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More than 360 people donate funds for Robert Washington’s funeral

Robert Washington's sister Lorie Washington (left), mother Kathy Washington and sister Lesley Washington

The Hero Initiative has provided Robot 6 with Joe Illidge’s report on the memorial service held Monday night in New York City for original Static co-writer Robert L. Washington III, who passed away June 6 at age 47. His funeral was paid for through a fund-raising campaign spearheaded by the organization, which had assisted Washington with rent and food, and his former classmates and colleagues:

On Monday, June 25th, a funeral service was held for Robert L. Washington III in the Bronx borough of New York City, with a second service to come in Detroit, Michigan. The service was attended by various comic book creators, classmates, and friends from Robert’s various creative, work, and hobby circles.

Through the actions of Robert’s friends from Milestone Media, Inc. and his classmates from The Roeper School, The Hero Initiative was able to use all of your donations to pay for the service and provide Robert’s mother and two of his sisters with the means to travel from Detroit, Michigan to New York and give him a proper funeral.

Over three hundred people donated funds, and Robert’s mother, Kathy Washington, gives her thanks to all of you for your generosity and kind words.

We list the names of all the donors below, and apologize in advance if there are any typos. There were, after all, 365 donors in all.

To all of the fans, friends, journalists, and supporters who offered their time, money and sentiment for Robert and his family, you are the heroes. Thank you for helping The Hero Initiative create a happy ending to the story of Robert L. Washington III.

The list of donors can be found below. As Washington’s former classmate Craig Hicks noted on Sunday, donations can still be made in Washington’s memory to The Hero Initiative to help other creators in need.

