Funeral for a Friend

Peisithanatos Press wishes to extend our deepest gratitude to everybody who contributed to the GiveForward campaign that generated the funds needed for Oba Maja’s funeral expenses.  Oba would’ve been blown away by the outpouring of love he’s received from friends, family, and total strangers from across the country. A special shout-out is in order for the incredible Katy Travelstead who spearheaded the campaign to raise funds for Oba’s services.  Katy is a bartender at Pint Pub in Chicago.  We encourage all of our readers to pop in for an ale and tip her well.

Oba’s services will be held on Monday, November 2nd, 2015 at the Lawrence Funeral Home (4800 N. Austin Ave. Chicago, Illinois, 60630) from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.  Following the visitation, a burial procession will head to Queen of Heaven cemetery where Oba will be interred.

Much of Oba’s poetry dealt with themes of love, hope, gratitude, and cosmic harmony. These weren’t intangible things that he simply wrote about, but qualities that he embodied. The folks who played a part in helping Oba’s family during this difficult time embody those qualities too.  On behalf of Oba and his family, we thank you all.

ObaMaja2015(Photo of Oba Maja courtesy of Julia Pello)


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