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Les visages de certains des plus de 185000 vies perdues aux États-Unis à cause du coronavirus

La nouvelle pandémie de coronavirus a laissé une marque indélébile sur les Américains de tous âges et de tous horizons. Le nombre de morts a grimpé de plus de 185 000 personnes.

Ceux que nous avons perdus viennent de tous les horizons et comprennent les personnes mêmes – les premiers intervenants et le personnel médical – qui ont travaillé avec tant de diligence et de désintéressement pour endiguer la vague de l’infection et soigner les malades.

Mais le virus a également mis en évidence les disparités aux États-Unis – faisant des ravages disproportionnés sur les communautés de couleur, les personnes âgées et les pauvres et attirant l’attention sur une nouvelle classe de travailleurs essentiels qui ne bénéficient pas de la protection des premiers intervenants traditionnels. À New York, premier épicentre des États-Unis, il y a eu 500% de décès de plus en avril qu’il n’y en aurait eu normalement. Aux États-Unis, plus de personnes ont été tuées par COVID-19 que la violence armée et les accidents de voiture en 2019.

«Que nous regardions le SRAS, le H1N1, le MERS ou le Zika, l’impact de cette pandémie est bien plus important que tout événement de maladie infectieuse de mémoire récente», a déclaré le Dr John Brownstein, un épidémiologiste au Boston Children’s Hospital et un Professeur d’épidémiologie à Harvard.

Des personnalités des arts, des survivants de l’Holocauste, des anciens combattants, des éducateurs, des médecins, des travailleurs des transports en commun sont parmi les morts. Diversement décrits comme des héros, des parents attentionnés et des membres de la famille aimants, ils ne seront jamais oubliés.

Voici un aperçu de certains de ceux qui sont morts:

Mise à jour: 5 septembre

Mac Hodges

Mac Hodges, le maire de Washington, en Caroline du Nord, est décédé le 12 août, a annoncé la ville.

«Nous avons le cœur brisé», lit-on dans une déclaration de la ville. « Mais, nous sommes également reconnaissants pour son leadership incroyable, sa vision et surtout l’amitié qu’il a fournie, toujours avec le sourire, à tous ceux qu’il a rencontrés. »

Hodges, 69 ans, était maire depuis 2013. Il a été réélu pour la dernière fois en 2019, a rapporté The News & Observer.

Le gouverneur de Caroline du Nord, Roy Cooper, a tweeté: « Je suis vraiment désolé de perdre Mac Hodges, le grand maire de Washington, Caroline du Nord, à cause de complications liées à Covid-19. Je suis reconnaissant d’avoir travaillé avec un leader et un ECU aussi puissants. [East Carolina University] supporter qui a fait une réelle différence dans la vie de beaucoup. « 

Robert Rhodes

Robert Rhodes, qui était professeur à la Neeley School of Business de la Texas Christian University pendant plus de 30 ans, est décédé le 14 août.

Rhodes a fréquenté l’Université de Tulane, puis la faculté de droit de l’Université Baylor. Il a pratiqué le droit jusqu’en 1984, date à laquelle il est arrivé à la TCU, a déclaré l’université.

« Rob Rhodes était un professeur de professeur – un maître de l’art », a déclaré Daniel Pullin, doyen de la Neeley School of Business, dans un communiqué. « Il était un géant dans la salle de classe et dans la vie, qu’il vivait si bien. « 

« Personne ne s’est investi aussi profondément que lui dans ses étudiants et les dirigeants qu’il les a défiés », a déclaré Pullin.

«Cette perte est dévastatrice pour moi à relayer et à supporter, comme je le sais pour tant de nos étudiants, professeurs et membres du personnel qui admiraient tellement Rob», a déclaré Pullin.

Rhodes laisse dans le deuil son fils et sa femme depuis 24 ans, a rapporté la filiale d’ABC Dallas WFAA.

Sharon Williams

L’officier de police de la Nouvelle-Orléans Sharon Williams, un vétéran de 30 ans du département, est décédé le 26 juillet.

L’homme de 54 ans est né et a grandi à la Nouvelle-Orléans et est devenu «la mère poule de la station», a déclaré un capitaine de police au New York Times.

Williams a passé la majeure partie de sa carrière en tant qu’administrateur dans un district comprenant le Lower Ninth Ward qui a été décimé par l’ouragan Katrina, a rapporté le Times.

Williams laisse dans le deuil ses parents, ses frères et sœurs, son fils et ses 10 petits-enfants, selon le Times.

Mise à jour: 22 août

Leroy Lucio

Le capitaine des pompiers de Houston, Leroy Lucio, 62 ans, est décédé du COVID-19 le 20 juillet, a indiqué le département.

Lucio a rejoint le département en 1990 et a été promu capitaine en 2006.

Il prévoyait de prendre sa retraite dans un an, a rapporté The Houston Chronicle.

Lucio laisse dans le deuil sa femme, ses deux fils et sa fille. «Nos pensées vont à sa famille, à ses amis et aux nombreuses vies qu’il a touchées par son travail dans notre communauté», a déclaré le chef Sam Peña, selon la Chronique. « Une personne aussi gentille nous manquera, mais ma foi me réconforte que son travail ici sur terre était complet et que Dieu l’a appelé à être à ses côtés alors qu’il veille sur tous les premiers intervenants. »

Gilbert Polanco

Gilbert Polanco, 55 ans, agent pénitentiaire de longue date à la prison de San Quentin en Californie, est décédé le 9 août.

Il a commencé à travailler à la prison à l’âge de 21 ans, a déclaré sa fille à la station ABC San Francisco KGO.

« Le Sgt. Gilbert Polanco a fait preuve d’un engagement et d’une bravoure inébranlables en tant qu’agent de la paix travaillant en première ligne chaque jour pendant cette pandémie dévastatrice », a déclaré Ron Broomfield, directeur intérimaire de San Quentin, selon KGO. « Sa mémoire se perpétue dans le cœur de tous les hommes et femmes qui continuent de lutter contre ce virus mortel à San Quentin. Nous pleurons avec sa famille et prions pour leur paix et leur réconfort au milieu de leur perte incommensurable. »

Il laisse dans le deuil sa femme, son fils et sa fille.

Eli Sevener

Eli Sevener, diplômé d’un lycée de l’État de Washington l’année dernière, est décédé le 5 août, a rapporté le Tacoma News Tribune.

Il avait 19 ans, a rapporté la filiale locale de NBC, KING-TV.

« C’était un frère, un ami, un collègue et un fils si fantastiques », a tweeté son frère, selon le journal. « Il avait tellement plus à donner à ce monde. »

Sevener a joué au football et au baseball au lycée Puyallup.

«L’impact d’Eli sur nos entraîneurs et nos joueurs a été énorme», a tweeté l’équipe de football de Puyallup. « Il avait toujours le sourire et était l’un des plus amusants. »

« C’était juste un jeune homme formidable », a déclaré l’entraîneur de baseball de Puyallup, Marc Wiese, à The News Tribune. « C’était un jeune homme dévoué et travailleur qui a finalement eu l’occasion de briller en tant que senior sur le monticule. »

Mise à jour: 15 août

Jeff Kurtzman

Jeff Kurtzman était un agent de bord senior basé à Los Angeles pour Hawaiian Airlines.

Kurtzman a rejoint les compagnies aériennes en 1986 et est devenu connu pour « sa passion pour la découverte de nouveaux endroits, de nouvelles personnes et de nouvelles cultures; son excellent sens de l’humour et son talent pour une conversation facile; et son cœur attentionné », a déclaré le PDG de la compagnie aérienne Peter Ingram dans un communiqué. « Notre équipe en vol a contacté le mari de Jeff et nous offrirons bien sûr tout le soutien que nous pouvons. »

John Duran, membre du conseil municipal de West Life et ancien maire, a déclaré à The Advocate qu’il faisait partie d’un chœur d’hommes gays avec Kurtzman.

« C’était un géant doux et gentil », a déclaré Duran à The Advocate. « Il a donné plus aux autres qu’il n’en a reçu. Il a été une inspiration et une présence joyeuse dans ma vie – et des centaines d’autres. »

Erik Lloyd

Le lieutenant Erik Lloyd du département de police métropolitaine de Las Vegas est décédé le 29 juillet.

Lloyd a rejoint la force en 1990 en tant qu’agent de patrouille, puis en 1995, il a commencé comme détective des stupéfiants, a déclaré le département.

Il est devenu sergent en 2003 et lieutenant en 2014. Récemment, Lloyd a supervisé l’équipe d’enquête sur les forces.

Il était également président du Fonds de la police des officiers blessés, travaillant à collecter des fonds pour les conjoints des policiers tombés au combat ainsi que les frais médicaux des policiers blessés.

Lloyd laisse dans le deuil son épouse depuis 22 ans, ses deux filles et cinq petits-enfants, a indiqué le département.

Michelle Villarreal

Michelle Villarreal était la responsable de la cafétéria de la nutrition des enfants à la Leon Valley Elementary School au Texas, selon le district scolaire.

« Elle avait toujours un sourire sur son visage et n’a jamais hésité à aider un élève, un enseignant, un membre de la cafétéria ou la communauté », a déclaré une déclaration de l’école. « Elle était généreuse et compatissante. »

«Sa passion pour les enfants, aider les autres et cuisiner était inspirante», poursuit le communiqué. «Michelle a touché de nombreux cœurs à l’école Leon Valley Elementary et nous manquera beaucoup.

Villarreal a été présenté dans cette vidéo de mars du district scolaire.

« Elle adorait ces enfants », a déclaré son mari, Marcos Villarreal, à la filiale KSAT d’ABC San Antonio. « Elle en parlait toujours. »

Elle laisse dans le deuil deux enfants et son mari de 27 ans, a rapporté KSAT.

Mise à jour: 8 août

Darla Checketts

Darla Checketts était enseignante au lycée Ben Lomond à Ogden, Utah.

La femme de 57 ans était également mère de cinq enfants, selon KTVX, une filiale de ABC Salt Lake City.

Checketts a passé les cinq dernières années à enseigner les sciences de la famille et de la consommation au lycée Ben Lomond, a rapporté KTVX. Elle a précédemment enseigné en Afrique avec le Peace Corps, selon KTVX.

« Nous encourageons ceux qui lui manqueront le plus à se souvenir de Mme Checketts pour l’impact positif qu’elle a eu dans son école et sa communauté », a déclaré le district scolaire d’Ogden dans un communiqué à ABC News. « Nous demandons que sa mémoire soit honorée en exprimant sa gentillesse, sa bienveillance et son inclusion, tout comme elle l’a fait. »

Valentin Martinez

L’officier de police de Los Angeles Valentin Martinez est décédé le 24 juillet.

L’homme de 45 ans était un vétéran de 13 ans du département, a rapporté la station ABC Los Angeles KABC.

« Il a travaillé comme patrouilleur au sein de @LAPDMission, consacrant sa vie aux habitants de Los Angeles », a tweeté le chef du LAPD, Michel Moore.

