Support from the community is pouring in this holiday season for the wife and two young children of a 33-year-old Mastic man killed in a car wreck in Medford earlier this month.
Kristopher Muller, whose eldest son Maverick turns 3 this month and whose youngest son Bodhi turned 1 in September, was killed when he lost control of the 2019 Dodge Ram pickup he was driving north on Hospital Road about 9:41 p.m. on Dec. 1, according to Suffolk police. The vehicle crossed over E. Woodwide Ave. in Medford and struck multiple trees in a wooded area.
“Kris worked hard to provide for his family, sometimes working 7 days a week so Brittany could be at home with their boys,” wrote Kevin Escobar, a cousin of Muller’s wife Brittany, on a GoFundMe page he established on behalf of Muller’s family.
The page has raised raised nearly $94,000 in more than 850 donations.
“He was an amazing husband to Brittany and father to their sons,” Escobar continued. “Kris worked hard to provide for his family, sometimes working 7 days a week so Brittany could be at home with their boys.”
Escobar explained that the fundraiser is aimed at helping Brittany Muller “keep her household running” in the coming months.
“Kris had an infectious personality, lighting up every room he walked into,” Escobar wrote. “His greatest pride was his family, please help us support them.”
Funeral services were held for Muller at Robertaccio Funeral Home in Patchogue, Dec. 7-9.
Kris is also survived by his father Carl, his mother Sheri, and his sister Kaitlyn, as well as his “Pop Pop,” according to his obituary published by Robertaccio.
“We all suffered a huge unimaginable loss – our lives will never be the same the lights have dimmed to a never before known darkness – but we have to push forward as Kris now needs us to be the strength, light and love that he was to all of us,” Muller’s obituary reads. “From the moment he entered this world to the ungodly moment that he left he brought so much love, sunshine, laughter, caring, and respect for others to all that he encountered.”
Top photo: Kris Muller with his two sons. (Source: GoFundMe)