In Loving Memory of Gilbert Druja

It is with profound sadness that we share the tragic news about the sudden passing of one our best friends, Gilbert Druja. To say Gilbert lived his life with a sense of youthful exuberance would be an understatement.  He loved deeply with his whole heart, and cared tremendously about his family and friends. He found joy in stimulating conversations, outdoor adventuring, Boston Cream donuts, Macallan on the rocks, walks with Helo (his loving four-legged best friend), and had the ability to sing and dance his heart out, no holds barred. He was a loving son, brother, nephew, uncle, and friend who always strived to be a better version of himself.   

The outpouring love from people who knew Gilbert from different seasons of his life is a testament of how many lives he has touched, how much happiness he has brought onto this earth. He will be truly missed and forever remembered.  

We have started this Go Fund Me account in effort to help raise money to pay for Gilbert's memorial.  While this won't ease his family's grief, it will be one less thing they have to worry about during this difficult time. Thank you all for your love and support.
  • Katherine Brown 
    • $25 
    • 36 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $200 
    • 37 mos
  • Kathy Maxwell 
    • $25 
    • 37 mos
  • Brenda Harris 
    • $30 
    • 37 mos
  • EG and Edrea Briones 
    • $200 
    • 37 mos
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

Monica Lobo 
Organizer
Skokie, IL
Paolo Druja 
Beneficiary
  • #1 fundraising platform

    More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more