Martinez laisse dans le deuil son partenaire domestique qui est enceinte de jumeaux. Elle est attendue en novembre, a déclaré KABC.

«À sa partenaire Megan, sa mère et ses frères et sœurs – nos plus sincères condoléances. Ofcr Martinez, que Dieu vous souhaite la bienvenue à la maison», a écrit Moore.

Gary Tibbetts

Gary Tibbetts, un employé de longue date du représentant de la Floride Vern Buchanan, est décédé le 24 juillet.

L’homme de 66 ans travaillait pour Buchanan depuis 2011, selon le Tampa Bay Times.

« Gary était le professionnel accompli et un vrai fonctionnaire dans tous les sens du terme », a tweeté Buchanan. « Je n’oublierai jamais son esprit édifiant, son sens de l’humour et sa joie d’aider les autres. »

Tibbett était également un ancien sergent du département de police de Manchester dans le New Hampshire. Il a pris sa retraite après plus de 22 ans, a déclaré WMUR, affilié d’ABC Manchester.

La police de Bradenton, en Floride, a tweeté: « Nous sommes profondément attristés et pleurons la perte de notre cher ami Gary Tibbetts. Gary était un fervent partisan de #BradentonPD, et de l’ensemble des forces de l’ordre. Il était un défenseur dévoué et infatigable de la communauté. fièrement servi. « 

Mise à jour: 29 juillet

Joseph Costa

Le Dr Joseph Costa, chef des soins intensifs au Mercy Medical Center de Baltimore, est décédé du COVID-19 le 25 juillet, a déclaré sa famille, selon The Baltimore Sun.

«Il a consacré sa vie et sa carrière à soigner les patients les plus malades», a déclaré Mercy Medical Center dans un communiqué. «Et lorsque la pandémie mondiale s’est abattue sur nous, Joe a continué de manière désintéressée son travail en première ligne – profondément engagé à servir nos patients et notre ville pendant cette période de grand besoin.

Costa « était aimé de ses patients et des membres de leur famille – connu pour ses manières chaleureuses et réconfortantes de chevet ainsi que son style de communication direct et informatif », ajoute le communiqué. «Lorsqu’il a conseillé nos patients et nos familles, il l’a fait avec beaucoup de compassion et d’empathie. Pour toutes les infirmières et le personnel qui travaillaient en étroite collaboration avec Joe dans l’unité de soins intensifs, il était comme un frère aîné que tous admiraient et vénéraient.

Katherine Hoffman

Katherine « Kitty » Hoffman, professeur à la retraite de l’Université d’État de Floride, est décédée du COVID-19 à l’âge de 105 ans, a déclaré son fils au Tallahassee Democrat.

Hoffman a obtenu son diplôme de la FSU en 1936 et lui a donné «du temps, du talent et des ressources à @floridastate pendant plus de 75 ans en tant qu’étudiante, membre du corps professoral, administratrice et ancienne élève», a tweeté l’association des anciens.

Elle a passé près de 40 ans à la faculté de chimie de l’université, au cours desquelles elle a écrit plusieurs manuels, a été doyenne des femmes de l’université et a été présidente du Sénat de la faculté, a rapporté le Tallahassee Democrat.

« Kitty Hoffman était vraiment un trésor. Elle adorait FSU et a consacré sa vie à soutenir les étudiants », a tweeté le président de la FSU, John Thrasher. «En tant que chercheuse pionnière, membre du corps professoral et doyenne, on se souviendra d’elle pour sa grande intelligence, sa grâce et sa dignité. Elle nous manquera tous.

Oscar Rocha

Oscar Rocha, adjoint du shérif du comté d’Alameda, en Californie, est décédé le 23 juillet des suites du COVID-19.

Rocha, 57 ans, a passé 25 ans au service du ministère, principalement au palais de justice René C. Davidson, a déclaré la station ABC de San Francisco KGO.

« Il n’a jamais été secoué », a déclaré sa femme à The Mercury News. «C’est pourquoi il a eu tant de succès. Il était capable de tout gérer et il n’a jamais perdu patience.

« Il a mené un combat courageux jusqu’au bout et ne sera jamais oublié », a déclaré le bureau du shérif.

Mise à jour: 25 juillet

Renee Dermott

Renee Dermott, enseignante dans un collège public de Floride, est décédée le 19 juillet.

La femme de 52 ans semblait s’améliorer la veille de sa mort, a déclaré sa fille, Nicole Dermott, au Tampa Bay Times.

« Elle est debout! Son énergie est en hausse! » Nicole Dermott a écrit sur Facebook dans la nuit du 18 juillet, a rapporté le Tampa Bay Times. « Ma mère pourra rentrer à la maison et je ne discuterai plus jamais avec elle (peut-être) jusqu’à ce qu’elle ait 100 ans. »

Renee Dermott a commencé à travailler à la Seven Springs Middle School l’année dernière, enseignant les arts de la langue anglaise et l’histoire des États-Unis.

« Notre sympathie va à sa famille, et nous partageons leur chagrin et leur sentiment de perte », a déclaré l’école dans un communiqué.

George Longoria

George Longoria était un gardien de sécurité de longue date pour l’équipe de la Major League Soccer de Houston, le Houston Dynamo.

Longoria était un « membre bien-aimé de la famille », a tweeté le Houston Dynamo le 11 juillet. « La chaleur et la gentillesse de George étaient toujours évidentes alors qu’il surveillait les vestiaires et le tunnel depuis le premier jour en 2006. »

Longoria était « un gars incroyable qui avait toujours des mots encourageants et un sourire avant chaque match et après », a tweeté l’ancien joueur du Dynamo Giles Barnes.

Le commentateur de football Glenn Davis a tweeté que le stade « a pris vie avec son sourire, le souci des autres. Ce ne sera plus jamais la même chose pour moi d’aller dans ce stade ».

Joshua Obra

Joshua Obra était infirmière dans un établissement de soins de longue durée et un amoureux de Disney à vie, a rapporté la station ABC Los Angeles KABC.

Obra était connu pour son compte Instagram où il a publié des conseils d’initiés Disney, a déclaré KABC.

En tant qu’infirmière, Obra était « altruiste » et « voulait sauver les autres et prendre soin des autres avant lui », a déclaré sa sœur Jasmine à KABC. « En tant qu’infirmière, vous ne fuyez pas le feu, vous courez directement dans le feu. »

L’homme de 29 ans est décédé le 6 juillet, selon sa nécrologie.

The Walt Disney Company est la société mère d’ABC News.

Mise à jour: 18 juillet

Vincent Buchinsky Jr., 70 ans

Vincent Buchinsky Jr., 70 ans, était un artiste et un éducateur qui « a enseigné et inspiré des milliers de personnes » au cours de ses 30 années à Harrison High School et au Sussex County Community College, a déclaré le gouverneur du New Jersey, Phil Murphy.

Après sa retraite, Buchinsky a enseigné des cours d’art aux personnes âgées.

Buchinsky avait un baccalauréat en beaux-arts de l’Université Pratt et une maîtrise en arts du Montclair State College. Son art a été exposé dans des galeries du New Jersey, de Pennsylvanie, de Californie et du Massachusetts, selon sa nécrologie.

L’inspiration de son art est venue de «la turbulence de la vie», a-t-il dit un jour, selon sa nécrologie. « L’amour, la joie, le bonheur, le pardon, la rédemption, la naissance et la mort… des choses que nous partageons tous. »

Buchinsky laisse dans le deuil sa fille, son fils et ses petits-enfants.

Alice Guzman

Alice Guzman, belle-mère du représentant Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, et l’ancien secrétaire du HUD Julian Castro, sont décédés du coronavirus le 10 juillet.

« C’était une femme merveilleuse. Toujours très chaleureuse et aimante », a déclaré Julian Castro à MSNBC. « Merveilleuse mère, merveilleuse épouse. Les mots ne peuvent pas exprimer le chagrin. »

Julian Castro a tweeté que son père a également COVID-19 et qu’il « se bat » et « va bien ».

Abraham Vega

Abraham Vega, le shérif du comté de Lynn, au Texas, est décédé du coronavirus le 11 juillet, selon l’Association des chefs des adjoints du Texas.

Vega a été président de la Chief Deputy Association de 2015 à 2016 et est devenu le shérif du comté de Lynn en 2016, a rapporté la filiale d’ABC Dallas WFAA. Vega était candidat à la réélection et a remporté la primaire républicaine en mars 2020, a déclaré la WFAA.

« Abraham n’était pas seulement un homme authentique et généreux, mais aussi un pilier de notre communauté et de notre comté », a déclaré le juge du comté de Lynn, Mike Braddock, dans un communiqué, selon KCBD, affilié de Lubbock NBC. « Son travail en tant que shérif du comté de Lynn n’est pas passé inaperçu, tout le monde autour de lui savait que c’était sa passion. … Sheriff était le titre qui lui allait le mieux »

Mise à jour: 11 juillet

Isaac Flores

Isaac Flores, un jeune de 17 ans de la région de San Antonio, est décédé le 2 juillet, selon la Miracle League de San Antonio, une ligue de baseball pour enfants ayant des besoins spéciaux.

« Ses yeux dansaient de joie à chaque fois qu’il craquait le baseball pour un coup. Et il prenait son temps au trot du home run autour des buts avec un sourire », a déclaré la Ligue Miracle de San Antonio dans un communiqué. « Le mois dernier, Issac a montré de quoi il était fait, en sortant du Southwest Legacy HS avec la promotion 2020. Issac a terminé ce qu’il avait commencé, et toute sa famille ne pouvait pas être plus fière. »

« Les mots ne suffisent pas pour décrire le chagrin que nous ressentons tous dans la famille Miracle League of SA après avoir perdu trop tôt une lumière aussi brillante », a déclaré la ligue.

Lynn Jones

Lynn Jones, adjointe au bureau du shérif du comté de Lake en Floride, a servi le comté pendant 13 ans.

Il a récemment été affecté à la prison du comté de Lake.

« Il aimait sa carrière, son agence et surtout sa famille », a déclaré le ministère. « Il était engagé et aimait la vie. Il manque à tous et restera toujours dans les mémoires pour son incroyable charisme. »

Jones laisse dans le deuil sa femme et ses trois filles.

Erica McAdoo

Erica McAdoo, un haut responsable de la détention du département de police de Los Angeles, est décédée le 3 juillet.

La femme de 39 ans laisse dans le deuil sa mère, selon un communiqué du gouverneur de Californie Gavin Newsom.

McAdoo était « aimé, respecté et admiré », a déclaré la division des services de garde du LAPD dans un communiqué.

« Erica était une professionnelle qui a accepté les défis du travail de garde et la transition de l’agent de garde à la surveillance de garde. Elle faisait partie d’une nouvelle génération, augmentant le niveau et le niveau des attentes pour notre personnel », indique le communiqué. « Toujours avec un sourire rassurant et une disposition apaisante, la présence d’Erica – et l’absence se faisait sentir. »

« Si l’un des buts ultimes de la vie est de faire une différence dans la vie des autres, Erica l’a accompli », poursuit le communiqué. « Notre division et son personnel sont meilleurs grâce à son temps et à son engagement. »

Les drapeaux du Capitole seront arborés à demi-bâton en l’honneur de McAdoo, selon le communiqué du gouverneur.

