Funerals and memorial services

Antonio Basco, left, the long-time companion of Margie Reckard, 63, speak to reporter Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. Hundreds of well-wishers gathered at an El Paso cemetery on Saturday to support Basco as he buried his companion of 22 years. Reckard was killed by a gunman who opened fire at an El Paso Walmart this month. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)
August 17, 2019 - 3:56 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Thousands of strangers came to say goodbye to a woman who was killed a mass shooting in El Paso after hearing her longtime companion had few family members left. Antonio Basco had told reporters he felt alone in planning the funeral for Margie Reckard, one of 22 people killed...
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Mourners deliver flowers on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, for the funeral in El Paso, Texas, of Margie Reckard, 63, who was killed by a gunman in a mass shooting earlier in the month. Hundreds of strangers from El Paso and around the country came to pay their respects Friday after her husband, Antonio Basco, said he felt alone planning her funeral. He invited the world to join him in remembering his companion of 22 years. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)
August 16, 2019 - 8:07 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — When Jordan Ballard read that one of the victims of the El Paso massacre had few relatives and the public was invited to her funeral, the Los Angeles resident bought a plane ticket and flew to El Paso to honor a woman she had never met. She was one of hundreds of strangers who...
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A makeshift memorial sits outside Ned Peppers nightclub in the Oregon District entertainment neighborhood where on Aug. 4 a gunman killed nine people, on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in Dayton Ohio(AP Photo/Dan Sewell)
August 14, 2019 - 3:55 pm
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A longtime friend of the Dayton shooter who authorities say bought him body armor and helped assemble the weapon used in the massacre will remain in jail on a charge unrelated to the shooting. Authorities said there's no indication Ethan Kollie knew his friend was planning a...
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Mourners gather to attend the visitation services for Jordan Anchondo at San Jose Funeral Home in El Paso, Texas on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. Andre and Jordan Anchondo, were among the several people killed last Saturday, when a gunman opened fire inside a Walmart packed with shoppers. Authorities say Jordan Anchondo was shielding the baby, while her husband shielded them both. (AP Photo/Jorge Salgado)
August 10, 2019 - 9:13 pm
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Mourners gathered across the country Saturday to remember the lives of a graduate student beloved by friends, a man who died in his son's arms and a mother who shielded her infant from gunfire. The funerals were among several being held for people who died in mass shootings last...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 photo, friends and family attend the rosary for Leonardo Campos at Sunset Funeral Home in El Paso, Texas. A memorial service was held for 41-year-old Leonardo "Leo" Campos, who was killed along with his wife when a gunman opened fire at an El Paso Walmart. Leo Campos grew up in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas but had in recent years moved to El Paso. (Briana Sanchez/The El Paso Times via AP)
August 09, 2019 - 5:30 pm
Families of those killed when a gunman opened fire at an El Paso Walmart are gathering at funerals on each side of the U.S.-Mexico border to remember loved ones whose lives told the story of the vibrant region. The 22 people killed ranged in age from 15 to 90, and included citizens of Mexico and...
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Youths comfort each other at the funeral of elementary school principal Elsa Mendoza, of one of the 22 people killed in a shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. Mexican officials have said eight of the people killed in Saturday's attack were Mexican nationals. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez)
August 08, 2019 - 9:04 pm
CIUDAD JUÁREZ, Mexico (AP) — As funerals were held Thursday in Mexico for some of the country's citizens who died in the El Paso shooting, a lawyer for the suspected gunman's family said they never heard him express racist views. Authorities believe Patrick Crusius, 21, wrote a racist, rambling...
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Mourners write on Keyla Salazar's casket during the 13-year-old's funeral on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, in San Jose, Calif. Salazar and two others were killed when a gunman opened fire at the Gilroy Garlic Festival July 28. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
August 06, 2019 - 11:27 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Mourners used colored markers to write messages on Keyla Salazar's white casket before a funeral Tuesday for the middle-school teenager killed in a mass shooting at a California food festival. "Keyla, you're an angel. We will never forget you!" read one. Another said, "Keyla...
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This undated photo provided by Maria G. Zalaya shows Keyla Salazar. She was one of three young people who died when a gunman opened fire at a popular California food festival Sunday. The 13-year-old from San Jose, Calif., died at the scene. (Maria G. Zalaya via AP)
August 06, 2019 - 1:40 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the mass shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in California (all times local): 11:30 a.m. The FBI says it has discovered a "target list" compiled by the gunman in a California mass shooting that listed nationwide religious institutions, federal buildings,...
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Tunisian parliament president Mohamed Ennaceur, puts his hand on the Quran to be sworn in as Tunisian interim President in Tunis, Tunisia, Thursday, July 25, 2019. Ennaceur, the leader of Tunisia's parliament has been sworn in as the interim president of the North African country after 92-year-old President Beji Essebsi died in office. The state news agency TAP reported that Mohamed Ennaceur, president of the Assembly of People's Representatives, took the oath of office Thursday July 25, hours after Essebsi's death in the morning. (Lassad Manai/Tunisian Assembly via AP)
July 26, 2019 - 3:21 am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia is inviting world leaders to attend the funeral for its president who died in office and preparing a new election to replace him. The next election was originally set for Nov. 17, but is being rescheduled after President Beji Caid Essebsi died in office Thursday at 92...
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Lucinda Franks, widow of former Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, is escorted after his funeral at Temple Emanu-El, in New York, Thursday, July 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 25, 2019 - 10:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor lavished praise on her onetime mentor, former Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, saying at his funeral Thursday that he made her the human being and legal mind she is today. More than 1,000 mourners filled Temple Emanu-El, the...
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