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Honoring Luke's Legacy: Help His Family

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On May 18, 2024, tragedy struck as we lost a loving member of our family Luke Rathschmidt. Luke was a cherished member of our community and his first priority was making everyone smile who was lucky enough to meet him. His life was a testament to service, sacrifice, and love. He bravely served in the U.S. Army, dedicating himself to protecting his country in Iraq. Luke's passion for supporting troops extended beyond his military service; he was the driving force behind the creation of the non-profit organization, United For The Troops, which brings comfort and aid to soldiers serving abroad.

Luke was so much more than just a soldier; he was a devoted partner to Tracy and a proud father to Jaelynn and Brandt. His love and dedication to his family knew no bounds. Luke was also a loving son, who cherished his family and always stood by them through thick and thin.

In honor of Luke's memory and to support his grieving family, we are rallying together to provide financial assistance. Every donation will go directly towards funeral expenses and helping secure a stable future for Jaelynn and Brandt. Your contribution, no matter the size, will make a meaningful difference during this difficult time.

Let's come together to honor Luke's legacy of service and love by offering support to those he held closest to his heart. Thank you for your kindness and generosity.


  • Ken Geiger
    • $200 
    • 2 d
  • Carolina Sanchez
    • $50 
    • 7 d
  • Tim Mooney
    • $100 
    • 15 d
  • Susan Goldfarb
    • $100 
    • 19 d
  • Susan Fraleigh
    • $100 
    • 22 d

Organizer and beneficiary

Michael Kelly
Mahopac, NY
Patricia Rathschmidt

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