Eric James Sassano Memorial Fund for the Salvation Army

Fund Type: Memorial Donations

Virginia Beach, VA

Fundraiser ends on July 29, 2023

Eric James Sassano Memorial Fund for Salvation Army

In Loving Memory of Eric James Sassano

Dear Friends and Supporters,

We are here today to honor the life and legacy of a remarkable individual, Eric James Sassano. Born on October 27, 1984, in the vibrant city of New York, Eric touched the lives of countless people with his compassion, wit, and musical talents. Tragically, he left us far too soon, departing this world on June 25, 2023, at the age of 38 in Virginia.

Eric's journey was nothing short of extraordinary. For over 7 years, he selflessly served his community as a member of the Beaufort Police Department. In recognition of his bravery and dedication, Eric was awarded the prestigious Medal of Valor in 2014. He truly embodied the qualities of a hero, going above and beyond to keep others safe.

Beyond his profession, Eric had an incredible passion for music. As a self-taught musician, his talent knew no bounds. Whether strumming his guitar or singing a heartfelt melody, Eric had a unique ability to captivate audiences and stir emotions. His storytelling skills were unmatched, and he never failed to bring laughter and joy to those around him.

But above all, Eric cherished his role as a father. His children, Lindsay and Alexander, were the source of his greatest pride and joy. Their character and talents brought him immeasurable happiness, serving as a driving force during challenging times. Eric's love for his children knew no bounds, and it was evident in every interaction he had with them.

Today, we gather not only to remember Eric but also to continue his legacy through a charitable cause close to his heart. In his memory, we have established the Eric James Sassano Memorial Fund, with all proceeds benefiting the Salvation Army. This incredible organization has a long-standing history of providing vital support and assistance to those in need, embodying the values that Eric held dear.

As we come together to celebrate Eric's life, we invite you to join us in supporting this meaningful cause. Your generous donations will not only honor his memory but also make a tangible difference in the lives of others, just as Eric did during his time with us.

In addition to his children, Eric is survived by his loving parents, James and Sharon Sassano, his sister Jennifer Brumagin and husband Morgan, niece Isabella, nephew William, his brother Devin Sassano and wife Lara, and numerous cherished family members and friends.

A service to celebrate Eric's life will be held on Sunday, July 2, at 2pm at The Salvation Army located at 2800 Bridges St, Morehead City. This will be an opportunity for all who knew and loved Eric to gather, share stories, and find solace in one another's company.

Let us remember Eric for the remarkable individual he was—the caring police officer, the talented musician, the gifted storyteller, and, above all, the devoted father. Through our support of the Eric James Sassano Memorial Fund, we can ensure that his impact continues to be felt for years to come.

Thank you for your kindness, compassion, and generosity during this difficult time. Together, let us keep Eric's spirit alive and make a positive difference in the world.

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This fundraiser has been created in partnership with
Altmeyer Funeral Home
5033 Rouse Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

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