Strangers show up at woman’s fu­neral

Lesotho Times - - Cartoons & Puzzles -

ORANGETOWN — About 30 peo­ple have paid their re­spects to a woman they never met af­ter re­spond­ing to a call for at­ten­dees for a sub­ur­ban New York fu­neral at which no one was ex­pected to show up.the Journal News re­ports the strangers served as Francine Stein’s pall­bear­ers and also helped bury her dur­ing the ser­vice Wed­nes­day at a ceme­tery in Orangetown.

Stein died at the age of 83. Rabbi Elchanan Wein­bach of­fi­ci­ated the ser­vice and says there was no eu­logy be­cause he didn’t know any­thing about the woman. He learned at the ceme­tery that Stein was a mu­si­cian and had taught at the Jul­liard School. The call for vol­un­teers came on Face­book from Wein­bach’s daugh­ at­tendee said she came to the ser­vice as a sim­ple act of “hu­man de­cency.”

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