Willy Roach-Breninghouse End of Life Costs

A family has lost it's husband and father, and Eugene has lost one of its recycling pioneers.  Still in disbelief, we are saddened to share that William "Willy" Breninghouse passed away unexpectedly from cancer on Monday, January 6th .  His sudden departure has left his wife, daughter, sister, and many friends devastated.

You may remember Willy from Saturday Market, the Oregon Country Fair, or one of his many recycling adventures.  You would regularly find him and his team sorting through recycling at the Lane County Fair or the Cuthbert Amphitheater.  Willy wanted to save the world one can at a a time!

Willy always put his family first.  By using his passion for making the world a better place through recycling, he earning a living and ensured his wife and daughter were provided for.  As the family's sole bread winner, Willy never expected to leave his family so suddenly, and without the financial means to cover all the expenses involved with his loss. 

Please consider helping his wife, Shari, and 9 year old daughter, Lili, navigate this emotionally and financially difficult time as they learn how to move forward without him.

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  • Sabrina Henderson Lomeu 
    • $100 
    • 26 d
  • Dana Merryday 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Maradee & Barry Girt 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Kit Kesey Kesey Enterprises 
    • $500 
    • 1 mo
  • David Franzen 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
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Organizer and beneficiary

Aretta Ariel-Boggs 
Organizer
Springfield, OR
Shari Smith 
Beneficiary
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