WESTFIELD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – A New Jersey high school principal who lost his life after donating bone marrow to save a sick teen was laid to rest Tuesday.
Westfield High School principal Dr. Derrick Nelson died last week at the age of 44.READ MORE: R. Kelly Found Guilty Of All Counts In Sex Trafficking, Racketeering Trial
Family, friends, students and teachers attended the funeral at St. John Baptist Church in Scotch Plains.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine Mandate For New York City Teachers To Take Effect After Federal Appeals Court Lifts Temporary Ban
Nelson was in a coma for a month after donating bone marrow to a 14-year-old boy in France.
He also served 20 years in the U.S. Army Reserve.MORE NEWS: Parents Of Immunocompromised Girl Say Long Island School District Refused Requests For Adequate Remote Option
He left behind a fiancé and 6-year-old daughter.