To Secure His Legacy, Family of South Orange’s Ro Empestan Requests Donations to Scholarship Fund

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From friends of the Empestan family:

A year ago today, South Orange lost its first member to COVID-19. Roehl (Ro) Cosio Empestan was a devoted husband and loving father of two young children.

Ro’s wife Jessi Empestan created a scholarship fund at Pace University, his alma mater, to help first-generation students go to college. “One of Ro’s lifetime goals was to financially benefit another person in such a way as to achieve generational impact.  He traced his own success to his father being given the rare opportunity to continue his schooling past the age of 9 thanks to a scholarship. So after Ro’s passing, I knew this would be one of the most important ways to secure his legacy.”

The fund is close to reaching $100,000, which would ensure a lasting impact for years to come. If you can, please donate so that Ro’s legacy can live on in this meaningful way.

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