Joshua Rutledge is organizing this fundraiser on behalf of Witchelda Bondoc.
Joseph D Bondoc born June 30, 1965 passed away from this life on May 21, 2020 @ 1440 leaving behind his beloved wife Witchel Bondoc and his 3 kids Daniella (11), Brad (9) and Joseph (8). On February 24th USNS Leroy Grumman entered Boston Ship Repair for an 88 day repair period. Joe Bondoc went on leave February 21st to spend time with his family in San Diego accordingly. Unfortunately, Joe was ordered to return prematurely to Leroy Grumman from his home in San Diego as a knee jerk reaction by US Navy due to some COVID19 positive results within the Navy. Joe, being the consummate professional, did as he was told and returned to work within 72 hours after the orders were issued. Upon his return to Leroy Grumman, Joe was as confused as everyone else was as to why he was ordered to leave a low risk area in San Diego CA to return to a COVID 19 Hot Bed in Boston Mass. Three and a half weeks later Joe started to show signs of extreme fatigue, consequently Joe was sent back to the contract Hotel; this would be the last time Leroy Grumman and crew would see Joe Bondoc. Joe was directed to attempt to get testing at a nearby clinic the following day. Unfortunately, the clinic Joe was directed to visit refused to test him. It was at this time that Joe realized he had been abandoned by The Command. Joe spent the day searching for a testing facility, and eventually found a facility in Brockton Mass, and as expected his results were positive. Joe was ordered back to work early from leave, left the confines of his house in San Diego, got sick in Boston Ship Repair, and withered away, alone, in Carney Hospital where he died after spending 22 days in ICU. As tragic as this loss is for Leroy Grumman and crew it is exponentially worse for Joe's wife and kids. Joe was a great shipmate but he was an even greater Husband and father.
Joe Bondoc was assigned to Leroy Grumman on January 15, 2017 and he made an instant/positive impact onboard. Joe was an amazing machinist and a great Shipmate. Joe and I were like brothers and losing him has affected me deeply. I am compelled to write this Go Fund Me Page for Joe and his family. The financial burden created by Joe's departure on his family will most likely result in them having to sell and relocate; this is the last thing they need in this time of despair. Please give what you can so that Joe's family can grieve properly and not worry about financial short falls.
All concerned; Joe's wife has entrusted me with taking for action this Go Fund Me Page due to her state of mind. Witchel is obviously distraught and does not want to be bothered with this at this time, nor does she want to give the appearance of looking like she is out for a money grab. This is 100% sponsored by myself, and Leroy Grumman. I have thus taken the initiative to start this go fund me page with aspirations that it alleviates some of the grieving for Joe's family. Please donate what you can with confidence that it is going to the Bondoc Family. Although the donations go to the page they inevitably go to Joe's wife. If you have any doubts about my character please reach out to any of the people who have donated and I am 100% positive they will attest to my integrity.