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Funeral Plans Set For 2 Metro-North Train Derailment Victims

Wake & Funeral Services Set For Jim Lovell, James Ferrari
Jim Lovell and James Ferrari (credit: CBS 2)

Jim Lovell and James Ferrari (credit: CBS 2)

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Deadly Derailment

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Funeral plans are scheduled for two of the four victims of the deadly Metro-North train crash.

Wake services for Jim Lovell will be held Thursday at the Clinton Funeral Home in Cold Spring. A funeral Mass is set for 11 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Loretto Church in Cold Spring.

Lovell, a sound and lighting expert, was heading into the city to help set up the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center when the accident occurred.

Lovell also worked as an audio technician for NBC programs, including the “Today” show, for more than 20 years.

“He was not only a skilled technician but also one of the nicest guys you ever met,” wrote “Today” executive producer Don Nash in a statement.

Wake services for the second victim, James Ferrari, of Montrose, will be Wednesday at the Cortlandt Funeral Home in Verplanck. A funeral service is set for 10 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Divine Love in Montrose.

Ferrari worked weekends in Manhattan performing building maintenance to put his daughter through college.

“It was a shock to everyone,” said Ferrari’s friend, Renata Martello. “I’m still in shock.”

Two others, Donna Smith, 54, of Newburgh, and Kisook Ahn, 35, of Queens, were also killed in Sunday’s train crash.

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