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H. Gene Murtha Memorial Fund

Started by AlanSummers, October 12, 2015, 11:42:41 PM

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H. Gene Murtha Memorial Fund

H. Gene Murtha, a naturalist and poet, passed away October 9, 2015.
He was was born on October 19, 1955 under the sign of Libra in Philadelphia, Pa.
He has won or placed high in a number of haikai contest around the world.

Gene sponsored and judged the first haiku contest for the inner city children of Camden, NJ., for the Virgilio Group, of which he is an lifetime member.

With renku partners Bill (Wm. J.) Higginson and Paul MacNeil, he is co-inventor of the single-words shisan renku entitled, Cobweb.

His memberships include the Pennsylvania Poetry Society, Mad Poets Society, The Haiku Society of America, and the Nick Virgilio Haiku Association.

Here is a quote from Rachel Glowacz Rodgers...

"Here I sit thinking of what to write asking for financial support and my mind goes blank. Idk what to say. So I'm going to write about how H Gene Murtha felt about about the financials of his passing.

Gene, myself and his son Derek have been struggling for quite awhile. The last thing he wanted, was for us to be in debt over his passing. His wishes were selfless to the end. Gratefully, medicaid covers the cremation. But there is still the matter of a memorial and income lost to Derek and myself surrounding this. If you can't donate, please don't guilt yourself. You can help by simply sharing this post and the poetry of a gentle soul who no longer suffers. Gene, you'll always have my love.

All donations will be used toward funeral and related expenses. (minus the fees GoFundMe takes)

The Haiku Foundation Registry of Poets: Gene Murtha:

Alan Summers,
founder, Call of the Page

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