Mise à jour: 4 juillet

Stephan Kamholz

Le Dr Stephan Kamholz était le président du département de médecine du Maimonides Medical Center à New York.

Kamholz était en première ligne lorsque le coronavirus a frappé son hôpital de Brooklyn, mais même lorsqu’il est tombé malade, il a continué à enseigner aux médecins et aux infirmières, a déclaré sa fille, Sandra Kamholz Oza, au New York Times.

« Il enseignait jusqu’à son dernier souffle », a-t-elle déclaré au journal.

« En plus d’être un médecin extraordinaire, il était gentil, compatissant et avait toujours un sourire sur son visage », a déclaré le centre médical Maimonides dans un communiqué. « Il restera dans les mémoires comme un mentor, un enseignant brillant, un leader et un ami de toutes les vies qu’il a touchées personnellement et professionnellement. »

Kamholz est décédé le 11 juin à 72 ans, selon le Times. Il laisse dans le deuil sa femme, ses enfants et ses petits-enfants.

Lynika Strozier

Lynika Strozier, une travailleuse dévouée du Field Museum de Chicago, est décédée le 7 juin.

L’homme de 35 ans rêvait d’être un scientifique, a rapporté la station ABC Chicago WLS.

« Lynika dégageait une passion pour la science, la recherche, l’enseignement et le mentorat », ont déclaré des responsables du musée dans un communiqué. « Elle était incroyablement travailleuse, compatissante, dévouée et inspirante. »

«Lynika a rejoint le Field en tant que stagiaire d’été en 2009 et a continué à travailler dans divers rôles au musée, y compris en tant que chercheuse dans notre laboratoire d’ADN», indique le communiqué du musée. « En 2018, elle a obtenu deux diplômes de maîtrise: une maîtrise en éducation scientifique de l’Université de l’Illinois à Chicago et une maîtrise en biologie de l’Université Loyola de Chicago. »

«Elle commençait à peine à voir les fruits de son travail acharné lorsque sa vie a été prise», a déclaré sa collègue, Erica Zahnle, à WLS. « C’est tragique parce qu’elle était capable de faire tellement plus. »

Betty Tapley et Curtis Tapley

Betty Tapley et Curtis Tapley ont été mariés pendant 53 ans et sont décédés du COVID-19 à moins d’une heure d’intervalle, selon la filiale d’ABC Dallas WFAA.

Il avait 79 ans et elle en avait 80.

PHOTO: Curtis et Betty Tarpley sur une photo non datée.

Curtis et Betty Tarpley sur une photo non datée.

Curtis et Betty Tarpley sur une photo non datée.

Les Tapley ont grandi dans la même ville de l’Illinois, mais sont devenus un couple lorsqu’ils ont tous deux déménagé en Californie à l’âge de 20 ans, a rapporté The Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Ils se sont installés à Forth Worth, au Texas, dans les années 1980.

Les Tapley sont morts le 18 juin et ont survécu à leur fille et à leur fils, a rapporté le Worth Star-Telegram.

Les derniers moments du couple ensemble se sont déroulés dans la même chambre d’hôpital, a rapporté WFAA.

« Je ne sais pas comment l’un aurait survécu sans l’autre », a déclaré leur fille, Tricia, au journal. «J’ai eu tellement de gens qui m’ont dit: ‘Je suis tellement désolé que vous les ayez perdus tous les deux,’ mais je pense presque que ça aurait fait plus mal. Ils sont ensemble. Aucun d’eux n’a dû pleurer pour l’autre. « 

Mise à jour: 27 juin

James Cornacchia

James Cornacchia, mari, père et officier de la police de Georgia Tech, est décédé le 1er juin, a indiqué le département.

Cornacchia a été membre de la police de Georgia Tech pendant 20 ans.

L’homme de 42 ans rêvait de devenir policier depuis qu’il était enfant dans le nord de l’État de New York, selon la Constitution du Atlanta Journal.

Le 8 juin, Cornacchia a été promu à titre posthume enquêteur – un poste pour lequel il travaillait, le département.

Cornacchia aimait aussi passer du temps à l’extérieur et redonner à sa communauté. Il laisse dans le deuil sa femme et ses trois fils, âgés de 15, 11 et 8 ans, selon le journal.

Nur Omar Mohamed

Nur Omar Mohamed, le père du représentant Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Est décédé des complications du COVID-19 le 15 juin, a déclaré la membre du Congrès.

« Aucun mot ne peut décrire ce qu’il représentait pour moi et tous ceux qui le connaissaient », a-t-elle déclaré dans un communiqué.

Nur Omar Mohamed, décédé à l’âge de 67 ans, était un père dévoué et une féministe qui soutenait les rêves politiques de sa fille, a rapporté le MInneapolis Star Tribune.

Nur Omar Mohamed et sa famille ont fui la Somalie vers le Kenya avant de demander l’asile aux États-Unis, a rapporté le Washington Post. La famille s’est installée à Minneapolis en 1997 où Nur Omar Mohamed a conduit un taxi et a ensuite travaillé dans un bureau de poste, a indiqué le Post.

La membre du Congrès a déclaré qu’elle avait été élevée principalement par son père et son grand-père après la mort de sa mère, a rapporté le Post.

Il parlait couramment plusieurs langues et était considéré comme un ancien de la communauté somalienne de Minneapolis, a rapporté le Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Robert Washington

Robert Washington, un gardien de sécurité dans un casino de Lone Butte, en Arizona, est décédé le 11 juin, a déclaré sa fille, Lina Washington, journaliste sportive à la filiale d’ABC Sacramento, KXTV.

La femme de 68 ans était un père dévoué qui adorait parler de sport et qui lui avait même conduit son chat à Sacramento, à 11 heures de route, a déclaré Lina Washington à The Arizona Republic.

«Mon père me disait toujours d’être forte», a-t-elle tweeté. « C’est l’homme le plus fort que je connaisse. »

« Il m’a soutenu dans tout: danse, piste, équipe de danse universitaire, radiodiffusion. Il m’a beaucoup appris sur la vie », a-t-elle déclaré.

Mise à jour: 20 juin

Muriel Callender

Muriel Callender, une femme de 84 ans de Brooklyn, est décédée le 3 mai.

Callender était un enquêteur à la retraite de la Citibank après y avoir travaillé pendant trois décennies.

Elle est née à la Barbade et y a brièvement vécu avant d’immigrer aux États-Unis dans les années 1960 et est finalement tombée amoureuse de New York.

Elle laisse dans le deuil ses quatre enfants, 15 petits-enfants et 12 arrière-petits-enfants.

« Son rire était contagieux et elle nous faisait toujours sourire en racontant des histoires de sa vie », a déclaré sa petite-fille Asraiel Harewood à ABC News. « Elle avait le don de trouver de l’humour dans l’ordinaire et pouvait vraiment égayer la journée de n’importe qui. »

«Elle nous manque profondément», dit-elle.

PHOTO: Muriel Callender, une femme de Brooklyn de 84 ans décédée du COVID-19 le 3 mai 2020.

Muriel Callender, une femme de Brooklyn de 84 ans décédée du COVID-19 le 3 mai 2020.

Muriel Callender, une femme de Brooklyn de 84 ans décédée du COVID-19 le 3 mai 2020.

Obinna Eke

Obinna Eke, qui a déménagé du Nigéria aux États-Unis à l’âge de 22 ans, était technicienne en soins aux patients dans un hôpital de Newark, New Jersey.

Eke poursuivait un diplôme en pré-soins infirmiers et en sociologie au Bloomfield College dans le New Jersey, a déclaré le gouverneur Phil Murphy.

Il était sur le point d’obtenir son diplôme ce printemps, a déclaré Murphy, et sa mère allait se rendre en Californie pour célébrer, a rapporté le Washington Post.

L’homme de 42 ans, qui travaillait à plein temps tout en travaillant à l’école, est décédé le 5 avril, a indiqué le Post.

Juan Menchaca

L’adjoint Juan Menchaca était un vétéran de 14 ans du bureau du shérif du comté de Harris au Texas.

L’homme de 70 ans était également mari et père de sept enfants, a déclaré le bureau du shérif.

Avant de rejoindre le bureau du shérif du comté de Harris, Mencaca a servi le département de police de Nacogdoches et a passé 18 ans en tant qu’agent de libération conditionnelle au Texas, a déclaré le bureau du shérif.

« L’adjoint Menchaca était un membre bien-aimé de la famille du bureau du shérif du comté de Harris, et il manquera terriblement à nous tous qui avons eu l’honneur de le connaître », a déclaré le shérif Ed Gonzalez dans un communiqué. « Je demande à toute la communauté d’élever l’adjoint Menchaca, sa femme, Melissa, et toute leur famille dans leurs prières. »

« Je demande également que nous lui rendions tous hommage en continuant à faire notre part pour arrêter la propagation de ce terrible virus », a déclaré Gonzalez.

Mise à jour: 13 juin

Thomas Cooke

Thomas Cooke Jr., maire d’East Orange, New Jersey, est décédé le 18 mai à l’âge de 90 ans.

Cooke a été maire d’East Orange de 1978 à 1986, devenant le deuxième Afro-Américain élu à ce poste, selon la ville.

«Le maire Thomas Cooke, Jr. était un homme de dignité, de service et de fierté», a déclaré le maire Ted Green dans un communiqué. « Il a servi notre pays et notre ville avec un si grand honneur et il a donné le ton dans notre ville en tant que leader pionnier et sans fioritures, qui n’a pas fait de mal et a fixé des attentes élevées pour tout le monde autour de lui. pour stabiliser l’assiette fiscale et recruter des entreprises pour investir dans East Orange, le maire Cooke était avant tout un défenseur de la communauté qui accordait la priorité aux besoins de la population. « 

«Ses contributions et son héritage dans notre communauté ne seront pas oubliés», a déclaré Green.

Armit Harrison

Armit Harrison, est décédé le 12 mai à l’âge de 99 ans.

Harrison s’est enrôlé dans le Corps des Marines après Pearl Harbor et a reçu le Purple Heart pour son rôle dans la Seconde Guerre mondiale, selon sa nécrologie.

Il a vécu à Hamilton Square, dans le New Jersey, pendant la majeure partie de sa vie, dirigeant l’entreprise de vente au détail de lait de son père, puis travaillant pour Office Specialties Inc., selon sa nécrologie.

Harrison était un bénévole engagé pour des organisations telles que la popote roulante et la soupe populaire de la région de Trenton, selon sa nécrologie.

Harrison a été précédé par son amour d’enfance et sa femme de 68 ans. Il laisse dans le deuil ses quatre fils.

William Morris

William Morris, le chef des transports du département de police de New York, est décédé des suites du COVID-19 le 6 juin après près de 39 ans de service dans la ville, a déclaré le commissaire du NYPD, Dermot Shea.

