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REMEMBERING GEORGE

$3,475 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 8 months
Created March 13, 2018
We are raising money to help pay for George’s funeral after his sudden death on March 11th at the young age of 61. George had no life insurance and this has left his life partner Suzanne faced with enormous financial stress, at the same time that she is in deep grief and shock.  Any amount that you can contribute will be a big help and greatly appreciated.

Here is an excerpt from the touching tribute that Suzanne posted on Facebook last week: "Sunday morning, just before 7am, I lost my partner, my friend, my support, I lost George. In a blink of an eye he was gone. It still doesn’t seem possible.... He will be missed by the people on our block, he loved and respected everyone. He loved living in Easton, he loved going to our favorite restaurants, he loved sitting outside at Pearly Bakers on a wam summer night watching the city life. He thought of my family as his own and thought the world of my grandson David. He saw a lot of himself in David.

There is so much more, his knowledge of war history, especially WWll and nazi Germany. His love for the Yankees. His knowledge of Studebaker cars, all things Studebaker, including Studie. He never had a dog before Studebaker, and it was really rough going the first few years because George didn’t understand dogs. But Saturday night George was telling Studie how much he loved him. Him and Studie shared a special bond.

I love you and I miss you and I am lost without you right now. I hope your enjoying your martini up there with all your family. I love you George." - Suzanne Pollack

Please give whatever you can to help. No amount is too small. 100 $10 donations adds up to $1,000 and shows our love and affection for George and Suzanne. Thank you,

Deborah, George’s friend from college
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Here is a beautiful message of gratitude from Suzanne:

This was George’s last Studebaker, he was so proud of that car. He loved that this Studebaker Lark was all factory original and was happy to tell that fact to anyone who asked. He was also proud of the other Studebaker in his life, the cute little pug. I have started writing my Thank You notes, however when I sit down at night I’m tired. I do not sleep well at night, the house is empty, it has changed. I am in the process, with the help of friends, of starting to sell George’s antiques. I do not want anyone to feel that I am ignoring them, I am not. I am so grateful for the generosity of all of George’s friends, co-workers, my family and friends , his college friends, and people he didn’t even know. I want everyone to know that I appreciate what you have done for me. Getting texts everyday to see how I’m doing, the beautiful healing crystal, the help putting everything together to sell. The meditation group I attend donating money towards George’s cremation expenses. I am grateful to George’s long time friend for starting a gofundme in his name. Because of everyone’s donations I will be able to cover George’s cremation expenses. Thank you everyone. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Please know that all of you are in my thoughts everyday and I do appreciate all that has been done and is being done on George’s behalf.
Love to all of you
George (far right) showing off his old Studebaker. Old Studebakers were a hobby and passion for George.
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It is two weeks today since my dear friend George Shields died suddenly. George had no life insurance, so I started this GoFundMe to help out his life partner, and WOW! So many generous people and we have raised $3,475 to help pay for his funeral. But Suzanne still needs our help. She is faced with losing her longtime home, maybe even her pets as she moves to another place. Here's what she wrote this week, please give if you can. And thank you to those who have already contributed.

"Thank you Deborah for keeping this going. My friend Heather posted a reminder of how important it is to put your affairs in order in case something like this happens. Please make sure that you love your partner spouse and family enough to provide for them after your gone. It’s hard to talk about and think about but what I am dealing with is so much harder. Not being given the opportunity to grieve the loss of someone you love because of worrying what you need to do next to live is devastating. I know everyone is trying to take away my worries, but I still worry. I know that with the love of my family I won’t be homeless, but it still hard knowing I have to leave the home I have. It’s hard knowing that I probably will have to give up my pets. It’s hard knowing that I will have to sell everything in the house. Uncertainty , at the time of loss is hard to deal with. Make sure you have life insurance, a will, that your loved ones know where everything is. Write down passwords, and codes, make sure someone can get into your phone, tablets, all your devices.

It is something we don’t want to think about, but this is something you don’t want to burden a loved one with. Feeling devastated, lost, sad and a host of other emotions that there are no emojis for." - Suzanne
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Thank you to everyone who has generously donated to help Suzanne pay for George’s funeral and other costs after his unexpected death this past Sunday. Unfortunately, it turns out George did not have life insurance as a result of a glitch with his employer, so Suzanne is under enormous pressure while grieving for George. The good news is that a little over $2,000 has been donated in four days. Let’s show Suzanne some love and keep this going. Thank you, Deborah
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Wow! We are almost one-third of the way to our goal of raising $5,000 to help Suzanne with funeral and other expenses after George’s unexpected death on Sunday at age 61. Please help if you can. Thank you to all who have contributed so generously. It’s a wonderful tribute to George. And please share!
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Raised by 32 people in 8 months
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