Dave Waxman Memorial Fund

$16,309 of $500 goal

Raised by 125 people in 41 months
Brian Keifer
on behalf of Kate Waxman Szymanski
Dave's family has asked that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to a college fund for his two children.  All proceeds from this campaign will become a part of that fund.


David Ian Waxman (Dave, 36), of Flemington, NJ, passed away Monday, November 30, 2015 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Somerville. Born on February 15, 1979 in Kendall Park, NJ, Dave graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a BA in Communication in 2002. He joined Spherion Corporation in 2006, growing to a Business Analysis role with Randstad USA.

He is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Kathryn (Kate, 34), his two thriving children Gabriel (Gabe, 4) and Ella (1), his parents Joel and Alayne, sister Jennifer (Waxman) Kamph and brother-in-law Evan Kamph, nephew Aiden, niece Sheridan, in-laws Tony and Nancy Rossi, and innumerable friends.

Dave and Kate had recently celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary on October 9, 2015. He loved technology, traveling, and spending every moment possible with his wife and kids.

Dave was a hardworking employee, a dedicated husband, father, son, brother, and uncle and the most loyal friend anyone could ask for. His candor, fun-loving nature, and incomparable sense of humor will never be matched in our hearts. And as we grieve, we remember how Dave loved to laugh, and can't help but smile at the thought of a funny story or perfectly-placed remark that reminds us of all the good times we've shared with him.
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A message from Kate:

To all of our family and friends near and far, to my Acelity family and Dave's Randstad family, to the myriad of IRC friends around the globe... Thank you. I've been struggling to make this post because in so many ways it makes it feel like Dave's passing is "over" and for so many of us it has just begun to be real.
But I could not miss a chance to thank you all for your overwhelming generosity to my children. https://www.gofundme.com/davewaxman has more than tripled what I ever thought we'd raise. And this does not count the dozens and dozens of checks that were received. Thank you for loving Dave. Thank you for loving me and my kids. Thanks for continuing to love me when I just can't pretend I'm happy. I promise to keep trying if you will.
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I've had the honor of hosting a fair bit of Dave's digital life for several years now, and with that came the responsibility of reaching out to his online communities with the terrible news of his passing.

The number of offers of help to his family from people who had never even met Dave in person has been both overwhelming and deeply inspiring.

Having communities for his Crohn's and chronic pain gave him an outlet he needed so that he could focus so much of his attention on his family, and that meant the world to him.
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$16,309 of $500 goal

Raised by 125 people in 41 months
Created December 1, 2015
Brian Keifer
on behalf of Kate Waxman Szymanski
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Brooke Madden
29 months ago

Kate, Thinking of you, Gabe, and Ella on this anniversary and hoping that memories of Dave warm all your hearts through the holidays.

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Theresa Obergfell
39 months ago

Holiday gift from Terry & James Obergfell and Sara & Mike Obergfell.

Michael Obergfell
39 months ago

From 1st annual Dave Waxman Poker Invitational. + Holiday gift from Katie Obergfell

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