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Wells Fargo account established for Patrick Warga

Brynn writes:

My story on Bainbridge Island resident Patrick Warga ran in today’s paper and online, but information regarding the Wells Fargo bank account that was being set up to help his family was still unknown at the time of publication.

I’ve since been contacted by neighbor Trevor Ziemba, who said the account is up and running. Donations to help the family can now be made at any Wells Fargo bank under the “Patrick Warga Memorial Fund.”

For those unfamiliar with the story, Warga, 46, was a tugboat captain with Foss Maritime. He was working in Tampico, Mexico on Christmas and went with a shipmate to a Christmas Eve service in town. The two stayed at a hotel overnight because it was unsafe to return to the shipyard after dark. Warga went to get tea the next morning before returning to the ship and was robbed and brutally beaten, supposedly by a 20-year-old man who has since been arrested, according to local news reports out of Mexico.

Warga was taken to a local hospital and then flown to a hospital in San Diego on Dec. 26. His family flew down to say goodbye and he died Tuesday night.

He leaves behind wife Kelly and three children, including son Adam who is set to graduate high school in 2012.