Luke Yocum's Memorial Fund

$7,213 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 68 people in 28 months
JY
John Yocum
on behalf of Jessica Ruggiero
 LEWISTOWN, PA
My brother & best friend passed away on December 15th.  He was only 35 years old and resided in New Orleans Louisiana.  He grew up in a rural Pennsylvania town but always had big city dreams.  He spent the last 17 years of his life living by the brush as a starving artist.  The world will seem quite plain without his talent & creativity.

My brother was loving & very full of life.  He was always the life of the party.  My brother truly was "The Funny Man"!  I love my brother and want to give him a proper burial but need a lot of help to do so. 

We are trying to raise as much money as possible to not only cover the $8,000 funeral expenses but also to have my brother transported home from Louisiana.  Any amount you are able to give will be greatly appreciated!

Thank you,
John Yocum
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The Yocum Family 1981
The Yocum Family 1981
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Luke Yocum's Memorial Fund has reached 51% of its goal!
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Luke & John 2009 Pajama Factory
Luke & John '09' Pajama Factory Varga Gallery
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Luke video courtesy of Jim O'Connell
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Jessica Ream
28 months ago
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I am so sorry for your loss. I will be thinking of you all through this rough time. Luke was a great guy, truly the "funny man". He also has a big heart and I really feel for his son ♡. RIP Luke. Fly high. Chad and I will miss you. "Whewwwwwwww" (Luke would totally laugh and know why I put that)

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Michael Pupo
28 months ago
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Prayers for you Luke & your family! I cant believe I am reading this now! Such a great heart and you are truly missed. Dam Bro Sleep in Peace!

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Holly Patton Shull
28 months ago
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I loved your brother as my brother, John. Luke was a good man and a gifted artist. I will miss him so much. Prayers for him, you and your family ♥

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Monique Miller
28 months ago
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I am so sorry for ur loss and ur family.. Sending prayers to all of u..

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Jolene JesuslovesYou Folk
28 months ago
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1

John I'm so so sorry for your loss hun. Prayers for you and your family

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Dan Kochenderfer
28 months ago
1
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Thoughts and prayers to you John and your family.

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Michael A Reynolds Jr
28 months ago

I loved his art we made a YouTube vid years ago I was wondering when his services will be

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Maria Ysmael-Prunali
28 months ago

I will miss you Luke.....RIP my friend. My prayers are with you and your family.....

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Jim O'Connell
28 months ago

John, here's a video I made with Luke a few years ago: https://youtu.be/V7jvUYPSzrQ

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John Yocum
28 months ago

Thank You Lauren Fisher and Michael Bossinger. Greatly appreciated!

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$7,213 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 68 people in 28 months
Created December 15, 2016
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$100
Campbell Mahoney
27 months ago
2
2

This is absolutely devastating. I travelled to New Orleans on 10 October 2016. I met Luke at a bar near where I was staying. We were both out drinking alone. He'd just arrived in NOLA as well. We immediately hit it off and became very close friends. Something which has only happened maybe one other time in my life. He was an extraordinary individual. The last message I sent him was a hank bukowski quote " .... find what you love and let it kill you " .. why do we always lose the special ones...

DO
$50
Darrin Omo
27 months ago
1
1

My heart and thoughts go out to you during this unimaginably difficult time. I always had and always will have fond memories of Luke. He was very unique and talented.

CN
$50
Chris & Terra Noerr
27 months ago
1
1

Our deepest sympathy to all of you. We are so very sorry for your loss.

UM
$200
Uncle Mark and Aunt Kathy Mansell
28 months ago (Offline Donation)
1
1

My Uncle Mark and Aunt Kathy gave $200 to help with funeral costs and they also drove over a thousand miles through the night to be with my parents. Mark, Kathy and Maddy were in their car and on the road heading north to PA within hours of finding out Luke had died. Thank You for being our Family. We are so grateful for everything You guys do. We love You.

KP
$60
Kelly & Mike Peters
28 months ago (Offline Donation)
2
2

Kelly & Mike gave a generous donation to my Parents. The Yocum Family is blessed to have wonderful, caring friends like the Peters Family. Thank You

LL
$1,000
Lewistown Moose Lodge
28 months ago (Offline Donation)
1
1

The Yocum Family is surrounded by amazing, caring people at this very dark time. Thank You to our friends at the Moose Lodge of Lewistown. You have warmed our hearts by your very generous donation.

$25
Nick Moller
28 months ago
1
1

Loved Luke's work as a buyer. Enjoyed chatting with him on FB, he seemed like a sincerely cool person with a warm soul

Jessica Ream
28 months ago
3
3

I am so sorry for your loss. I will be thinking of you all through this rough time. Luke was a great guy, truly the "funny man". He also has a big heart and I really feel for his son ♡. RIP Luke. Fly high. Chad and I will miss you. "Whewwwwwwww" (Luke would totally laugh and know why I put that)

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Michael Pupo
28 months ago
2
2

Prayers for you Luke & your family! I cant believe I am reading this now! Such a great heart and you are truly missed. Dam Bro Sleep in Peace!

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Holly Patton Shull
28 months ago
2
2

I loved your brother as my brother, John. Luke was a good man and a gifted artist. I will miss him so much. Prayers for him, you and your family ♥

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Monique Miller
28 months ago
1
1

I am so sorry for ur loss and ur family.. Sending prayers to all of u..

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Jolene JesuslovesYou Folk
28 months ago
1
1

John I'm so so sorry for your loss hun. Prayers for you and your family

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Dan Kochenderfer
28 months ago
1
1

Thoughts and prayers to you John and your family.

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Michael A Reynolds Jr
28 months ago

I loved his art we made a YouTube vid years ago I was wondering when his services will be

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Maria Ysmael-Prunali
28 months ago

I will miss you Luke.....RIP my friend. My prayers are with you and your family.....

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Jim O'Connell
28 months ago

John, here's a video I made with Luke a few years ago: https://youtu.be/V7jvUYPSzrQ

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John Yocum
28 months ago

Thank You Lauren Fisher and Michael Bossinger. Greatly appreciated!

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