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Richard Pusatere

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Chief Engineer Richard Pusatere (pronounced: puzz-uh-terry), is a Ships Officer on the SS El Faro.  Richard is a 2003 alumni of SUNY Maritime College ( and moved to Virginia Beach in 2007.  He is a proud husband, father, son and friend. The family has a strong support group and is thankful for the continued prayers of comfort and hope. 

“If you know Rich, you know there is hope.  We are not giving up”.  

*I understand there might be a concern about this account being fake.  I assure you this is not.  My name is Aaron and I live in Va Beach.  I was Pooch's (Rich) roommate for 3 years until he got married. 

We (friends of Emily and Rich) are raising money to help with financial struggles that can come with unfortunate situations like these.  Should anyone have doubts, please feel free to send me a message and I will respond. All funds will be directly deposited into a family account. 

On behalf of our friends and the family, we thank you for your support and the hand.

Dont Stop Believin!


  • Capt & Mrs Michael Kucharski
    • $165 
    • 6 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Aaron Leslie
Virginia Beach, VA
Emily Pusatere

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