Jim McLauchlin
Joe Illidge
John Evelev
Philip Lloyd
Jacqueline Ching
Nine Edgerton
Stephen Barghusen
Patrick O’Connor
Walt Simonson
JBC Innovations
Caryn Martinez
Karen Walkowiak
Marni Rachmiel
Joan Beardslee
Robon Horasanian
Ann Busiek
Henry Malter
Lea Harnandez
Al Ewing
Peter Lange
Christopher Howard
P. Jude LoCasto
Jennifer Hachigan
Josh Chamot
Lonie Beck
Eric Siegel
Christopher Thorn
Leon Feder
David Snyder
Daniel Cordon
John Pappas
Pedro Tejada
Darryl Pearle
Jason Deitcher
Larry Marder
Comics Conspiracy
William Cucinota
Dewey’s Comic City
Deborah Woodrum
Shobha Kazinka
Stephen David Wark
William Cockrell
Ian Gonzales
Charles Schenley
Jared Nelson
Donna Herren
Andreas Giannoukakis
Luke Addington
Dennis Sarrazin
Lara Thompson
Gail Harris
Joan Lucas
Evelyn Lucas
Michael Brisbois
Colleen Doran
Phil Hester
Steve Niles
Terry Allen
Mark Foo
Blair Shed
Suzanne Moran
David Worrell
Eric Wood
David Feig
Jessica Hogan
Andrew Pepoy
Diana Post
Patrick Ridings
Jason Fliegel
David Goldfarb
Kimberly Stoltzfus
Randall Golden
Flop Productions
Robert Yoder
Bob Heer
Linda Dagenais
Nat Gertler
Andrew Maniotes
Simon Brewer
Trisha Sebastian
George Kish
Roger O’Donnell
Brian Holst
David Lyons
Nicholas Doyle
Doug Shank
Charles Anderson
Heidi MadDonald
Kelly Thompson
Steve Pheley
Sean Darby
Greg McElhatton
Joe Soares
Tom Murphy
Veronne Sorensen
Matthew Rossetti
Ali Kokemen
Patrick McCuen
Rens Houben
Howard Gold
Derek Dingle
Little Shop of Comics
Steven Shure
Ian Toledo
Craig Hicks
Nancy Porat
Howard Cohen
Patrick Gleason
Denis Sarrazin
Saul Hansell
Jesse Post
Heather McKinney
Gregory Wright
Evan Skolnick
Stephen Gerding
Roy Richardson
Janelle Asselin
Justin Kim
Valerie D’Orazio
George Morrow
Jason Medley
Ryan McKern
Greg Pak
Ashwin Pande
David Fooden
Edward Barton
Michelle C. Smith
Patrick Pascual
Andrew Willis
Margaret Lark Russell
Egg Embry
Amy Voigt
Jennifer Killmer
Brian Covey
Joseph Cohen
Chris Baird
Claire M. Schwartz
C. David McDermott
Chapel Hill Comics
Marc Siry
Ray Kosarin
Jason Brice
Christian Martinez-Kay
Melanie Nazelrod
Pauline Weiss
Marie Javins
Kurt Hellmuth
Robert Dean
Frank Jr
Christopher Adams
Peter Krause
Catherine Bedard
John Fortune
Matthew Hesslin
Kyle Gnepper
Benjamin Corey
Mary Glazek
Archi Fagan
C. Wichtendahl
Charlotte McDuffie
Mary Sue Renfrow
Carson Rizor
Paul Salvi
Gregory Secaur
Matthew Cary
Sandor Silverman
James Tan
Katherine Hayes
Ross Campbell
Neil Cameron
Dark Tower Comics
Scott Rowland
Joey Robinson
Gregory Cashman
David McCullough
Mike and Carrie Nielsen
William Messick
John Figueroa
Derek Richardson
Benny Gelillo
Kenneth Bartlett
Jose Ferro
Janet Harvey
Michael Hanretty
Eric Huberty
Juan Pablo Schultz
Paul Fosten
Donna Hutt-Stapfer
Mayer Brenner
Ardian Reynolds
Brandon Yates
Lia Kinane
Daniel Fish
Christopher Golden
Jeffrey Bell
Andrew Dahlhouse
Marco Cordova
Matthew Dale
Troy-David Phillips
Robert Alexander
Patrick Stewart
Alex Ostroumov
Owen Ryan
Rajesh Shah
Stephanie Fisher
Maxwell Warner
Mike Frame
Rafi Stephan
Conjoined Comics
Brian Wood
Shawn Manion
Greg Matiasevich
Courtney Wilson
Richard Starkings
Nathan Alderman
Mark Lopez
Meghan Morse
Scott Goeke
Christian Berntsen
Shane Hutchinson
Judith Bogdanove
Richard Nelson
Christopher Keels
Jonathan Gelatt
Tim Stacey
Stanley Willis
Don Satow
Michael Perry
Wilfred Santiago
Kevin Huxford
Jeremy Beebe
Michael McGee
Sevan Ficici
Romaine Colston
Damian Duffy
John Newcom
Frank Graves
Renee Crowl
William Clarke III
Lenette Herzog
Ray Cornwall
Thomas Barichella
Chris Escobedo
Derek Morton
Sail Byrnes
Anonymous
Sarah Abraham
Timothy Finn
Aruneshwar Singh
Sail Music
Ben Slipman
Jonathan Schnabel
A. Michael Koloshinsky
Stephanie Grant
Alexander Varney
Jason VanSlycke
Amy Perry
Matthew Jackson
Ricardo Ruiz-Dana
Kenyon Chung
Samarcand Books
Warren Wannamaker
Joseph Young
Richard Fowlie
Anthony Arevalo
Martin Costello
Roshan Abraham
Leland Dugger
Tommy Sanchez
Bruce Venne
Linda Clark
Valentin Mata
David Ditmeyer
Fernando Ospina
Phillip Suttkus
Jean Farmer
Benjamin Wilikins
Mark Smith
Ande Tucker
Marc Dunning
Christopher Fuller
Leighton Connor
Jared Fletcher
Clayton Cowles
David Brothers
Andy Khouri
Dylan Todd
Al Ewing
Jacob Levy
Darrin Robinson
Abhay Khosla
Neil Curry
William De Witt
Michael Miller
Alex Joss
Tiara Daughtry
Kathryn Fairman
Lindsey Ljungquist
Jeffrey Lester
Thomas Spurgeon
Bryant Kotyk
Ariana Maher
Sean Coverdell
Grady W. Smithey
Michael Hoskin
Cullen Kiker
Jamie Lawson
Hughes Beaulne
Alex Bickmore
Justin Doherty
Rich Thigpen
Stephen Finch
Tomas Bolino
Jeffrey Baumert
Karsten Lawson
Philip Pearce
Joshua Reynolds
Ronald Hood
Zachary Gabriel
Sharmylae Taffe-Fletcher
Megan Geldhof
Wizard’s Asylum
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Morgan Piatt
Jacob Boucher
Braille Tshirts.com
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Brian Rust
Sarah Worman
Ken Barnes
Don Reisig
Kumate Works
Glenn Carrere
Lewis Smith
Colin O’Neil
Jed Wasserman
Kevin Maroney
Olajide Kuye
James Mathurin
Miaoran Li
Flidget Jerome
Paul Burne
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Tim Utsler
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John Polojac
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Great news. I hope people continue to donate to the Initiative too, in hopes of providing help for others that’ll decrease the need for help of this specific sort…

I’m very glad this worked out.

Thanks for reporting the outcome of our effort to honor Robert’s memory. The outpouring of support for Robert and the Hero Initiative is overwhelming. Although we began this work for Robert, it is so gratifying to know that we were able to do something good for his family too.

May Mr. Washington rest in peace. It’s beautiful so many folks came together so that he could have a proper service. Prayers go up for his family, friends, and fans.

It was a nice gesture.

To all the FANS:
If you love Comics, please donate!
HELP THE HERO INITIATIVE

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