Meal Train, Fundraising Campaign Set for Slain Man’s Family

A meal train and a fundraising campaign have been organized to help the family of the man who was stabbed to death Thursday.

A notice sent out Friday to the Walt Whitman High School community read,

“Dear Whitman Family:

In response to the sudden tragedy that has struck the Cisneros Campos family, a Meal Train has been organized to support the family over the next couple of weeks. If you would like to donate a meal to the family of Brittny Cisneros Campos (Grade 11), please click on the following link:

Suffolk police arrested Candelario Cordova, accusing him of killing Roque Elias Cisneros in a dispute of unknown origin that began at the victim”s home on 12th Avenue but traveled to Oakwood Road. Cordova also is accused of wounded Cisneros’ wife, Vilma Campos. Cordova was arraigned Friday on charges of  second-degree murder.  The killing occurred on Oakwood Road, across the street from Stimson Middle School.

Dr. Jim Wright, former athletic director for the  South Huntington school district, called Cisneros, “A great man and an even better father. I had many interactions with him and he was the perfect sports parent. I am devastated and offer whatever the family needs.”

Another person posted, “The victim was a parent of a Whitman student. He was a good man and a wonderful neighbor. It was a violent and senseless crime. Be kind and compassionate. This affects the whole community. Prayers for the family.”

And Deb Adams-Kaden, whose husband, Jim, was president of the South Huntington school board for several years, wrote, “The members of this family have been my neighbors for years. The boys were always polite and pleasant and we enjoyed watching them as they grew to be men. I will miss my neighborly greetings and chats with their Dad and pray for their Mom’s recovery. This is a tragedy.”

A.L. Jacobsen Funeral Home details on a service are pending.

A GoFundMe campaign has also been established for the father of four.



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