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Memorial service for Virginia Tech President Emeritus Paul Torgersen set for Tuesday

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BLACKSBURG (WSLS 10) - Memorial service for Virginia Tech President Emeritus Paul Torgersen has been set for Tuesday. 

University officials announced the service will be held at noon on April 7 at Saint Mary's Catholic Church located at 1205 Old Mill Road in Blacksburg. 

The Rev. Scott West and the Rev. Samantha Torgersen McElwee will officiate. A reception will follow. 

Torgersen was Virginia Tech's president from 1994-2000 and a member of its faculty since 1967. He died on Sunday, March 29, at age 83.

Virginia Tech Emeritus Paul Torgersen passes away 

The Virginia flag outside the university's main administrative building, Burruss Hall, has been lowered to half-mast in memory of Torgersen. The university's governing Board of Visitors observed a moment of silence in his honor during its March 30 meeting