Last Victim Of Metro-North Derailment Laid To Rest
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The final funeral service held for Saturday for one of the four passengers killed in the Metro-North derailment in the Bronx last weekend.
Kisook Ahn, 35, worked at a rehab center for children in Ossining. She was on her way home to Queens after finishing a night shift when the Hudson line train derailed near the Spuyten Duyvil station.
Four people, including Ahn, were killed and more than 60 were hurt.
She was laid to rest in Woodside, Queens Saturday morning.
The memorial services for two other victims were held on Friday. Hundreds of mourners joined the widow of Jim Lovell and their four children in Cold Spring to remember the beloved family man.
Lovell, a sound and lighting expert, was headed to work on the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree at the time of the accident.
The TV broadcast of Wednesday’s tree-lighting was dedicated to Lovell, a married father of four. Longtime friend Janet Barton said he was beloved and that he also enjoyed wind surfing and playing guitar.
Across the Hudson River in Newburgh, fellow train passenger Donna Smith was laid to rest Friday. She was headed to Lincoln Center to hear her sister sing Handel’s “Messiah” with a choral group.
She was on the train with her sister when she died. Her sister walked away with minor injuries.
Smith, 54, was a paralegal and an auxiliary chaplain with a local fire department.
James Ferrari of Montrose was buried Thursday.
At Ferrari’s funeral, his brother said the derailment was “just not fair” because Ferrari had found the loving family he wanted.
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