Khalil Durante Memorial Fund

Khalil Durante, born on May 20th, 1996 was just a tiny bundle of joy upon birth.  The man he became was so much more.  He was a loving member of our community, an esteemed chef and stand-up individual with a unique ability to bring people together in different ways.  Among the many other things he was to us, he was a devoted son, an unwavering brother, a loyal friend, and family to all in which his reach extended.

However, it is with a heavy heart that I share that Khalil Durante passed away on December 7th, 2019 and has now entered the Kingdom of God.  True to his spirit, he fought for his life after he fell victim to an unspeakable act of violence that took place at his home in Effort, Pennsylvania on the night of December 4th.  On that night, he was fighting to protect his father and other people he cared for.

He is survived by his parents, Lori and Walter, his older brother, Donald "DJ" Durante, by his family both immediate and extended, and by a vast, strong community, created throughout his life.

Please consider helping Khalil's loved ones through this already difficult time as they navigate this tragedy and maintain strength moving forward in his memory.



I am Eric S. Campbell-Woodruff, brother to DJ and the recently departed and I've created this GoFundMe on behalf of the Durante Family.  All proceeds will be dedicated to support the Durante Family in ways including, but may not be limited to funeral costs for Khalil and medical expenses for both Khalil and his father Walter Durante, who was also critically injured during this tragedy.
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Organizer and beneficiary

Eric Campbell-Woodruff 
Brodheadsville, PA
Donald Durante 
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