West Orange Family Needs Help After Father, Husband Passes Away

Eric Kiefer
·1 min read

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A West Orange family is struggling in the wake of a devastating tragedy and can use the community’s help, officials say.

The West Orange Public School District shared the following message about a local family in need on Monday:

“Bryan Cowley was a loving father to six children and a caring husband to his wife Tammy. He passed away suddenly last week. He has worked up to three jobs at a time to support his large family, but lost his primary job due to COVID-related cutbacks in April. As a result, Bryan lost his life insurance, and the unemployment checks he had been receiving will terminate.”

Major Joseph Marchesini (USAF-Ret.), Commander of the West Orange High School JRAFROTC, has launched a GoFundMe campaign to help cover immediate and significant expenses. It’s raised more than $20,000 from almost 300 donors as of Monday evening.

  • Visit the Go Fund Me page here to make a donation.

  • If you are interested in providing meals for the family, go here.

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This article originally appeared on the West Orange Patch