Memorial efforts underway for 23-year-old Kerri Becvar after last week’s fatal crash


kerri-disneyThe Becvar family of East Islip is suffering from an unspeakable tragedy after losing 23-year-old Kerri Becvar to a car accident on Carleton Avenue last week.

She was driving a 2002 Honda southbound in East Islip at 8:42 a.m. Friday when the car left the roadway and struck the AmVets building.

She died at Southside Hospital.

“While police are still sorting out the details, it appears that Kerri may have suffered a medical emergency, causing her vehicle to veer off the road and strike a building,” reads an entry on a page set up for the memorial efforts. “This accident occurred within close proximity to their home, making it even more painful and devastating.”

The fund will help with needs associated with the family’s loss, including plans for a celebration of her life here on Long Island, and other memorial efforts. The family intends to have a bench dedicated at East Islip Marina, as well as bring Kerri’s ashes there.

Kerri worked as a custodian at Disney World twice through the college program, and her goal was to save enough money to move and work full-time in the park.

“Kerri was loved and adored by many here on Long Island, and where she was happiest — among her Disney family, friends and cast of characters. Kerri would have insisted on a gathering of family and friends, where there would be joy and laughter, and memories shared.

“What better way to celebrate her life, as she would have wanted it,” reads the Go Fund me page.

Click here to read the entire Go Fund Me entry, and to donate.

Kerri’s parents, Glenn and Jeanne Summa-Becvar, and older sister, Heather, also plan to visit Disney World in Orlando and have a brick dedicated in Kerri’s name.

“She was an ultimate Disney fan and that was her happy place,” said her mom.


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