Steven J. Sallaz Cemetary Stone

$355 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 19 months
This is my friend Stevie Sallaz. July 26, 1974 - April 28, 1993. He was from Campbell, Ohio. It is hard to believe that it has been almost 24 years since he passed away from a motorcycle accident. For the past 24 years I have been bothered by the fact that my friend still does not have a headstone at his gravesite. I do not blame anyone because I know how expensive a funeral is and how much the stones cost. I have always dreamed of being able to purchase my friend a stone, but it seems like I have just never  had the extra money to do so. I know that many of Stevie's other friends have felt the same way. That is why after 24 years, I am still committed to giving my friend the marker he deserves. I want people to be able to walk by and see his name and know that a person is there. 

It has been years since I have been to the cemetary to see my friend, but as I drove by today, something told me to go in. I trotted through the snow to an unmarked grave and paid my respects to a friend from long ago. It was then that I decided that I must follow through with this. I went to the office and checked on the status. They quoted me on headstones that they can set this spring. 

For a basic stone with his name and only birth year and death year, the cost is $791.45. If we wanted a stone with his full birth date and date of death, along with some type of graphic on the stone, the cost would be $961.19.

I am looking to raise $1000.00 to give my friend the headstone he deserves.  Once I collect at least half the money, the stone can be ordered and the balance will be due before they can put it in. Once it is done, I will post a picture of the stone and the receipt. I want people to know where the money went and that this is just not some type of scam. 

I cannot explain why this has weighed heavily on my mind for the past 24 years, but it has and now I must act to do something about it. I hope I can count on everyone's help. We may not be able to individually afford such a cost, but together we can. It will only take 100 people to donate $10.00 each. I know Stevie had more friends than that. Let's do this!
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I just realized that I never made a final post. Thanks again for all your support in helping me keep a promise. I hope everyone likes it. The wet spots on it were from wet leaves. Once it gets warmer out, I plan to go and clean up the leaves, fill the sides with dirt and plant some flowers. I can finally rest knowing that our friend has the stone he deserves. I will be shutting down this Go Fund Me site shortly.
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Here it is friends! Finally ordered. I cannot thank enough, those that donated. Without your support, it would not have been done this soon. The final cost was $750 so I paid the remainder because I am eager to get this done. If people would still like to donate, feel free. I appreciate any additional help to lessen what I had to pay. I am beyond happy that after 24 years, our friend will finally have a marker at his final resting place. I will post again once it is put in at the cementary.
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Now that summer is almost here, I plan to go in the next few weeks and order a stone. Thank you to all of you that donated. I may not be able to get the stone I wanted since I did not raise enough funds, but he is getting a stone! I will post a picture once it is in.
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Tareana Butler
18 months ago

His Father has his headstone behind his house. Go talk to him and Help his father move it to the grave site.

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$355 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 19 months
Created January 30, 2017
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$50
Anonymous
19 months ago
MF
$25
Maria Fagas
19 months ago

Can never forget the neighborhood friends we grew up with! May his memory remain eternal.

$30
Jennifer Bruno
19 months ago

So many years have passed. I often think of you and Keith, Tommy, Jimmy. RIP ...

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19 months ago
Tareana Butler
18 months ago

His Father has his headstone behind his house. Go talk to him and Help his father move it to the grave site.

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