The family of a West New York EMT, who was also a volunteer fireman in Pennsylvania, is seeking help to pay for the funeral costs associated with his untimely passing.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Roberto Claros, 28, suddenly passed away on Sunday, June 19 due to complications from surgery.
Claros’ unexpected death was particularly hard for his two children, given that it was Father’s Day. His son is 10 years old, his daughter is 3 years old and his wife is a Weehawken EMT, friends told Hudson County View.
According to the GoFundMe page set up by Union City’s Alex Charris, Claros was a West New York EMT and a volunteer fireman for the Penn Forest Fire Department for 12 years.
“Much of his time was spent working 24, 48, and sometimes even 72 hours consecutive yet I never once heard Rob complain, instead I was amazed at his work ethic,” the page description says.
“But Robs [sic] legacy is a lot bigger than his career as an EMT and Fireman, Rob was incredibly generous, often sharing anything he could to help a friend in need. Rob was one the the most unselfish people I’ve ever met and while he never took any charity from anyone he was the first one in line if anyone ever needed help.”
The page has set a goal of $10,000 and has already raised $5,155 in just two-and-a-half days.