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Fundraiser announced for Fox Point man crushed by elevator

Milwaukee Memorial Basketball Program
Posted at 8:52 AM, Aug 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-27 09:52:28-04

FOX POINT — Relatives of the 30-year-old man who was killed after attempting to exit an elevator have established a fundraiser to benefit the Milwaukee Memorial Basketball Program.

Samuel Waisbren was laid to rest in Fox Point on Sunday after authorities said he was crushed by an elevator at his home in New York.

Firefighters said the elevator suddenly dropped, trapping him between the car and wall of the elevator shaft.

Harry Waisbren, the victim's brother, established a GoFundMe page after the tragedy to benefit the Milwaukee Memorial Basketball Program.

"Our father started a youth basketball team in an impacted community when Sam was 9. For the next seven years, Sam and his teammates played weekly tournaments throughout Wisconsin," his brother said.

"There is no legacy Sam would have loved more than his passing leading to revitalized support for this kind of constructive after-school program," his brother said.

For information on supporting the fundraiser, click here.