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John F. Christgau Memorial Fund

$15,155 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 82 people in 4 months
Created August 22, 2018
Jennifer Elizabeth Christgau-Aquino
on behalf of Raquel Espana
John F. Christgau was an author, poet, journalist and educator who had nearly a dozen books published in his 84 years — all of which were written in his beloved Belmont home. He was passionate about his writing, his subjects and his community. As an educator he installed a lifelong passion for literature and storytelling in his students. He loved people and found great pleasure in finding out what made someone unique. He asked a lot of questions and listened skillfully. In doing so he made people feel like their value and purpose was tantamount.

In lieu of flowers or food, we have started this fund in his honor to be donated to the Belmont Library where we hope to create a memorial that will serve to inspire people everywhere to read, write, create and fulfill their potential, and serve as a reminder of his will, which was expansive and contagious.

We will keep you posted on a future date for a memorial to celebrate this extraordinary and unforgettable writer, teacher, coach, friend, father, grandfather and husband.

Love, 
His Family
Peggy, Erick, Sally, Jen, Andrew, Dan, Carmen, Adeline, John and Eliza Jane
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Posted by Jennifer Elizabeth Christgau-Aquino
3 months ago
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In honor of World Teacher Day tomorrow we thought we feature a shot of my dad BBQing at SMHS in his heyday.

We're more than half way to our goal thanks to a lot of people who sent checks and starting to plan how we'll memorialize my father. Please continue to pass this link on to people who are interested in donating. This page will remain live for several months at least.

To those who donated, we can't thank you enough. It's kept him present.

Love, Jen, Sally, Erick and Peggy
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$15,155 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 82 people in 4 months
Created August 22, 2018
Jennifer Elizabeth Christgau-Aquino
on behalf of Raquel Espana
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