VPCH Collection For Markus Austin

$22,630 of $25k goal

Raised by 389 people in 2 months
Melissa Jean Andersen
on behalf of Caryn Pletzer
 BARRE, VT

Today we lost a one of the kindest individuals many of us had ever had the pleasure of knowing. Markus Austin was killed in the early morning hours of Sunday, January 22nd. Many of us just having said goodbye to him at the end of his shift a few hours prior. All of us at Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital are heartbroken. Markus was was a caring and dedicated Mental health Specialist, and his absence will felt heavily by everyone. Our hearts are even heavier still for Markus' family. Apart from being a dedicated coworker, he was more importantly a dedicated father. He talked about his son often, and with pride. That is why we are here. The VPCH family wants to give what we can to help his girlfriend Caryn and their son in this tragic time. We are all so deeply shocked and saddened by this loss, and can't imagine what they are going through. Because Markus was part of us, they are too. Anything you can give is more than appreciated. Thank you.

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Kay MA
2 months ago

Hi, Caryn. I worked with Markus and world is lesser place without him. Hope you find strength for you and your son. Hope he grows up knowing his father is loved by many and was a good man. You'll be in my prayers.

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Casandra May McCuen
2 months ago

Sorry for your loss!!

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Priscilla Varela
2 months ago

My thoughts and prayers go out to Dev and his family. May you find strength and support through this difficult time ❤

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$22,630 of $25k goal

Raised by 389 people in 2 months
Created January 22, 2017
Melissa Jean Andersen  
on behalf of Caryn Pletzer
AK
$20
Anne-Marie Keppel
19 days ago
$50
Anonymous
27 days ago
SH
$50
Susan Hoyt
1 month ago
KH
$10
Karen Heath
1 month ago
JS
$50
Jean Stetter
1 month ago

One of the gifts of this life was knowing Markus. I worked with him at an elementary school for almost 2 years and loved seeing him play with Marquis on that same playground. He earned the respect & admiration of all students and adults. Most of all, his love for his family shown through in all he did.

AA
$100
Anonymous Anonymous
1 month ago
MD
$25
Myra Davis
1 month ago
$50
Anonymous
1 month ago
$30
Anonymous
1 month ago
YB
$10
Yvonne Baab
1 month ago

My heart goes out to you and your son. I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

Kay MA
2 months ago

Hi, Caryn. I worked with Markus and world is lesser place without him. Hope you find strength for you and your son. Hope he grows up knowing his father is loved by many and was a good man. You'll be in my prayers.

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Casandra May McCuen
2 months ago

Sorry for your loss!!

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Priscilla Varela
2 months ago

My thoughts and prayers go out to Dev and his family. May you find strength and support through this difficult time ❤

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