Rocky Pebbles Memorial Fund

$12,705 of $7,500 goal

Raised by 153 people in 28 months
Created April 18, 2017
With a name like Rocky Pebbles, you know this guy made a lasting impression on everybody he met.  As most of you know by now, Rocky tragically passed away in a car wreck on April 10th in Boulder Creek, CA.  Rocky is survived by his Dad - Darrell, Mom - Mary Ellen and sister - Moira...and obviously every person he ever came in contact with.  His love of music, outdoors, and people was infectious.  Rockstar will forever be missed and was a true one of a kind.

Rocky has lived in many places and left his mark on so many of our lives.  He will have a memorial in both his residing state of California and his hometown of Lake Zurich, IL.

Unfortunately, the costs associated with this process can be steep.  If anyone has it in their heart to contribute to his services, it would be greatly appreciated.  More details of his services will be posted to this page as they come available.

Let's give Rock the send-off he deserves.  Anything over the cost of funeral and memorial arrangements will go to a cause Rocky would approve of. 

Please feel free to reach out to me, Kevin O'Connell, if you have any questions or need a friend to talk to during this extremely difficult time.  I can be reached by email at kevinmatthewoconnell@gmail.com, cell/text at 812-391-6254, or on Facebook. 

Sending much love to everyone affected by Rocky's tragic death.
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Thank you to everybody who has shown their love and support for our dear friend, Rocky Pebbles. Really shows what a guy he was.

Rocky's West Coast tribute will be held this Saturday, May 20th. Please contact Sarah Miksits at (916) 531-9645 if you have any questions. See her post below:

I would like to remind everyone that this Saturday the 20th friends and family will be getting together for Rocky Pebbles' sunset farewell beach bonfire. We will be at Seabright State Beach from 4-10pm (but come when you can). Please bring food and drinks (no alcohol or glass allowed), beach blankets or chairs, warm clothes for the nighttime, musical instruments, and your favorite memories of Rocky. His father Darrell will be flying out from Chicago and his sister Moira from Florida, so anything we can do to make them feel as comfortable and welcome as possible would be greatly appreciated. I hope to see as many of you there as possible to honor Rocky's life and the endless love he gave (and continues to give) to us all. <3
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A tribute to celebrate Rocky's life will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday of this upcoming week.

His wake will be held on Tuesday, April 25 at Ahlgrim Funeral Home from 3-8 PM.

415 S Buesching Rd
Lake Zurich, IL 60047

Service will also be at Ahlgrim Lake Zurich on Wednesday, April 26 at 10:30 AM. A gathering in his honor will follow.

More details regarding Rocky's California memorial will be posted as they become available.
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Rocky touched so many lives along the way. This page is a testament to his character and to him as a human being. Thank you all so very much for your generosity and kindness.

Service details are being prepared and will be updated on this page when dates/times are finalized.

Sending love to everybody as we commemorate one of the great ones.
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I have never seen such amazing generosity before in my life. Thank you so much for everything. This is such a blessing and will give Rocky the tribute he deserves. I just did a quick google search of average funeral costs and said they can run anywhere between $7-$10k. I increased the 'goal' but rest assured this money will be going towards paying tribute to this amazing man -- we are able to use the money for Rocky no matter if goals are hit or not. We thought that initially we would try to raise an amount that would cover a portion of his services. With the immense outpouring of love and generosity towards Rock, I think we will be able to cover it all. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are all amazing people.
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Raised by 153 people in 28 months
Created April 18, 2017
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