- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 7, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - A man killed in last month’s Manhattan building collapse has been remembered for a life of learning and sacrifice.

The Daily News (https://nydn.us/1ahzziC ) says about 200 worshippers attended the funeral for 23-year-old Nicholas Figueroa on Tuesday. They included a contingent of Boy Scouts, there to honor the Eagle Scout.

Nixon Figueroa said even though it was “heartbreaking,” it was still a “beautiful day” because they all had gathered for his son.

The Rev. Lawrence Ford said Figueroa taught others about faith.

The assembled carried red roses out of the Church of the Holy Name as Figueroa’s casket was placed in the hearse.

The March 26 explosion and collapse also killed restaurant worker Moises Ismael Locon Yac (moy-SEHS’ ihs-MY’-ehl loh-KOHN’ yak).


Information from: Daily News, https://www.nydailynews.com



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