On the evening of April 20, Warminster resident Brian Piscitelli was on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle heading through Bethlehem in the Lehigh Valley. He was en-route to meet his fiancee, Karen Emmons, in Quakertown to pick floral arrangements for their planned November wedding.
In an instant the lives of Piscitelli, Emmons and their 11-month-old son, Connor, changed forever.
Piscitelli was involved in a serious motorcycle accident. He was rushed to the hospital and fell into a coma.
After 11 weeks in the hospital and AristaCare in Plymouth Meeting, bouts of intense rehab with visible signs of progress; the 23-year-old died early last week at Montgomery Hospital in Norristown after going into cardiac arrest and suffering several seizures, according to information released to Patch by friends and family of the victim.
And now, a 21-year-old mother, infant son, friends and family are faced with the burden on burying Piscitelli, who was employed as an industrial operations manager for a Philadelphia security company.
On Piscitelli’s Facebook page, loved ones post their memories of the blue-eyed 23-year-old.
“After Brian's accident, when he was in the hospital and the acute facility when I visited, I would put my hand on his chest over his heart and repeat the following;
You are strong. You are healthy. You are willful. You are loved.
I'm looking at these words, repeating them to myself, for myself.
I'm typing them here today for everyone else as a reminder of who you are and what you mean to others and what others mean to you.”
- Peter Piscitelli, the father of victim.
“I love you baby... See you on the other side someday. Don't you worry about us. Connor and I will be okay. We will love you for forever. Everytime I look into our sons blue eyes, I will see a little piece of you. I love you...”
- Karen Emmons, Piscitelli’s bride-to-be.
Piscitelli was born in Langhorne before moving to northern Bucks County. He graduated from Quakertown High School and enjoyed paintball, target shooting and camping, according to his obituary.
Emmons, a graduate of William Tennent High School, and Piscitelli met through friends six years ago and were set to be married at the Warrington Country Club in November.
Donations to benefit Connor can be sent to Karen Emmons, 736 Michener Court, Warminster, PA 18974.