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Tau Kappa Epsilon Member Jose Rivera (Kappa Kappa chapter) at Monmouth University was the driver in fatal crash

Police and prosecutor reports that an accident in the wee hours of February 3, 2018, claimed the life of Monmouth student Dane Fante.  Fante was a passenger in the Audi driven by Jose Rivera, a Monmouth Tau Kappa Epsilon member. Toxicology tests have been performed. Mr. Fante was pronounced dead upon arrival at a local hospital. Monmouth TKE advisor Christa Hogan did not respond to a voicemail asking for an interview. Administrator Mary Ann Nagy stated that she could not comment on an existing investigation.


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Obituary for Dane M. Fante

Dane M. Fante

Fante, Dane M. Suddenly on February 3, 2018. Of Moorestown, NJ. Age 20. Beloved son of Jeffrey and Christiana Fante (nee Barth). Loving brother of Gabrielle (Fiancé Dominic and his daughter Ariana) and Jesse Fante. Treasured longtime boyfriend of Tara. Cherished grandson of Nancy and Arthur Fante; and Joan and the late Wolf Barth. Adoring godfather and uncle of Blake. Dear nephew of Joel (Linda), Jon, Jenny (Marc), Julie (Bob), Karin (Dan) and Lisa. Dane will also be missed by his loving cousins Ryan, Alec, Olivia, Bella, Victoria, Jaxon, John Brandon, Faith, Shane, Jarrett, Terri, Aubrey and Barbara.

“Dane’s kind heart and sense of humor will be missed by everyone he knew. Fun loving and always a prankster, Dane was happiest hanging out with his family and friends or playing baseball. His yearly Ocean City vacation was a highlight of the year. Dane cared so deeply about everyone. He loved animals, sports. Always happy and smiling, Dane touched the lives of everyone that he met, and will forever be missed and loved unconditionally.”

Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation on Wednesday February 7th from 5-8 PM at the Bradley Funeral Home, Rt.73 and Evesham Rd., Marlton, NJ. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 12 Noon Thursday at Our Lady of Good Counsel, 42 W. Main St., Moorestown, NJ 08057. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Dane’s memory through In Memory Of for the benefit of the Burlington County Animal Shelter at



By Hank Nuwer

Journalist Hank Nuwer is the Alaska author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. In April of 2024, the Alaska Press Club awarded him first place in the Best Columnist division and Best Humorist, second place.

He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His current book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press. He is married to Malgorzata Wroblewska Nuwer of Warsaw, Poland and Fairbanks, Alaska. Nuwer is a former columnist for the Greenville (Ohio)Early Bird and former managing editor of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner in Alaska.
Nuwer was named the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists columnist of the year in 2021 for his “After Darke” column in the Early Bird. He also won third place for the column in 2022 from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He and his wife Gosia, recently of Union City, Ind., have owned 20 acres in Alaska for many years. “The move is a sort-of coming home for us,” said Nuwer. As a journalist, he’s written about the Alaskan Iditarod sled-dog race and other Alaska topics. Read his musings in his blog at Real Alaska Daily-- and in his weekly column "Far from Randolph" in the Winchester Star-Gazette of Randolph County, Indiana.

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