Morris avait 61 ans, a déclaré la station ABC New York WABC.

L’ancien commissaire du NYPD, Bill Bratton, a tweeté: « J’ai eu la chance et le plaisir de travailler avec lui de 2014 à 2016 et de lui décerner sa troisième étoile alors qu’il était chef du quartier sud de Manhattan. »

« La troisième étoile était une reconnaissance de sa performance exemplaire dans cette position la plus difficile », a déclaré Bratton. « Il a vécu dans son département, sa ville et sa famille. Je leur présente mes plus sincères condoléances et mes remerciements pour son service fidèle. »

«NYC était un endroit très différent en 1981 lorsque le chef Billy Morris est entré en fonction», a tweeté Terence Monahan, chef du département du NYPD. «Il a toujours été fier de travailler aux côtés des plus grands hommes et femmes des forces de l’ordre pour aider à redresser notre ville – c’est son héritage. Nous sommes tous reconnaissants à Billy pour son service. Reste en paix, ami.

Hecky Powell

Hecky Powell, le propriétaire du bien-aimé barbecue Hecky’s à Evanston, dans l’Illinois, est décédé le 22 mai à l’âge de 71 ans, a rapporté le Chicago Tribune.

PHOTO: Hecky Powell est vu ici sur une photo d'archive non datée.

Hecky Powell est vu ici dans une photo d’archive non datée.

Hecky Powell est vu ici dans une photo d’archive non datée.

Le barbecue Hecky’s est un aliment de base pour les étudiants de l’Université Northwestern et Powell adorait être là pour les étudiants selon la Tribune.

Le Bureau de la diversité institutionnelle et de l’inclusion de Northwestern l’a qualifié de «légende locale».

Powell « n’était pas seulement un grand ami de l’Université, il représentait le meilleur de la communauté d’Evanston. »

Un utilisateur de Facebook a écrit sur la page du restaurant: « Hecky’s faisait partie de mon enfance. J’ai rencontré M. Powell à quelques reprises. C’était l’homme le plus gentil. Sa perte laisse un énorme trou dans la vie des enfants de la communauté d’Evanston. . « 

Un autre utilisateur de Facebook a écrit: «Mes plus sincères condoléances et mes plus sincères condoléances à la famille Powell. M. Hecky était un esprit si gentil. Vraiment unique en son genre.

Marny Xiong

Marny Xiong, présidente du conseil d’administration des écoles publiques de Saint Paul, Minnesota, est décédée le 7 juin, a déclaré le surintendant des écoles publiques de Saint Paul, Joe Gothard.

Elle a vécu à Saint Paul et est diplômée du système scolaire public elle-même.

« Ceux d’entre nous qui ont eu la chance de connaître Marny et de travailler avec elle ont été inspirés par ses efforts inlassables pour soutenir nos élèves, lutter pour l’inclusion et ne jamais céder à ceux qui voudraient nous diviser », a déclaré un communiqué des écoles publiques Saint-Paul. le Conseil de l’éducation. «Elle était une femme hmong fière et une dirigeante respectée dans tout l’État du Minnesota. Marny était passionnée par l’éducation des étudiants; elle était concentrée sur l’équité; et elle n’a jamais arrêté ses efforts pour s’assurer que tous les étudiants et familles étaient les bienvenus et représentés.

« Nous lui rendrons hommage en poursuivant son combat pour faire tomber et éliminer les barrières à l’intérieur de notre système éducatif », poursuit le communiqué.

Le surintendant Gothard a tweeté: « La détermination farouche de Marny pour l’équité et son cœur aimant seront avec moi pour toujours. »

Mise à jour: 30 mai

Joël Revzen

Joel Revzen était chef assistant avec l’orchestre du Metropolitan Opera.

« Joel a fait ses débuts au Met en tant que chef d’orchestre en 2017 dans les principales performances d’Eugene Onegin de Tchaïkovski », a déclaré le Met dans un communiqué. «En tant que chef assistant, il a partagé sa profonde expertise et sa musicalité lors des répétitions comme une présence attentionnée, gentille et solidaire qui l’a fait aimer à ses collègues.

PHOTO: Joel Revzen, chef assistant au Metropolitan Opera, est décédé des suites de complications liées au COVID-19.

Joel Revzen, chef assistant au Metropolitan Opera, est décédé des suites de complications liées au COVID-19.

Joel Revzen, chef assistant au Metropolitan Opera, est décédé des suites de complications liées au COVID-19.

Revzen, qui avait 74 ans, laisse dans le deuil sa fille et sa femme, Cindy Rezven.

« Joel lived a life full of light – he lived in the joy of being alive, and he gave everyone one he met some of his special light, » Cindy Revzen told ABC News. « Challenges were a specialty of his… he never met one that he didn’t love to put his hand to… he truly had the heart of an adventurer. A heart with boundless kindness and generosity, ready to take anyone on that adventure with him. He made music from the heart, and he led from his heart. »

« He was a truly dedicated conductor and teacher (tough, but always incredibly supportive), » she continued. « The lessons he taught us – about music, about life, about being a good human in the world – remain with all the people whose lives he touched. »

John Von Sternberg

John Von Sternberg died on May 7 at age 79.

He was beloved in his town of Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, where he worked in real estate and was a decade-long volunteer for the fire department, The New York Times reported.

He even was chief of the Mountain Lakes Volunteer Fire Department in 1976 and 1977, and in 2017, he was given a Lifetime Community Service Award for 60 years of service, according to his obituary.

Von Sternberg is survived by his wife of 56 years, his daughter, two granddaughters and a great-grandson.

Fred Westbrook

Fred Westbrook was a former president of the Detroit Department of Transportation’s bus drivers union.

He represented about 500 city workers until his retirement, The Detroit Free Press reported.

« Fred was great partner and advocate for the safety of his members, » tweeted Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan. « He leaves a great legacy and will be missed. »

« Fred was a strong voice for the people of the City of Detroit and DDOT bus drivers, » Brenda Jones, Detroit’s City Council President, said in a statement on Facebook. « Please respect social distancing protocols, wear your masks and wash your hands. I know this is a hard time for us all but we have lost too many friends, family members and pillars of our communities. We owe it to their legacies to be responsible and to prevent these tragedies in the future. »

Westbrook is survived by his wife, children and grandchildren, said Jones.

Update: May 27

Annie Glenn

Annie Glenn, who was married for 73 years to the late pioneering astronaut John Glenn, died from the coronavirus on May 19 at the age of 100, The Associated Press reported.

She rose to prominence in her own right, overcoming a stutter to become an advocate for people with speech disorders, the AP said. The American Speech–Language–Hearing Association launched an Annie Glenn Award for people who overcome a communication disorder.

PHOTO: Annie Glenn, wife of astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn listens as Glenn speaks at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library, Oct. 30, 2012, in Austin, Texas.

Annie Glenn, wife of astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn listens as Glenn speaks at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library, Oct. 30, 2012, in Austin, Texas.

Annie Glenn, wife of astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn listens as Glenn speaks at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library, Oct. 30, 2012, in Austin, Texas.

NASA said in a statement, « She provided an example for other women who followed to face the challenges of being part of our nation’s space program, and the stress of having spouses in combat. She stood steadfastly by her husband as he took to space once again as the oldest person to orbit Earth, even as she continued her own lifelong public service on behalf of children, the elderly, and the disabled. »

Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown tweeted, « Annie Glenn has made Ohio proud all her life – as an advocate, a philanthropist, a mother and partner and as a friend. She will be remembered for her work to lift others up, including those who shared her struggles with communicative disorders. »

Her husband’s fellow pioneering astronaut, Buzz Aldrin, added, « Annie was a fierce advocate for those with speech disorders and had the grace of a butterfly. She represents the very best our country has to offer. »

James Mahoney

Dr. James Anthony Mahoney, a beloved Brooklyn pulmonologist, died from COVID-19 on April 27.

Mahoney worked day shifts at University Hospital of Brooklyn and overnight at Kings County Hospital Center — both of which primarily serve low-income, black families. He started as a student at the hospital’s teaching college in 1982 and never left.

PHOTO: Dr. James Mahoney is seen here in this undated file photo.

Dr. James Mahoney is seen here in this undated file photo.

Dr. James Mahoney is seen here in this undated file photo.

The 62-year-old was supposed to retire in January after nearly four decades on the job, but delayed retirement to continue helping patients suffering during the pandemic.

« Even when he was sick, he was still checking up on his patients and calling them to make sure they were OK, » said former colleague Michelle King. He had a heart of gold…everybody was VIP to him. »

His older brother, Dr. Melvin Mahoney, who retired in 2014, said that he, among other family members, friends and colleagues, urged him to bow out considering the risks amid the pandemic.

« He stayed there because they needed him, » Melvin Mahoney told ABC News.

Paul and Dolores McCurrie

Paul McCurrie, a New Jersey assemblyman, and his wife, Dolores « Liz » McCurrie, were married for more than 60 years. They died within days of each other, said Gov. Phil Murphy.

Paul McCurrie, 91, served in New Jersey’s State Assembly from 1962 to 1964, The New Jersey Globe reported. He went on to be town attorney in Kearney, a Democratic county committeeman in Kearny’s 4th Ward, and president of the Hudson County Bar Association, the Globe reported.

Dolores McCurrie, 91, a New Jersey native, was a beloved friend, mother and grandmother.

She attended secretarial school and worked for Prudential Insurance before marrying Paul McCurrie, her obituary said.

She died on May 12, her obituary said. Her husband died on May 15, the Globe reported.

The couple is survived by their children and grandson.

Update: May 23

Darrin Adams

Darrin Adams, a student and custodian at Wayne State University in Michigan, was known for sitting in the front row of his classes.

Sociology professor Sarah Swider called his « thirst for knowledge » « inspiring. »

« I remember teaching the class about Marx and his concept of alienation. When I asked if anyone in the class could relate, it was silent, but then he raised his hand, » Swider wrote on a memory page for Adams. « He told the class he worked as a janitor on campus. He talked about the way his job was organized and how it created distance from his work, from the students for whom he cleaned after, and from those with whom he worked. After he talked about his alienation, hands went up across the room as others were inspired to talk about their jobs and alienation. »

Swider added that Adams « spread his joy, understanding, and desire to engage in humanity’s struggles with dignity. »

Adams has been honored with a posthumous degree in sociology.

Michael Clegg

Michael Clegg, a veteran sergeant with the Newark, New Jersey, police, died on May 10, according to Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose.

Clegg, 53, had been a member of the Newark police since May 1993.

« The loss of Sergeant Clegg is felt deeply throughout our ranks, » Chief of Police Darnell Henry said in a statement. « He was a consistently reliable police officer and was known as an excellent supervisor. »

« Sergeant Clegg blended the finest traditions from over a quarter century in policing with today’s best practices of impeccable community service and leadership of other officers, » Henry said.

He is survived by his mother, sister, nephew and nieces.

