WESTFIELD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – A New Jersey high school principal who died after donating bone marrow to a sick teen will be laid to rest this week.
Flags are flying at half staff Monday in honor of Dr. Derrick Nelson.READ MORE: Police: Man Stabbed In Head With Machete After Argument At Walmart In Kearny, N.J.
The Westfield High School principal died last week at the age of 44.Some Real Estate Agents Report Surge Of New Yorkers Moving From Manhattan To The Bronx
He was in a coma for a month after donating bone marrow to a 14-year-old boy in France.
Nelson also served 20 years in the U.S. Army Reserve.MORE NEWS: Reopenings Continue On Broadway As 'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' Resumes Performances
A viewing will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at St. John Baptist Church in Scotch Plains. His funeral is set for Tuesday.