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Fund Set Up For Reda Gul’s Family

Last week, “06880” reported the tragic news of the death — in a Pakistan automobile accident — of Reda Gul. The 2016 Staples High School graduate had returned to her native country, to study medicine.

Many Westporters know the Gul family. Reda’s father Zahoor works as a handyman and taxi driver. He previously worked at the Westport Library, stacking shelves and doing other tasks.

He is beloved by older Westporters. He shovels their walks and cleans their gutters.

Reda Gul

Reda Gul

Keeping his family — there are 2 younger brothers — afloat in Westport is a constant struggle. But he knows the schools are good, and it’s the best thing for them.

Somehow he manages to send money home, to his extended family.

Reda’s mother, Nishat, is a cashier at CVS. You may have seen there.

While at Staples, Reda worked at Lester’s clothing store, across from Fresh Market. A kind and cheerful girl, she earned extra money as a babysitter.

In the wake of this tragedy, Westporter Jim Kremens organized a GoFundMe page. The goal is to help the family pay for the considerable and unexpected funeral expenses, which included sending Nishat to Pakistan on short notice. Funds will also enable the Guls to maintain some financial stability through this difficult time.

To aid our Westport neighbors, click here.

Staples Grad Dies In Pakistan Automobile Crash

Reda Gul — a Staples Class of 2016 graduate and former “Student of the Month” — died in a road accident in Pakistan on Tuesday.

Reda Gul

Reda Gul

According to The News — a Pakistani website — Reda was a U.S. citizen. Friends in Westport say that after Staples, she returned to her native country to study medicine, in Peshawar. As a freshman, she played on the Staples basketball team.

The News reported that the driver — a friend of Reda’s — lost control of the vehicle, which overturned on the Peshawar-Islamabad Motorway. She was killed instantly; the driver was injured.

A funeral was held in Pakistan. Condolence cards to the Gul family may be sent to 60 Hales Court, Westport, CT 06880.