Jonathan David Kowalczyk of Saddle Brook died on Oct. 16. He was 33 years old.
Jonathan attended Don Bosco Technical High School in Paterson, and later Bergen County Community College.
More than $9,200 had been raised in Jonathan's memory on a GoFundMe as of Nov. 8.
He was being remembered for his heart and caring nature.
"A guy who was always willing to help, have a good time, and would do anything for his friends and loved ones," said Gloria Udrija.
"Jon is a special person, and will always be remembered for his caring way," Darelene Noe said.
He is survived by his mom Mary Pettway and dad Walter Kowalczyk; step-dad Eldrige Pettway and Krystyna Kowalczyk; siblings Lauryn Dillard; Michelle Kowalczyk and Eriq Tyler Pettway; grandparents Irene and Peter Mlynaryk; uncle Mark Mlynaryk; girlfriend Yaribeth Reyes and countless friends.
Services were held at the Kugler Community Home for Funerals last month.
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