Help for Russ’s final arrangements

On Saturday Feb 24th, Russ suddenly lost his battle with pneumonia at only 39 years old.  He was all his sister Josephine had left.  They had lost both their parents to diabetes, and all they had was each other.  Josephine lost her boyfriend to a heart attack in 2012, right after relocating to PA from NJ.  Russ was Josephine’s best friend, and closest family.  

To know Russ was to love him. His funny antics, his practical jokes, his stories, his big heart, and his humor made him who he was.  He was dedicated to his sister, and they stuck together through thick and thin.  

At 39 years old, Russ did not have a life insurance policy, so all of his funeral  expenses are on his sister’s shoulders.  Any amount would help Josephine give her brother the funeral  he deserves.  Every little bit helps.   No donation is too small. The cost for Russ’s funeral will be approximately $4,500.00.  His sister Josephine has been more than generous, it’s time that it gets returned to her. Please find it in your heart to help her and bring Russ to his final resting place.


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Organizer and beneficiary

Jenni Zaleski 
Trenton, NJ
Josephine Garofalo 
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