A Great Loss for Pomona, Ca

Our community suffered a tragic loss on July 3, 2017, with the passing of a local Pomona, CA small business owner, Dwain Kaiser. Dwain owned Magic Door bookstore with his wife, JoAnn.

Dwain was fatally shot in his home. We are unable to go into detail about the shooting due to the nature of the crime and the suspected involvement of a minor. We are devastated over the loss of Dwain and the effects this loss will have on many lives.

We are raising money to help his wife, JoAnn Kaiser, who is in her 80s and lives well below the poverty level. Dwain and JoAnn owned one of the last used bookstores in Pomona, not because they made a enough money to live on, but because they loved educating our community. More importantly, they loved BOOKS. JoAnn is unable to cover the overwhelming expenses she will incur during this time of great loss: personal living expenses, moving costs, and paying store bills.

We reach out to all of you for support. Any assistance you can provide will impact JoAnn's ability to grieve the loss of her best friend and husband without the burden of wondering how she is going to survive financially.

All proceeds will go toward JoAnn's living expenses, store bills, and moving costs.
  • Anonymous 
    • $120 
    • 47 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 51 mos
  • Stanley Hino 
    • $100 
    • 56 mos
  • Bill Burrows 
    • $277 
    • 57 mos
  • Robert Dahlen 
    • $20 
    • 57 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Melanie Yetter 
Pomona, CA
Ann Kaiser