Murphy-Weissman Family Fund

On April 9, 2020, Evan passed away suddenly while at home with his family, having just turned 42 years old. This gofundme account was started in response to the overwhelming amount of love and support in the community--both near and far--from those who want to pay tribute to Evan's memory by supporting his immediate family: his wife Erin, sons Rowan (11) and Éamon (9), and daughter Lorna (6). 

Evan devoted his life to family, friends, food, and social justice.

Many of you knew Evan through his work, as an associate professor in the Food Studies and Nutrition department at Falk College, and undergraduate director of the Food Studies program. Others of you knew him from his work in the community, including with Syracuse Grows and the Syracuse-Onondaga Food Systems Alliance. And still others of you knew Evan as the loving husband of Erin, the committed father of Rowan, Éamon, and Lorna, or simply as a friend.

Evan brought everyone together in the best ways, and beautifully blurred the lines between friends and family. He made those around him laugh, think, and feel loved and supported. Evan was known to his family and friends as the person to go to for advice - “life tips” - on any and all subjects. No matter his own personal or professional responsibilities, he was always there to help, whether that be tackling a house project, taking care of children, offering advice about an academic career, or working through a community problem. He will be remembered for his smile, laugh, intellect, values, selflessness, and work ethic. Evan will be celebrated as someone happiest when wearing a kitchen apron, cooking with and for family and friends. We will all miss his love of sharing a meal together.
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 11 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $150 
    • 13 mos
  • Deborah Margolis 
    • $500 
    • 15 mos
  • Lucas Freshman 
    • $500 
    • 15 mos
  • tracy de la mater 
    • $100 
    • 15 mos
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Fundraising team (3)

Casey Weissman-Vermeulen 
Syracuse, NY
Erin Murphy 
marsha weissman 
Team member
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