Scott Geiger

Scott Geiger, 47, was a lifelong EMT, joining the profession at the age of 17.

For the last 17 years, Geiger worked for Atlantic Mobile Health. The group called him « a hero » who « is sorely missed. »

Geiger’s second passion was the New York Jets, New Jersey Gov Phil Murphy said.

He also loved the Jersey Shore and spending time with his goddaughter, according to his obituary.

Geiger is survived by his mother, father and brother.

Morris Hood

Morris Hood, a former member of the Michigan state House and Senate, died from the coronavirus on May 11, according to The Detroit Free Press.

Hood, a Democrat who was term-limited out of office two years ago, was popular with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, said MLive. He was known for always keeping calm, even during heating debates, MLive reported.

Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib tweeted, « So many of us are better people because of Senator Morris Hood III. … Morris was someone that we could count on to do the right thing & he did with such love for his people. »

Michigan Rep. Debbie Dingell tweeted, « Morris was a brother to me. He loved everyone but he loved Angela with his whole heart and soul and now he is at home with her. »

Hood’s first wife, Angela, died in 2013, according to MLive.

« When [husband] John [Dingell] died, there was no one who understood better than he, losing half of yourself, and he just was there as a rock, » Dingell said.

« He did so much good for so many, never stopped working for others and our communities will deeply miss him, » Digell wrote.

Yasmin Pena

Yasmin Pena was a 12th grader at the Waterbury Arts Magnet School in Connecticut.

The 18-year-old, known as Yazy, wanted to study theater and become a fashion designer, her sister, Madeline Pena, told The Hartford Courant.

« Yasmin was very involved in Theater and the performing arts. She always had a smile on her face and was always laughing, » the school said in a statement. « Her teachers describe her as kind, sweet and an amazing young lady. She will be missed deeply. »

The teen started feeling ill in February. Her family doesn’t know how she contracted COVID-19, they told the Courant.

She died on Easter, the Courant reported.

Jerome Rice

Jerome Rice, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, was a former sergeant with the U.S. Marine Corps and a detective sergeant with New Jersey’s Mountainside Police Department.

Rice was one of the « frozen Chosin » — a dangerous and critical battle at the Chosin Reservoir in the Korean War.

Rice was « part of the flight crews and supply transports that delivered not only desperately needed supplies, but also evacuated American soldiers. For his service he was awarded numerous ribbons and medals, » New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said.

He went on to serve 34 years with the police department in Mountainside, New Jersey, where he was known « as a cop’s cop, » said Murphy.

Rice is survived by his five children, 21 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

One of Rice’s sons and grandson went on to serve with the Marine Corps, Murphy added.

Joan Swanson

Joan Swanson, of Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey, was 89 years old.

She grew up in the Bronx and was working as a secretary when she met her husband. They shared nearly 50 years together and raised a son and daughter, said New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said.

Swanson was known for her volunteer work, but « her favorite title was that of ‘mom,' » and she « opened her home and heart » to her children’s friends, Murphy said.

« If they say it takes a village to raise a child, she raised a village of children, » Murphy said.

Update: May 16

Joseph Cavalieri

Joseph Cavalieri, 93, of Kendall Park, New Jersey, was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War, said New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy.

Cavalieri then spent most of his career at Vermont Marble Co. He then went on to consult for smaller New Jersey-based marble firms, according to the Rutland Herald.

The most important part of his life was his family.

Cavalieri’s wife of 66 years died 10 months before him. Cavalieri is survived by his four children and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Corliss Henry

In 1957, Corliss Henry became the first black nurse on the staff at Muhlenberg Hospital in Plainfield, New Jersey.

Henry died from the coronavirus on April 14 at the age of 95, The New York Times reported.

After 11 years at Muhlenberg Hospital, Henry went on to become a nursing instructor, according to New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy.

She also earned a master’s degree in education at New York University, Murphy said.

In February 2018, during Black History Month, Gov. Murphy presented Henry with a proclamation « to recognize her tremendous life of service. »

Henry was predeceased by her husband. She is survived by her two sons.

Nyla Moore

Nyla Moore, a 22-year-old Chicago mother, died on May 1.

Moore was the daughter of two Chicago city workers and was a stay-at-home mom who dreamed of becoming a teacher one day.

During the pandemic, she often babysat for family members who are essential workers.

PHOTO: Nyla Moore, a 22-year-old Chicago mother who dreamed of becoming a teacher, died from COVID-19 on Friday, May 1, 2020.

Nyla Moore, a 22-year-old Chicago mother who dreamed of becoming a teacher, died from COVID-19 on Friday, May 1, 2020.

Nyla Moore, a 22-year-old Chicago mother who dreamed of becoming a teacher, died from COVID-19 on Friday, May 1, 2020.

« She was the baby of six, » her mother, Nikki Collins-Moore, told ABC News. « She loved music and she had a knack for people. She loved people. »

She leaves behind a 2-year-old son.

Mark Remolino

Mark Remolino, 59, of Staten Island, was an inspector with New York City’s Fire Department.

As a member of the Fire Alarm Inspection Unit, Remolino supervised and trained new inspectors and engineers.

« Without question, Inspector Remolino’s work saved countless lives, » said FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro. « Our entire Department mourns his loss. »

Remolino is survived by his wife and four children.

Charles ‘Rob’ Roberts

Charles « Rob » Roberts was a « beloved » police officer in Glenn Ridge, New Jersey, the department said.

The 45-year-old died on May 11.

In 2000, Roberts joined the police department in Glenn Ridge, and he and his wife raised their three children in the town.

Roberts was a « shining example of an officer dedicated to serving the community » and « was known by face or name by both children and adults, » the department said in a statement.

« He held the honor of being the most senior officer within the patrol division and served as a detective and a field training officer within the department, » the department said.

« Rob never missed an opportunity to support law enforcement races such as the Law Enforcement Torch Run which benefits the Special Olympics and the Tunnel to Towers Run honoring the lives of first responders lost on September 11, 2001. »

« Rob was a mentor within the department and the entire Borough; and today we have truly lost a hero to all, » the department continued. « Rest easy our brother in blue, you will never be forgotten and have left a permanent mark on each life you have touched. To have known you is to have loved you.

Raymond Scholwinski

Raymond Scholwinski, a sergeant with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office in Texas, died on May 6.

Scholwinski, 70, started as a reserve deputy with the sheriff’s office in 1979. He was a full-time officer for 26 years.

Scholwinski is survived by his wife and four children, reported ABC Houston station KTRK.

« Sgt. Scholwinski represented the best of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office family, » Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said. « Ray consistently delivered for the people of Harris County. We will miss our brother and we will honor his legacy of service. »

Nikima Thompson

Nikima Thompson, 41, was a communications operator III with the Broward Sheriff’s Office in Florida.

Thompson, a Miami native, joined the Broward Sheriff’s Office in Sept. 2003 as a communications operator I. She was promoted to communications operator II in Feb. 2005 and to communications operator III in July 2006.

« Nikima is a long standing veteran of our team, and she is loved by so many who have had the pleasure of working alongside her, » said Angela Mize, director of the sheriff’s office regional communications division.

Update: May 8

Paul Cary

Paul Cary, a paramedic from Aurora, Colorado, who came to New York City to help during the crisis, died from the coronavirus, according to New York City’s mayor Bill de Blasio.

After three decades of serving the people of Aurora, « he made the choice to come here and save lives, » de Blasio said.

« Paul gave his life for us, » the mayor said, calling him « heroic. »

De Blasio said a memorial will be created in New York City to honor him and « to remember all those who came to our defense. »

Cary, 66, is survived by two sons and four grandchildren, reported ABC Denver affiliate KMGH.

Michael Conners

Michael Conners, 58, was a Newark, New Jersey, police officer who worked for the department since December 1993.

« Officer Conners was a pillar in the Newark Police Division, » said Chief of Police Darnell Henry. « He was known for his consistency as an insightful guardian of the community and as a reliable colleague. »

« He was an integral part of our Police Division’s family, » added Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose. « This painful passing is felt throughout our ranks. »

Conners has two daughters, two sons and six grandchildren.

Donald DiPetrillo

Donald DiPetrillo was the Seminole Tribe of Florida Fire Chief and a « true public safety icon in the South Florida fire community for nearly half century, » Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony said.

DiPetrillo, 70, was an assistant fire chief in Fort Lauderdale from 1973 to 2001, reported ABC Miami affiliate WPLG. He was the fire chief in Davie, Florida, from 2001 and 2007 and had been the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s fire chief since 2008, WPLG said.

Florida Congressman Alcee Hastings added, « Chief DiPetrillo will be remembered as a hero for his bravery and many accomplishments throughout the course of over five decades of service. »

He is survived by his son, girlfriend, mother and brothers.

Lillian Eckstein

Lillian Eckstein, 93, was a Czechoslovakia-born Holocaust survivor who moved to the U.S. as a teenager.

« I never met a person as interesting as Bubby Lillian, » Eckstein’s grandson, Eitan Levine, told ABC News. « She was smart, ferocious, cunning, stubborn, caring and full of energy. »

PHOTO: Lillian Eckstein passed away after contracting the coronavirus.

Lillian Eckstein passed away after contracting the coronavirus.

Lillian Eckstein passed away after contracting the coronavirus.

« She didn’t need fancy degrees or any formal training to make it in America — she just needed her own brain and unmatched work ethic, » Levine said.

Eckstein worked in real estate and finance as she and her husband raised two children. She is predeceased by her husband but survived by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchild.

« She was a dominant real estate mogul and a loving human that would spoil her grandchildren with compliments any chance should could get, » Levine said.

« I also remember her sitting my 10-year-old sister down at the table and explaining how to read a quarterly report from Morgan Stanley, » Levine added. « Truly, there will never be anyone else like her. »

Gerald Glisson

Gerald Glisson was the principal of operations at Eastside High School in Patterson, New Jersey.

« Dr. Glisson was a dedicated and caring educator who touched the lives of so many people during his 20 years working in Paterson Public Schools, » said Superintendent of Schools Eileen Shafer.

Glisson also served as athletic director.

Eastside High School’s football team tweeted: « G pushed everybody in GhostAthletics to be the best they can be, he did a great job in putting the best staffs together for all sports and created a family environment for all of the school sports. »

« We will keep striving to make him proud, » the tweet continued. « He pushed excelling in the classroom as much as he pushed succeeding on the field because his main objective were to get his athletes to get an education and be the best adults that they can be in society. »

Glisson is survived by his wife of 21 years and his daughters, ages 17 and 12, said New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy.

Harvey Hirsch

New Jersey doctor Harvey Hirsch was a « beloved » New Jersey pediatrician and a « fixture at Monmouth Medical Center, » Gov. Phil Murphy said.

« He was known for his kindness and compassion, » Murphy said, « and the respect he showed his patients and their families. »

Despite the risk to himself, Hirsch « insisted on continuing to care for every patient » who needed help during the pandemic, the governor said.

John Taylor

John « Jack » Taylor, 84, was a longtime Republican legislator in Colorado.

