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Heroin Memorial - 2015/08/13 - Rinaldo DePaola - Age 24 yrs - Sayre, Pennsylvania

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2015/08/13- Rinaldo DePaola - Age 24 yrs - Sayre, Pennsylvania

Submitted by: Geri DePaola - Parent

Name: Rinaldo DePaola
State:  Pennsylvania, 18840

Date of Passing: 08/13/2015
Date of Birth: 10/23/1990
Age: 24 

Tell Us About Them:

Rinaldo, known as RayRay was charming, very intelligent, engagong, funny, he could talk to anyone in any situation. He was athletic, loved by many.


Tell Us About Their Struggles With Addiction:

RayRay started using opiates in high school. They were never prescribed, but given to him initially to help him play through the pain of a football injury. He smoked pot as well, and, if the truth he known, used whatever he could get his hands on. This evolved into the heroin addiction which eventually led him to jail. After 6 + months sober he relapsed and died from fentayl-laced heroin with his first use.


What Made Them Smile?

Everything. He loved life, dogs, babies, his family. He was a prankster.


What Do You Miss the Most About Them?

His voice, his hugs. He wasn't a big guy, but he was strong and wrap his big strong arms around me. I loved working in the yard with him.


If You Had a Chance to Say One More Thing to Your Angel What Would It Be?

Please be strong, we need you.

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