‘Lucky to be friends’

A recent alumna is remembered by her close friends and family.

Amy1_News_Courtesy_10.7Amelia Caglia, a 2014 Temple graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Tourism and Hospitality management, died Sept. 26 after being struck by an Inquirer and Daily News delivery truck on Interstate 476.

According to philly.com, Caglia, 22, was driving her car northbound in Plymouth Township when she made a U-turn, driving southbound in the center northbound lane and was hit head-on.

Caglia was described by friends and family as loving, honest and beautiful.

“We created such a great friendship. Literally every person that knew her loved her,” said Amber Curtis, one of Caglia’s best friends and a 2014 graduate. “She was fun.”

Caglia was very hard-working, but when she wasn’t spending time at multiple jobs or volunteering, she’d enjoy spending time with her friends watching television and playing with her new puppy Chase, named after Phillies second-baseman Chase Utley.

Curtis said one of her fondest memories with Caglia happened shortly before her passing. Returning to Philadelphia after moving to Florida for a new job, the two met up for drinks.

It was there that Caglia told Curtis “she wanted us to be best friends the rest of [our] lives.”

“We’re really lucky to be friends and have stayed friends,” Curtis said.

Amelia Caglia is survived by her father and mother, Dennis and Deborah [nee Robertson] Caglia and her brothers David and Bradley Caglia.

Patricia Madej can be reached at patricia.madej@temple.edu

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