Success Stories

Maurice Alonzo Wilson’s Story

$12,350 raised!

The Wilson family experienced the most tragic type of loss. Their funeral director set this fund up to help them during this most difficult time.

Maurice A. Wilson, 18, unexpectedly during the evening of September 8, 2021. His family would greatly appreciate support from the community, as they grieve a life lost too soon, and make preparations for his funeral arrangements.

Tricia Ofsuryk’s Story

$65,842 raised!

Tricia’s sudden passing has left a huge void for a family that has already been through so much. After the passing of her brother, sister, and mother, Tricia was the steady presence that kept everyone together. The funeral director set up this fund for this family.

Tricia’s sudden passing has left a huge void for a family that has already been through so much. After the passing of her brother, sister, and mother, Tricia was the steady presence that kept everyone together. Please consider helping this family.

Kyle Hinrichs’s Story

$13,695 raised!

Kyle’s family wished to establish a scholarship fund in Kyle’s memory at Owen J. Roberts High School. This Scholarship will help out other students for years to come in Kyle’s memory and help his name live on. A funeral director at R.L. Williams, Jr. Funeral Home wished to help them continue Kyle’s legacy at Owen J. Roberts.

Please help Kyle’s memory live on through a scholarship fund at Owen J. Roberts High School.

Thomas Kovacs’s Story

$18,033 raised!

A funeral director in Williamsburg set this fund up for the Kovac family, it surpassed the goal amount.

This fund is being created as a memorial donation to contribute to making sure that Thomas’ children receive a higher education.

Busch Funeral Home, Avon, OH’s Story

$8,405 raised!

Denise’s family wanted her memorial donations to go towards a cure and lessen the loss of cancer in her name. The funeral director at Busch Funeral Home set this up so that the collection would make an impact and create a legacy.

The family of Denise Kanan will be contributing these funds to the American Cancer Society to continue their efforts in funding and conducting research for cancer treatment and detection, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention.

Paul Casey’s Story

$12,635 raised!

The Casey family knew they had to commemorate Paul and his legacy through the youth of their community.

Paul was an amazing sportsman. His family would like to provide funds for young athletes to attend wrestling camps and college.

Jodi Littman Tomaszewski’s Story

$107,356.20 raised!

The Tomaszewski family knew they had to create a legacy in her name. This fund was to establish a scholarship in memoriam to the CWRU Law School.

Jodi’s family has decided to establish a scholarship to the CWRU School of Law in her memory.
The Jodi Littman Tomaszewski Memorial Scholarship Fund seeks to endow women who possess the drive, passion, and altruistic spirit of its namesake.

Jennifer Faltys’s Story

$11,125 raised!

Jennifer Lynne Faltys, 47, loving wife, mother and daughter, passed away peacefully at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Grapevine during the early morning hours of Monday, January 7, 2019. Jen was an inspiration to so many people, but especially to those fighting cancer. She endured treatments and procedures with an amazing strength and resiliency, often cheering others up and giving them a dose of her personal life coaching or advice.

All donations given in memory of Jennifer will go to the Faltys Education/ Scholarship Fund

Julia Krieger’s Story

$74,190 raised!

Julia was a young lady with a bright future ahead of her. However, she was taken too soon from her family. Any contributions made to this fundraiser will go directly to her family during this difficult time for Julia and Cory’s three young children.

Jacob Dane Minor’s Story

$11,227 raised!

A Legend that will never be forgotten. Jacob Dane Minor joined the lord on March 6th, 2017. Jake was a Beta Theta Pi at the University of Alabama and was loved dearly by many. He was on track to getting a degree in Communications, in pursuit of his father’s footsteps, who Jake considered his hero. What made Jake so special was his boundless energy, his charismatic attitude, and his contagious compassion that left a smile on anyone’s face. He was deliberate with his actions and made every precious moment memorable for both himself and onlookers. Through his inspiring outlook and personality, Jake left behind unforgettable memories and lessons that will forever impact everyone who knew him.

The family kindly asks that donations be made to the American Heart Association through the Jacob Dane Minor Memorial Fund.

Polish National Home Relief Fund

$20,100 raised!

A funeral director saw a local cause that needed to be served. This fund was key into helping this organization survive to continue serving the community.

Polish National Home of Hartford Relief Fund

Mason Briese’s Story

$10,625 raised!

Mason’s family wanted to give back to those that supported them throughout the years of his precious life. His name and legacy will live on through generosity and support. The family is so grateful to be able to give back and honor his life.

Memorial Fund in Mason’s name to benefit his family and the health care providers and charities that have helped them throughout his life.

John J. Brown III’s Story

$33,054 raised!

John J. Brown III, passed away peacefully at home the morning of November 9, 2017, at the age of 39 years old. In addition to Jennifer, John’s wife of 9 years, he is survived by three sons, John (‘Johnny’), Joseph (‘Joey’), and James (‘Jimmy’), ages 7, 5, and 3. He is also survived by his father, John (Cheryl) Brown Jr., mother, Sandy Sumner, as well as siblings and countless friends from all stages of life. John was preceded in death by grandparents and other relatives. A devoted husband and father, John’s presence in his boys’ lives is what filled his every day to the very end.

John J. Brown III passed away and is survived by his wife, Jennifer, and three sons, Johnny, Joey, and Jimmy, ages 7, 5, and 3. This fund has been created for the education and well being of their children.

Michael Mumejian’s Story

$13,843 raised!

Michael’s family was passionate about a local charity that helps teens and young adults. His fundraiser was a success raising over $13,500 with memorial donations in his name. This single donation in his memory will leave a lasting legacy to help this organization and families in their city.

In Loving Memory of Michael

Grace M. Alegre’s Story

$18,913 raised!

Grace was well known in her community for helping others. This fundraiser allowed her family and friends to give her the beautiful celebration and dignity she deserved. Support from the community provided a healing experience and comfort.

Memorial Fund for Grace Malinag Alegre

Uvalde Tragedy’s Story

$65,835 raised!

Funeral Directors and caring people from all over the country donated to support the local funeral homes and travelling funeral directors that gathered resources to help the families involved in the tragedy.

The TFDA is collecting funds to help offset costs for the funeral homes donating their services to the families affected by the tragedy in Uvalde.