Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Memorial Fund for Gloria Hsu Pirotte

Here's a forwarded message from the Pirotte family concerning the upcoming memorial for Gloria:

Dear friends and family of Gloria and Chad,

It is very evident how much the Pirotte family is loved by all the tremendous support you have shown them through your unceasing prayers, cooked meals, and heartfelt words of encouragement. The deepest valleys of life often present the greatest opportunities for the most beautiful acts of sacrifice, as this community has so profoundly demonstrated the past several months.   

Many of you have expressed a desire to practically serve Chad and the girls at this time. In response to this growing sentiment and in lieu of flowers (which Glo doesn't really like and would think are a waste of money), a memorial fund has been created. The memorial fund donations will be a crucial source of finances for Chad and the girls that will assist them both immediately and in the long term.  Chad has been hesitant to say this because he doesn't want people to feel emotionally obliged in any way to give, but due to Gloria's Rheumatoid Arthritis, they were not able to cover her with life insurance.  These funds will help the Pirottes with their immediate financial obligations (e.g. funeral costs); additionally it will aid Chad in paying off existing debt (student loans, mortgage, etc.), which would relieve him of considerable stress regarding the family budget. As you can imagine, this has been a year of extraordinary and unexpected hardships for the Pirotte family—so your desire and willingness to give generously is even that much more meaningful to Chad.

If you would like to make a donation here are some ways to give:

1. If you would like to donate electronically via PayPal, gifts can be sent to

2. If you would like to wire money, email and she will send you the account information

3. A donation box at the wake/service. All checks should be made out to the "Gloria Hsu Pirotte Memorial Fund"

4. Lastly, if none of those options work, you can mail your gift to Liz Ha, at 1919 W. Addison St. #R, Chicago, IL 60613

If you have any questions, please contact Liz Ha at or (646) 382-4420.  Also please forward this on to anyone who may have been touched by Glo's life and would like to contribute to her memorial fund. We know this will be far and wide.

Lastly, on behalf of Chad, Kelissa, and Karinna, thank you for loving them so faithfully.

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