Richard Pusatere

$50,100 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 355 people in 38 months
aaron leslie
on behalf of Emily Pusatere
 VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
Chief Engineer Richard Pusatere (pronounced: puzz-uh-terry), is a Ships Officer on the SS El Faro.  Richard is a 2003 alumni of SUNY Maritime College ( www.sunymaritime.edu) and moved to Virginia Beach in 2007.  He is a proud husband, father, son and friend. The family has a strong support group and is thankful for the continued prayers of comfort and hope. 

“If you know Rich, you know there is hope.  We are not giving up”.  

*I understand there might be a concern about this account being fake.  I assure you this is not.  My name is Aaron and I live in Va Beach.  I was Pooch's (Rich) roommate for 3 years until he got married. 

We (friends of Emily and Rich) are raising money to help with financial struggles that can come with unfortunate situations like these.  Should anyone have doubts, please feel free to send me a message and I will respond. All funds will be directly deposited into a family account. 

On behalf of our friends and the family, we thank you for your support and the hand.

Dont Stop Believin!
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As some may know, the search for the El Faro is being suspended this evening. We believe in miracles and we believe in change. If we can make enough noise, those who have the ability to make a change, will listen. Crew members and the families deserve more than a week.
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Deborah Jacobson
38 months ago
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Richard is so strong please do mot give up he would not give up if it was one of us .richard is a fighter like his mother lillian any one that truly know them understands

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Sandy Zalud
38 months ago
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I can vouch for Aaron - this post is not fake. We are all sending prayers and hugs to Pooch, Emily and Josephine....

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Brianna Garcia Worrell
26 months ago

Never forgotten. #ElFaro33

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Laura Pullem
38 months ago

Our thoughts are with Rich's family and friends.

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Sheryl Gallagher Parker
38 months ago

My thoughts and prayers are with all of the families. I live in Chesapeake. The captain of the El Faro is my son's uncle. We have not given up hope as we know how resilient mariner's and their families are. God Bless!!

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Dorothea De Leo McLeod
38 months ago

Praying for them all. God bless....

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Maureen Mc
38 months ago

Our hearts and prayers are with you. The Budronis' Family. (Daniel Budronis class of 2004)

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$50,100 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 355 people in 38 months
Created October 6, 2015
aaron leslie
on behalf of Emily Pusatere
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Capt & Mrs Michael Kucharski
10 months ago

With Our deepest sympathy. As a wife (Schuyler '75) and mother (KP '11) of Merchant Mariners I feel your pain, and pray that God will bring you comfort

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Anonymous
24 months ago
RD
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Roger DeLoach
34 months ago

On behalf of Washington Maritime and the Annapolis Maritime Society.

Deborah Jacobson
38 months ago
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Richard is so strong please do mot give up he would not give up if it was one of us .richard is a fighter like his mother lillian any one that truly know them understands

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Sandy Zalud
38 months ago
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I can vouch for Aaron - this post is not fake. We are all sending prayers and hugs to Pooch, Emily and Josephine....

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Brianna Garcia Worrell
26 months ago

Never forgotten. #ElFaro33

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Laura Pullem
38 months ago

Our thoughts are with Rich's family and friends.

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Sheryl Gallagher Parker
38 months ago

My thoughts and prayers are with all of the families. I live in Chesapeake. The captain of the El Faro is my son's uncle. We have not given up hope as we know how resilient mariner's and their families are. God Bless!!

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Dorothea De Leo McLeod
38 months ago

Praying for them all. God bless....

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Maureen Mc
38 months ago

Our hearts and prayers are with you. The Budronis' Family. (Daniel Budronis class of 2004)

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