He served in the Colorado House of Representatives from 1992 to 2000 and then was elected to the state Senate in 2000, serving two terms, according to the Steamboat Pilot & Today.

« He was a Republican, but he was in the center where he was able to cooperate and get along with Democrats and Independents and Republicans, » friend Vance Halvorson, told the newspaper.

« He was very conscious of being fiscally responsible, » Halvorson added.

« His legacy is really serving the people, » Geneva, his wife of 46 years, told the Steamboat Pilot. « That’s what he enjoyed the most, and helping his constituents resolve problems. »

« His legacy of public service for NW Colorado and our whole state is felt at the Capitol and back home, » Colorado state Rep. Dylan Roberts tweeted.

PHOTO: John

John « Jack » Taylor, a longtime member of the Colorado legislature, has died from the coronavirus.

John « Jack » Taylor, a longtime member of the Colorado legislature, has died from the coronavirus.

Update: May 1

Mark Barisonek

Mark Barisonek, an employee of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), died on April 28, the agency said.

Barisonek was a TSA employee for 16 years and most recently worked at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey.

« Mark was one of Newark’s veteran officers in the checked baggage screening operation, always coming to duty with a positive attitude and willing to help out and support the mission, » the TSA said. « Mark was truly a kind person and was willing to do anything for his peers. He was a professional, dedicated and a well-liked teammate. »

Barisonek leaves behind his wife, five children and three grandchildren.

PHOTO: Mark Barisonek, a TSA employee at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, is pictured in an undated handout photo released by the TSA. He died from COVID-19 on April 28, 2020.

Mark Barisonek, a TSA employee at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, is pictured in an undated handout photo released by the TSA. He died from COVID-19 on April 28, 2020.

Mark Barisonek, a TSA employee at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, is pictured in an undated handout photo released by the TSA. He died from COVID-19 on April 28, 2020.

Wogene Debele

Wogene Debele gave birth to a baby boy while battling the coronavirus. She died before she had the chance to meet him, according to ABC’s Washington, D.C., affiliate WJLA.

Debele, of Takoma Park, Maryland, is survived by her husband and three other children, WJLA said.

PHOTO: Wogene Debele with her family.

Wogene Debele with her family.

Wogene Debele with her family.

Maryland state Rep. Jamie Raskin tweeted, « Takoma Park mourns the terrible loss of Wogene Debele, an amazing woman and radiant, loving mother of four. Her memory will always be a beautiful blessing to our community. »

Deloris Dockery

Deloris Dockery, 60, of Union, New Jersey, was a « champion and role model for countless women living with HIV, » New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said.

She learned she was HIV positive in 1994 but Dockery « never allowed that diagnoses to become a stigma, » Murphy said.

Dockery was a leader at the Hyacinth AIDS Foundation, where she worked for 15 years. She was also the first woman to chair the Global Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS.

She was « active in multiple advocacy groups for those living with HIV and quickly garnered a reputation » that was recognized around the world, » Murphy said.

« She was a hero, » Murphy said.

Harvey Feldman

Harvey Feldman, 91, died from the coronavirus weeks after the same virus took the life of his wife of 66 years, Margit.

Harvey Feldman was born and raised in Brooklyn, and when he was in a hospital recovering from tuberculosis, he met Margit, who was a Holocaust survivor, said New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy.

The Feldmans built a home in New Jersey and raised two children, one of whom is now a doctor, Murphy said.

Harvey Feldman owned the Doctors Medical Laboratory in Bound Brook, New Jersey. He « also found time to support Margaret in her work against prejudice and for tolerance and joined her as an advocate for holocaust and genocide education, » Murphy said.

Jerry Givens

Jerry Givens was Virginia’s chief executioner from 1982 to 1999, and later became an anti-death penalty activist, CNN reported.

He died on April 13 at the age of 67, CNN reported.

PHOTO: In this undated file photo, former executioner Jerry Givens is shown.

In this undated file photo, former executioner Jerry Givens is shown.

In this undated file photo, former executioner Jerry Givens is shown.

Givens said he presided over 62 executions during his time as chief executioner, according to The Associated Press.

« He was one of the few former executioners willing to speak about his experiences with the public, » Michael Stone, executive director of Virginians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, told the AP. « He spoke wherever, whenever and to whomever he could, trying to explain why the death penalty needs to end. »

Jay-Natalie La Santa

Jay-Natalie La Santa, just 5 months old, died from the coronavirus, her mother and the FDNY Hispanic Society confirmed.

« My baby girl was so beautiful, » her mom, Lindsey La Santa, told ABC News.

PHOTO: Lindsey and Jerel La Santa, an FDNY firefighter, hold their 5-month old child, Jay-Natalie, who died of coronavirus, in this undated photo.

Lindsey and Jerel La Santa, an FDNY firefighter, hold their 5-month old child, Jay-Natalie, who died of coronavirus, in this undated photo.

Lindsey and Jerel La Santa, an FDNY firefighter, hold their 5-month old child, Jay-Natalie, who died of coronavirus, in this undated photo.

Jay-Natalie’s father, Jerel La Santa, is a New York City firefighter.

He had just finished his first shift when he learned his daughter was in the emergency room, The New York Post reported.

After weeks in the hospital, Jay-Natalie died on April 20, the Post reported.

The little girl wore a rose-gold dress with glitter roses at her funeral — the dress she was supposed to wear to her father’s firefighter graduation, the Post said.

Rufus McClendon Jr.

The Rev. Rufus McClendon Jr. was a pastor at the First-Park Baptist Church in Plainfield, New Jersey.

He was the head chaplain of the East Jersey State Prison from 1994 until 2008.

« Every person who was in that prison was made in the image of God and he knew that and treated people like he knew that, » the Rev. Seth Kaper-Dale, who was mentored by McClendon, told NJ.com. « There was complete respect from him to the inmates, the inmates to him. »

He also spent 28 years as an educator with Newark Public Schools, said Gov. Phil Murphy.

McClendon died on April 9, NJ.com reported. He is survived by his wife, children and grandchildren.

Richard Seaberry

Richard Seaberry, 63, was an EMT in New York City.

He was a 30-year veteran who responded to rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center, according to New York City’s Fire Department.

« For three decades, EMT Seaberry bravely served the City of New York, responding to thousands of medical emergencies. He was there so often during a New Yorker’s most desperate moments, » said FDNYT Commissioner Daniel Nigro.

« He was known as a kind soul, a true gentleman, and a dedicated partner, » the department said.

Seaberry is survived by his wife and two daughters.

Gary Walker

Gary Walker, 53, was a police officer in Bloomingdale, New Jersey, for 20 years.

He previously was a firefighter and assistant chief of a fire company.

The Bloomingdale Police Department described him as a « selfless, dedicated officer » with a « golden heart, » who « flourished by bringing people together. »

Walker is survived by his wife and daughter.

Thomas Ward

Thomas Ward, 60, a mechanics supervisor with New York City’s Fire Department, died on April 27.

« He was known as a ‘gentle giant’ who greeted everyone with a smile, » the FDNY said.

Ward spent 26 years with the FDNY and most recently was a supervisor of the ambulance shop, responsible for the repair and maintenance of all FDNY ambulances.⁣⁣

Ward also spent 32 years as a volunteer firefighter in Massapequa, New York.

He is survived by two sons.

Update: April 24

Bennie Adkins

Bennie Adkins, a Vietnam veteran who was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama in 2014, died on April 17, The Washington Post reported.

He was 86 years old.

PHOTO: U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie Adkins salutes after being awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, Sept. 15, 2014.

U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie Adkins salutes after being awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, Sept. 15, 2014.

U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie Adkins salutes after being awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, Sept. 15, 2014.

Adkins had three deployments to Vietnam as a Green Beret, and his Medal of Honor citation said he showed « extraordinary heroism and selflessness above and beyond the call of duty, » the Post reported.

Adkins endured a « 38-hour battle and 48-hours of escape and evasion, » the citation said, according to the Post. « Adkins fought with mortars, machine guns, recoilless rifles, small arms and hand grenades, killing an estimated 135 to 175 of the enemy and sustaining 18 different wounds. »

Adkins’ wife of 62 years died last year, the Post reported. He is survived by his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mohammed Chowdhury

Mohammed Chowdhury, an NYPD traffic section commander died on April 19, tweeted NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea.

« Mohammed, who would have marked 30 years of NYPD service next week, was revered by members of our Transportation Bureau, » Shea tweeted. « The prayers of a thankful city go out to his family & coworkers. »

PHOTO: A photo shows NYPD Traffic Section Commander, Mohammed Chowdhury. Chowdhury died after showing COVID-19 symptoms, April 19, 2020.

A photo shows NYPD Traffic Section Commander, Mohammed Chowdhury. Chowdhury died after showing COVID-19 symptoms, April 19, 2020.

A photo shows NYPD Traffic Section Commander, Mohammed Chowdhury. Chowdhury died after showing COVID-19 symptoms, April 19, 2020.

Jacqueline Cruz-Towns

Jacqueline Cruz-Towns, mother of Minnesota Timberwolves player Karl-Anthony Towns, died on April 13 at the age of 58, reported USA Today.

« The matriarch of the Towns family, she was an incredible source of strength; a fiery, caring and extremely loving person who touched everyone she met, » a family spokesperson said in a statement obtained by USA Today.

PHOTO: Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns with his mother Jacqueline Cruz, as he had his official pictures taken by team photographer David Sherman after being named NBA Rookie of the Year in 2016.

Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns with his mother Jacqueline Cruz, as he had his official pictures taken by team photographer David Sherman after being named NBA Rookie of the Year in 2016.

Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns with his mother Jacqueline Cruz, as he had his official pictures taken by team photographer David Sherman after being named NBA Rookie of the Year in 2016.

Cruz-Towns also worked at New Jersey’s Rutgers University for 20 years, New Jersey’s governor said.

The Timberwolves said in a statement, « In the four-plus years we were fortunate to know Jackie, she became part of our family. Her passion for life and for her family was palpable. »

« As Karl’s number one fan, she provided constant and positive energy for him and was beloved by our entire organization, » the Timberwolves said.

Margit Feldman

Margit Feldman, 90, a survivor of the Auschwitz and Bergen Belsen concentration camps, died from coronavirus on April 14, said New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy.

Her parents were killed at Auschwitz but Feldman lied to the Nazis, and said she was 18, not 15, making her eligible to serve forced labor, Murphy said after speaking with her family.

Feldman was 16 when she was liberated. She moved to Sweden, and then in 1957 the U.S., where she became an X-ray technician.

She got married and started a family, and went on to be active in her New Jersey synagogue, Murphy said.

But « Margit’s legacy is best captured in her work to ensure the world never forgets the horrors of the Holocaust, » Murphy said. « She would share her story of survival and liberation with tens of thousands of students across the state and served as a founding member of both the New Jersey Holocaust Education Commission and the Holocaust and Genocide Institute at Raritan Valley Community College. »

« Margit gave us so much hope, » Murphy said. « May her memory be a blessing to her family and to us all. »

Herbert Heaney

Herbert « Bert » Heaney served as a forensic scientist with the New Jersey State Police for 36 years, said Gov. Phil Murphy.

