Robert Washington Laid to Rest

June 26, 2012

 

(Pictured above, Lorie Washington [sister], Kathy Washington [mother], Lesley Washington [sister])

 

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.

 

—Joe Illidge

 

Robert Washington donors:

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

Sahar Tirband Dastgerdi

Sapna Sharma

Stephanie Hsieh

Morgan Piatt

Jacob Boucher

Braille Tshirts .com

Nicole Dubuc

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

Anonymous

Alexandra Alberstadt

Anonymous

Anonymous

Anonymous

Anonymous

Carl Andrew

Anonymous

Reyes Delgado Jr.

Tim Utsler

Anonymous

John Polojac

Carlos del Rosario

Anonymous

James Melvin

Kevin Kluck

Alan Lee

Anonymous

Mackenzie Walton

Patricia M. Cotton

Anonymous

Matt Wayne

 

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