For The Children of John Phippen

Today, we lost an amazing, wonderful, selfless, sweet soul of man to a sensless act of violence in the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting.

My name is Leah Nagyivanyi and I was a Santa Clarita neighobor and a friend of John's for 17+ years.  My husband Paul and John had become very close  over the past three years.  All of us spending time in the Sand Dunes,  Havasu and doing lots of beach camping.  We intertwined many of our friends and to say we are devastated by this loss is an understatment.

If you didn't know John you surely missed out.  He had a heart that was larger than life and a personality to match.  You felt like you knew him for years the first time you met him.  He was a simple man who enjoyed the simple things in life and having fun doing them.   He had your back from the moment he met you and by having your back that could mean, having a cold beer in your hand when yours was empty or if you needed help with your car or in our case, your sandrail, your house or you just needed to chill.  Even if you were someone he had never met before but were in need, he was there for you. 

This is a man who loved his family and his friends as if they were family.  It is unfortunate to say he left alot behind.  John has six children and one grandson of which he absolutely adored.  His youngest daughter is only 14 and who lost her Mom only 3 short years ago.  It is a tragedy to lose your father and mother both at such a young age.

They need our help with some of the expenses involved in laying him to rest and picking up the pieces of their lives that have been shattered by this tragedy.

We love you John and will miss you so much! You could never imagine how much you would be missed.   You have made a lasting impression in all of our hearts.

We know you are definately an angel in heaven and will watch over all of those dear to your heart and we will help take care of and watch over them as well.

All money donated will be given to John's children to help with immedate expenses.
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Organizer and beneficiary

Leah Nagyivanyi 
Santa Clarita, CA
Paul Nagyivanyi 
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