He died on April 13 at the age of 77, according to his obituary.

Heaney was a longtime resident of Maywood, New Jersey, and as a member of the town’s Board of Education, « he served the community for a number of years with dignity and commitment, » the school district said.

Heaney was also a Vietnam veteran and « continued his service to our nation in the U.S. Army Reserves, » the governor said.

Skylar Herbert

Skylar Herbert died on April 19 at the age of 5, becoming Michigan’s youngest victim to succumb to the coronavirus, according to the state’s Department of Health and Human Services.

Skylar, a kindergartener, loved stuffed animals, dressing up in her princess dresses, and playing with her grandmother’s dog.

PHOTO: Skylar Herbert, the five-year-old daughter of two first responders in Detroit, tested positive for COVID-19 in March 2020 and died after developing a rare form of meningitis and brain swelling.

Skylar Herbert, the five-year-old daughter of two first responders in Detroit, tested positive for COVID-19 in March 2020 and died after developing a rare form of meningitis and brain swelling.

Skylar Herbert, the five-year-old daughter of two first responders in Detroit, tested positive for COVID-19 in March 2020 and died after developing a rare form of meningitis and brain swelling.

Her mother is a police officer and her father is a firefighter.

Skylar dreamed of becoming a pediatric dentist.

Darell Johnson

Darell Johnson, 43, is survived by his four children and his ex-wife who he considered his best friend.

He was born and raised in Morristown, New Jersey, a community he remained committed to his entire life, said New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy.

Johnson worked in the guidance office at Morristown High School and worked part-time at Morristown Medical Center, Murphy said.

Raymond Kenny

Raymond Kenny was the senior vice president and general manager of rail operations with NJ Transit, the state’s commuter train system.

Kenny joined New Jersey Transit after a « distinguished career » with the Long Island Rail Road.

Chris Mondal

Chris Mondal, 30, was a public school teacher in the Bronx in New York City, reported ABC New York station WABC.

Mondal was driven and dedicated, always the first to arrive to school and the last to leave, WABC reported.

His fellow teacher, Jessica St. Hilaire, told WABC, « He walked into my classroom and it was like playtime, kids would pop out of their seats and go over there and give him high fives, that’s who he was, » she said.

Rita Koslow Nadler

Rita Koslow Nadler, 88, of Montclair, New Jersey, died on April 8.

Nadler is survived by her children and grandchildren and was predeceased by her husband.

PHOTO: Rita Koslow Nadler, 88, of Montclair, died April 8, 2020.

Rita Koslow Nadler, 88, of Montclair, died April 8, 2020.

Rita Koslow Nadler, 88, of Montclair, died April 8, 2020.

Nadler graduated from Smith College and earned a law degree from the University of Chicago, her son, Evan Nadler, told ABC News.

She practiced law for over 50 years, working as a family and divorce attorney, her son said.

Rita Nadler loved to travel. She and her children and grandchildren took a trip to Costa Rica in December as an early celebration for the 88-year-old’s 90th birthday, Evan Nadler said, because she wanted it to be an active vacation.

She walked two miles each day up until she was hospitalized, her son said.

John Redd

John Redd, 63, was an EMT with New York City’s fire department.

He was a 26-year veteran who responded to the rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center, the FDNY said.

Redd also served as an assignment receiving dispatcher, during which he answered 911 calls and gave first aid instruction.

⁣ »When New Yorkers have a medical emergency they call 911 for help. EMT John Redd was the reassuring voice on the other end of that lifeline, talking to patients in need or families calling to bring badly needed care to a loved one, » FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said.

« Thousands and thousands of times in his career, EMT Redd quite literally answered the call for help in our city, » Nigro said. « He was a vital part of our emergency medical response and all of the FDNY mourns his loss. »⁣

Redd is survived by his wife, Donna.

Linda Rini

Linda Rini, 72, of Long Island, New York, died on April 8, according to her obituary.

PHOTO: Linda Rini at her 70th birthday celebration on Oct. 8, 2017, in Rockville Centre, N.Y.

Linda Rini at her 70th birthday celebration on Oct. 8, 2017, in Rockville Centre, N.Y.

Linda Rini at her 70th birthday celebration on Oct. 8, 2017, in Rockville Centre, N.Y.

Rini is survived by her children and grandchildren. Her husband died in 2006.

« Linda always said her greatest accomplishment was her family and her greatest joy was becoming a mother, » her obituary said. « No one could make her smile as brightly as her two young grandchildren. Her family and friends are heartbroken by this loss. »

Quentin Wiest

Quentin Wiest died at the age of 107.

Wiest earned an engineering degree from George Washington University and pursued a career in the telecommunications industry.

He and his wife settled in Ridgewood, New Jersey, in 1975.

« He was, among other things, an expert bridge player. Even garnering a mention in « The New York Times, » » New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said « He volunteered for the Red Cross and at a local nursing home. »

Wiest is survived by grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Update: April 17

Madhvi Aya

Madhvi Aya, 61, who worked at a hospital in Brooklyn, is survived by her mother, husband and 18-year-old daughter.

Aya immigrated to the U.S. from India in 1994, The New York Times reported. She had been an anesthesiologist and internist in India, and in the U.S., she became a senior physical assistant who helped younger colleagues, the Times reported.

PHOTO: Madhvi Aya holds her daughter Minnoli in this undated handout photo provided by the family to Reuters on April 13, 2020.

Madhvi Aya holds her daughter Minnoli in this undated handout photo provided by the family to . on April 13, 2020.

Madhvi Aya holds her daughter Minnoli in this undated handout photo provided by the family to . on April 13, 2020.

As Aya grew sicker in the hospital, her daughter texted her, « I miss you mommy, » according to texts published in The New York Times.

« Please don’t give up hope because I haven’t given up, » she wrote. « I need my mommy. I need you to come back to me. »

Kejuane Bates

Kejuane Bates, a police officer in Vidalia, Louisiana, died on April 1, said Vidalia Police Chief Joey Merrill.

PHOTO: Kejuane Bates, a pastor and police officer in Louisiana, passed away due to the coronavirus on April 1, 2020.

Kejuane Bates, a pastor and police officer in Louisiana, passed away due to the coronavirus on April 1, 2020.

Kejuane Bates, a pastor and police officer in Louisiana, passed away due to the coronavirus on April 1, 2020.

« He was a son, husband, father, police officer, pastor, D.A.R.E. officer, coach, mentor and my friend, » Merrill said in a statement. « There are no words to take away the pain that our family, his family, and our community are going through right now. »

« Officer Kejaune Bates was a man of God and all I can think of is that this is God’s plan. Kejuane is rejoicing in Heaven right now, » the chief said. « We will get through this together as a Nation and community. Please keep Chelsea, Madison and all of Kejuane’s family in your prayers. »

Reno Boffice

Reno Boffice, principal of the Palm Beach Maritime Academy in Florida, died on April 14, the school said.

« His giant heart gave out, and we are devastated, » the school said in a statement. « There are no words to describe the loss. »

PHOTO: Palm Beach Maritime Academy Principal Reno Boffice died of coronavirus.

Palm Beach Maritime Academy Principal Reno Boffice died of coronavirus.

Palm Beach Maritime Academy Principal Reno Boffice died of coronavirus.

Boffice, 61, « was one lively presence, » Marie Turchiaro, the school’s executive director, told the Sun-Sentinel newspaper.

« Nobody liked a good joke better than Reno. He made the kids laugh, and they loved him, » Turchiaro said.

« He has been a principal for as long as I can remember, » his sister, Louise Boffice, had told ABC affiliate WPBF. « Really really loved by all. »

Robert Cardona

Robert Cardona was an NYPD detective and a Sept. 11 cancer survivor.

Cardona is survived by an 8-year-old son.

Cardona, a 19-year veteran of the NYPD, was also a union delegate in the Detectives’ Endowment Association.

« Detective Robert Cardona was a caring and courageous Detective who protected every New Yorker for 19 years, » Detectives’ Endowment Association President Paul DiGiacomo said in a statement. « Robert’s dedication to service did not stop with the public. As a union delegate, he also deeply cared for all of his fellow Detectives – and was there to help everyone. He will be sorely missed. Our prayers are with his son and loved ones, who we vow to always support. »

Anthony Causi

Anthony Causi, 48, a longtime photographer for The New York Post, died on Sunday.

He is survived by his wife and children, ages 5 and 2, the Post said.

Causi joined The Post in 1994 where he went on to cover New York City’s sports teams.

PHOTO: In this Aug. 2, 2016, photo provided by Christopher Pasatieri, New York Post photographer Anthony J. Causi is shown before a New York Mets baseball game in New York. Causi died Sunday, April 12, 2020, from the new coronavirus. He was 48.

In this Aug. 2, 2016, photo provided by Christopher Pasatieri, New York Post photographer Anthony J. Causi is shown before a New York Mets baseball game in New York. Causi died Sunday, April 12, 2020, from the new coronavirus. He was 48.

In this Aug. 2, 2016, photo provided by Christopher Pasatieri, New York Post photographer Anthony J. Causi is shown before a New York Mets baseball game in New York. Causi died Sunday, April 12, 2020, from the new coronavirus. He was 48.

« He was, quite simply, one of the best sports photographers in New York City, capturing all the major moments of the past 25 years, » The Post’s editor-in-chief, Stephen Lynch, said in a statement released by the publication.

« Soft-spoken, funny, but most of all kind — he was respected by those he photographed and admired by those with whom he worked, » Lynch said. « The Post that you read, and the newsroom that we work in, are less colorful today because of his absence. »

Harold Davis

Harold Davis, 63, was a radio host and an anti-violence activist who worked with at-risk teenagers in Chicago, reported Chicago radio station WBEZ.

He died on April 12, Easter Sunday, WBEZ reported.

PHOTO: Anti-violence activist and radio host, Harold Davis, is pictured in an image made from video posted to YouTube by Truth Radio Chicago on Jan. 17, 2020.

Anti-violence activist and radio host, Harold Davis, is pictured in an image made from video posted to YouTube by Truth Radio Chicago on Jan. 17, 2020.

Anti-violence activist and radio host, Harold Davis, is pictured in an image made from video posted to YouTube by Truth Radio Chicago on Jan. 17, 2020.

« I could call Harold any time of day, any day of the week, any day of the year, » Jadine Chou, Chicago Public Schools Chief of Safety and Security, told WBEZ. « If one of our young people needed something, he was always there. »

« He wanted to make sure that all of our young people knew that they had just the brightest future, » Chou said.

Through his radio show, he argued for equality for the African American community, WBEZ said.

Davis is survived by his wife, son and daughter.

Lila Fenwick

Lila Fenwick, the first black woman to graduate from Harvard Law School, died on April 4 at the age of 87, The New York Times reported.

