closed Thursday due to the funeral.

Jones School in Utica, where Kogut's mother is employed, will close at 11 a.m. on Thursday.

The family also says an Alexandra Kogut Memorial Award will be established at the New Hartford School District. Donations can be sent to New Hartford Central School District, Attn: Kim Hibbard, 29 Oxford Rd., New Hartford, NY 13413.

Kogut is the victim killed Saturday morning at SUNY Brockport, allegedly murdered by her boyfriend, 21-year-old Clayton Whittemore.

Kogut, a 2012 graduate from New Hartford High School was a freshman at SUNY Brockport.

Many of Kogut's friends and community members alike wore purple Monday in her memory, which is also the color for domestic violence awareness. Purple balloons were released in her memory at New Hartford High School.

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