Jonathan Siwek Remembered 1 Year
One year after the tragic loss of Jon Siwek, family members, friends, and railroad safety advocates gathered in Jonís honor at a party that will forever be remembered.† The Pee Wee Benefit organized by Teresa Bochnak was a big hit.† Nearly 200 patronís poured their way into the classy 115th Bourbon St. Club in Merrionette Park.† An extravagant buffet was offered along with bottomless beverages.† Door prizes and raffle winners were announced regularly.† DJ Whitehill played some of Jonís favorite music while giant screen slide shows revealed special moments of his shortened life.† Although Dan and Jim Siwek found it difficult to view the presentation, the brothers along with mother Nancy Duffing reminded us of his legacy.† ďHis smile dazzled the world, his quick wit, quiet easy going attitude, loyalty to friends and family, and the love he shared with those around him.Ē† In celebrating Jonís life tonight it was easily realized how many he had touched in such a short period of time.
††††††††††† T.E.A.R.S. President Ray Zukowski was on hand and urged KristensLaw supporters along with local residents to make pleas to CN Railroad, ICC and the Mt. Greenwood cemetery in hopes of securing this deadly stretch of tracks where Jon was killed.† ďThe situation is worse than it was a year ago.† Residents have staked claim to the Canadian National property adjacent to this tracks.† Preschoolers are playing just a few feet from the speeding trains.Ē
††††††††††† Proceeds raised from the event will be used to promote railroad safety and to aid victims families.† A big thanks goes out to event organizer Teresa Bochnak, the Siwek family and to all who contributed.