John Matthew Castillo Memorial Fund

The family and friends of John Matthew Castillo, who left us on September 17, 2019, welcome donations to a memorial in his honor to be placed at his school in San Antonio. All who loved John Matthew remember his love for family, animals, and the outdoors. The memorial will reflect his many interests and his unique spirit.

Update, October 1, 2019:

On behalf of Libby, Humberto, Mickey, and Christian, we want to thank everyone who has generously donated so this GoFundMe campaign.  This week, Libby met with Milberger’s Nursery, where John worked part-time, to make plans for a tree and grounds beautification project for John’s school, with a memorial bench or plaque in his honor. Because you have been so generous, there will likely be remaining funds, which will be donated to school improvements related to John’s interests. The family is meeting with school officials later this week and we will post updates once the memorial is designed and additional project(s) have been identified.

For those of you who don’t know us, we are Brad Stratton and Christy Friend. Christy is Libby’s sister, and John was our precious nephew and godson. We live in Columbia, SC and are on the faculty at the University of South Carolina. We have set up a dedicated bank account at our bank in Columbia to manage your GoFundMe donations. We will provide periodic updates through this GoFundMe site, but we also welcome your input. Please feel free to email us directly at strattonb@bellsouth.net if you have any questions or ideas, or if you would like to receive a periodic bank statement showing exactly how your donations are being spent.  Again, we truly appreciate the generosity of all who have donated in memory of our beloved nephew.

Christy Friend and Brad Stratton
4143 E. Buchanan Drive
Columbia, SC 29206

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  • David Reed  
    • $100 
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  • John and Betty Treadwell 
    • $100 
    • 26 d
  • Ginny Godsey 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Dan Vo 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
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    • $100 
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Organizer

Brad Stratton 
Organizer
Columbia, SC
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