In Memory of Aaron Laciny
On June 19, 2017 Aaron Michael Laciny was struck by two vehicles while riding his bicycle just after 10:30 p.m. near the intersection of Charles Street and Charlesbrooke Avenue. He was transported to Greater Baltimore Medical Center where he latter passed.
Aaron was going to change the world. He was the Einstein of the 21st century, if not more. He officially never graduated high school, proceeded to go to BCCC where he maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout his whole associates degree where he had acclaimed numerous awards for his stellar performance in the math and sciences. Though he had just dipped his foot in the pool, he wanted to take it to the olympics. He scored a paid internship at Johns Hopkins where he would do research on numerous technological devices that unfortunately I wont be able to see, at least innovated by him.
He wasn't just a mad scientist that just happened to look like Rick from Rick and Morty, he was my brother, the man I built lego forts with, swam in races together, dreamed about going camping in every possible place we could think of, the one that inspired me to keep pushing regardless of how poorly I performed in high school. He made what everyone believed to be impossible, possible. Aaron was the definition of a renaissance man, having a foot in every single pool of knowledge.
A pure prodigy in the natural works, though he truly was never able to spread his wings due to a horrific crash involving 2 cars on North Charles St near Towson. The car that had made first contact to his bike failed to stop at the scene, though the second car had stopped with all intent to help, which I am truly thankful for. But the fact that my brother was involved in a hit and run tears my heart to pieces. My brother didn't deserve to be left in the dirt like he was road kill. Mankind continues to prove itself unworthy of many things, but men like Aaron overweight these horrid excuses of human beings.
Aaron has left a legacy in Baltimore, he had inspired numerous students to push themselves more than they ever had, he would tutor students for free and out of pure love for helping others. He was going to change this world, it saddens me to think he will never be able to fly again. 6-19-17 RIP, Aaron Michael Laciny.
— Asher A. Laciny
The Laciny Family has asked that in lieu of flowers donations be made in Aaron's name to Bikemore. We are humbled by their generosity during this time of intense sadness. Your donation will support our efforts to make Baltimore a safer place to ride a bike.
"He was fantastic to work with. He was extremely inquisitive and self-motivated," Assistant Professor Susanna Thon said Tuesday of Aaron Laciny, 20, who had been working in her Whiting School of Engineering lab. "He was one of the best undergrads I've ever mentored."
Laciny, a recent graduate of Baltimore City Community College, joined Thon's NanoEnergy Laboratory last month as part of the Johns Hopkins Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics' Research Experience for Undergraduates program. He was working on a project to design and build new materials for inexpensive solar cells and optical sensors.
Laciny had earned an associate's degree at BCCC, where he received an award for research on the medicinal properties of henna. He also analyzed data on lead levels in the contaminated water system in Flint, Michigan, and participated in cancer research, according to a BCCC news release.
"He loved the outdoors and wanted to take us all out on a hike," Thon said. The news Tuesday morning of his death was shocking and deeply sad, she said. "It was horrible for all of us."
— Dennis O'Shea, Johns Hopkins University HUB
A reward is being offered by Baltimore County Police for information about the driver who fled the scene and is responsible for Aaron's death. http://metrocrimestoppers.org/baltimore-county-police-search-for-more-information-in-deadly-hit-run/