Stephen Friede Memorial
Organized by: Rachel Gold
As you know Steve passed away in September. I haven't planned anything yet regarding his memorial because I have been waiting to receive his ashes from Merida for the memorial. As of now I still don't have his ashes. Kind of hard to coordinate so far. I have been told by his friends there that it will cost approximately $1500 to get his ashes shipped, and have the paper work handled (which can take 3-4 weeks), but the process hasn't been started yet as far as I know.
Many of you asked before how you could help. If you would like to contribute to the cost you can do so here.
The other option is for a volunteer to go pick the ashes up in Merida instead. The cost of a roundtrip ticket is currently around $600. If someone would like to volunteer, please let me know.
So with or without his ashes, my current plan is to have his memorial the weekend of February 20th, 2016. Assuming that I can get all aspects coordinated for that weekend.
Any money contributed here will first be used to bring his ashes home, and any remaining will be used for other costs involved in the memorial (food, etc)
Miss you cousin!