A GoFundMe campaign has been launched for the family of Tiburcio Castillo — a Quatorze employee who recently passed after succumbing to injuries from an attack last month.
“Tiburcio was reported missing Tuesday, 6/28, after not returning home from his shift Monday night,” wrote Alex McNeice, a partner at the Upper East Side restaurant who launched the campaign. “He was found in a coma in the hospital after reportedly being attacked and robbed of his bicycle on his way home to the South Bronx. After a 13-day battle on life support, Tiburcio has passed away.”
McNeice launched the campaign with the goal of raising $10,000 for the Castillo family to use as they see fit. When we first published this article on Tuesday, July 12, the campaign had raised $8,020 out of a $10,000 goal. On Wednesday morning, the total crept up to over $11,000, and the goal had been increased to $25,000.
The restaurant, located at 1578 First Ave at East 82nd Street, is also donating all of its proceeds from dinner on Friday to Tiburcio’s family.
Tiburcio — or “Tibo,” as he was called — leaves behind a wife and four children.
To contribute, please visit the GoFundMe page here.