In 2003, Fenwick told the Harvard Law Bulletin, « I knew I was going to be a lawyer when I was a little girl … It never occurred to me that there were going to be any obstacles. »

PHOTO: Lila Fenwick is seen in an undated file photo.

Lila Fenwick is seen in an undated file photo.

Lila Fenwick is seen in an undated file photo.

After graduating Harvard Law School in 1956, Fenwick went on to a career as a human rights official at the United Nations and as a private practice lawyer, The Times said. She also helped establish the Foundation for Research and Education in Sickle Cell Disease, The Times said.

Jose Fontanez

Jose Fontanez was a 29-year veteran of the Boston Police Department who « received numerous commendations for his dedicated service, » department said.

PHOTO: Boston Police Officer Jose Fontanez died due to complications from COVID-19.

Boston Police Officer Jose Fontanez died due to complications from COVID-19.

Boston Police Officer Jose Fontanez died due to complications from COVID-19.

Fontanez, 53, a Boston native, loved law enforcement, his family and baseball. He leaves behind a wife, four children and a grandchild, The Boston Globe reported.

Fontanez was admitted to the hospital on April 3 and died on April 14, his family told the Globe.

« This is a devastating blow to his family and a blow to our city, » Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said. « As a police officer, he served our community and stood in harm’s way to protect us. Today we lost a hero. »

Daniel Francis

Daniel Francis, 51, was a criminal intelligence analyst with the Newark, New Jersey, police.

He died on April 13.

Francis first worked at the East Orange, New Jersey, Police Department and later spent 16 years as an investigator with the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, working in narcotics, special victims and homicide, the Newark Public Safety Department said.

« Francis rose to the rank of Lieutenant and retired from the Prosecutor’s Office in 2017, » the public safety department said. « He later joined the Newark Police Division, where he served with distinction in the Major Crimes Division as a Criminal Intelligence Analyst. »

« Francis was a husband and the father of two adult children, a college student and a 6-year-old child, » the public safety department said. « He will be sorely missed. »

Eddy Germain

Eddy Germain served New Jersey for more than 30 years as an employee of the state’s Department of Transportation.

His last assignment was on structural analysis for the federal waiver on highway weight limits for truckers carrying COVID-19 relief supplies, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said.

Gregory Hodge

Gregory Hodge, 59, was a New York City EMT.

He was a 24-year veteran of the FDNY and was a responder to the Sept. 11 World Trade Center rescue and recovery efforts, the department said.

PHOTO: Gregory Hodge is seen here in this undated file photo.

Gregory Hodge is seen here in this undated file photo.

Gregory Hodge is seen here in this undated file photo.

« EMT Hodge was a skilled first responder who provided outstanding emergency medical care to thousands of New Yorkers throughout his long and distinguished career of service, » FDNYT Commissioner Daniel Nigro said in a statement.

« This pandemic has impacted our Department at every level, especially our EMS members who are responding to more medical calls than ever before, » Nigro said. « Now, they will continue to bravely answer those calls with even heavier hearts, having lost one of their fellow EMTs to COVID-19. Our entire Department mourns his loss. »‘

Paul Loggan

Paul Loggan, the athletic director of North Central High School in Indianapolis, Indiana, died on April 12.

Loggan was a husband, father and the face of the athletic department for over 30 years.

He « modeled loyalty, dedication, passion and compassion, » Principal Evans Branigan said in a statement.

Loggan « was an unbelievable advocate for NC athletics and every student who ever donned an NC uniform, » said Director of Washington Township Secondary Schools, Rick Doss.

« While he wanted every NC team to win a state championship, he was he was an even bigger cheerleader for every NC athlete, » Doss said. « He knew the value of team sports but wanted every student to grow through his/her athletic experience because he knew those experiences would set him/her up for success beyond high school. »

Cliff Martin

Cliff Martin was a detective sergeant with the Chicago police.

« He was a Chicagoan through and through and he loved being a Chicago cop, » said police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.

Martin, a 25-year veteran of the department, is survived by his wife and three children, said Mayor Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

Two of his children are also Chicago police officers.

Lightfoot said she spoke with Martin’s wife, and that « even in her grief she said that her husband would want his death to serve as a warning to civilians that they must stay home. »

Sam McGhee

Sam McGhee was the first African American elected as mayor of Hillside, New Jersey, in the 1980s.

He was a member of the Hillside township committee, served on the Union County Improvement Authority, and was the Dean of Admissions at New Jersey City University for 32 years, said Gov. Phil Murphy.

Mary Ellen Porter

Mary Ellen Porter was a nurse at the Richmond University Medical Center in Staten Island, New York

PHOTO: Mary Ellen Porter is seen in this undated photo.

Mary Ellen Porter is seen in this undated photo.

Mary Ellen Porter is seen in this undated photo.

« Mary Ellen personified the level of commitment and compassion that we strive for everyday, » the medical center said in a statement. « She was a dedicated nursing professional in our hospital for many years and she made a lasting impact on the lives of thousands of her colleagues and patients. »

« While her guiding hand, humor and everyday presence will be sorely missed, her memory will live on in our hearts and minds forever, » hospital officials said.

Bernie Rubin

Bernie Rubin, 82, was the founder of Bernie & Phyl’s, a chain of furniture stores in New England.

Rubin opened the first store with his wife in 1983 and they later expanded to nine stores in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire, reported ABC Boston affiliate WCVB.

« He was one in a million, » said a statement on the Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture social media accounts. « He was honest, hard-working, fair and, above all, loved his family – which included his entire extended Bernie & Phyl’s family. He will be greatly missed. »

PHOTO: Bernie and Phyl Rubin are seen in Delrey Beach, Fla., March 2, 2010.

Bernie and Phyl Rubin are seen in Delrey Beach, Fla., March 2, 2010.

Bernie and Phyl Rubin are seen in Delrey Beach, Fla., March 2, 2010.

Francesco Scorpo

Francesco Scorpo, 34, was a police officer in Patterson, New Jersey.

He is survived by his wife and sons, who are 6 months old and 4 years old.

« Officer Scorpo was a dedicated public servant who served our profession and our community with pride, honor and distinction, » the Patterson Police Department said.

« A dedicated son, husband and father, Officer Scorpo, was a family man who cared so very much about people and his profession, » the department said. « He will be remembered not only for being an exemplary police officer, but as an exceptional and very special human being. »

Marie June Skender

Sister Marie June Skender, 83, died on April 7 at Our Lady of the Angels Convent in Greenfield, Wisconsin.

School Sisters of St. Francis said she « ministered in our community for 67 years, serving as an elementary school teacher, parish and school musician, and pastoral care minister in the diocese of Green Bay and in the archdioceses of Chicago, Minneapolis-St. Paul, and Milwaukee. »

She was born in Milwaukee and graduated from the city’s Alverno College, ABC Milwaukee affiliate WISN reported.

She lived at Our Lady of the Angels Convent in Greenfield since 2016, WISN reported.

Update: April 11

Mario Araujo

Chicago firefighter Mario Araujo, who joined the department in October 2003, died on April 7, the department said.

Araujo was also an Auxiliary Corporal with the Rosemont Public Safety Department, a community he served since 2015.

« We have lost a man of great significance and purpose. A selfless man that served not one, but two communities, » the Rosemont Public Safety Department said.

Reggie Bagala

Reggie Bagala was a first-term Louisiana state representative.

« Just one month ago, he entered the Louisiana State Capitol with excitement and eagerness to serve the people of our great state and the people of House District 54, and today we mourn his loss, » Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards tweeted on April 9.

PHOTO: Louisiana State Representative Reggie Paul Bagala, 54, is pictured in an undated photo from the Louisiana House of Representatives website.

Louisiana State Representative Reggie Paul Bagala, 54, is pictured in an undated photo from the Louisiana House of Representatives website.

Louisiana State Representative Reggie Paul Bagala, 54, is pictured in an undated photo from the Louisiana House of Representatives website.

Bagala « was a profoundly honest and decent man, who loved unceasingly, » his son, Tristan Paul Bagala, wrote on Facebook. « His family, his culture, his LSU Tigers, his friends, and his home here on Bayou Lafourche. Our t-slice of the world will not be the same without such a pillar of our community and an example of the values we hold dearest. »

« A successful businessman, devoted family man, and active volunteer, Rep. Bagala spent his life making his community and south Louisiana a better place to live for everyone, » the governor tweeted.

Richard Barber

Richard E. Barber Sr. was a senior deacon at the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in New Jersey. He was also a former deputy executive director of the NAACP, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said, and participated in the student protests in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1960.

Barber, 80, « never lost his passion for justice and community empowerment, the Rev. DeForest B. Soaries Jr., senior pastor at the church, said in an email to
the Bridgewater Courier News.

« Barber was a leader and supporter of vision and the role that our church played in revitalizing our neighborhood, » Soaries said. « He was a role model and inspiration to those that want to live lives that matter. »

Vincent Barber

Albert Barber, who went by Vincent, was just 39 years old.

« He was a dynamic preacher, and awesome musician, » his wife, Latresa Rice, told ABC Detroit affiliate WXYZ.

Barber married Rice in October and moved from South Carolina to Detroit to be with her, WXYZ said.

PHOTO: Albert Barber, who went by Vincent, right, passed away due to the coronavirus.

Albert Barber, who went by Vincent, right, passed away due to the coronavirus.

Albert Barber, who went by Vincent, right, passed away due to the coronavirus.

Rice said a doctor used FaceTime so she could say goodbye to her husband of less than one year.

« I was able to pray with him before they put him on a ventilator, » Rice told WXYZ.

PHOTO: Albert Barber, who went by Vincent, left, passed away due to the coronavirus.

Albert Barber, who went by Vincent, left, passed away due to the coronavirus.

Albert Barber, who went by Vincent, left, passed away due to the coronavirus.

Raymond Copeland

Raymond Copeland, of Queens, New York, was a sanitation worker.

The 46-year-old worked with the sanitation department since 2014 and attended City University of New York-Herbert H. Lehman College, according to his LinkedIn.

He was the first city sanitation department employee to die from the virus.

Deidre Edwards

Deidre Edwards was a city custodial assistant with the New York Police Department’s facility maintenance section.

Edwards, who died on April 6, worked with the department since August 2005, according to the New York Daily News.

« Deidre served with our NYPD family for nearly 15 years, » Commissioner Shea tweeted « Our sympathies & prayers are with her loved ones, friends, & colleagues. »

PHOTO: City Custodial Assistant Deidre Edwards is pictured in an image released by the New York Police Department.

City Custodial Assistant Deidre Edwards is pictured in an image released by the New York Police Department.

City Custodial Assistant Deidre Edwards is pictured in an image released by the New York Police Department.

Charlotte Figi

Charlotte Figi, a 13-year-old from Colorado Springs, Colorado, suffered from Dravet syndrome, a rare, drug-resistant epilepsy.

PHOTO: Matt Figi hugs his daughter Charlotte as they walk around inside a greenhouse for a special strain of medical marijuana known as Charlotte's Web at a grow location in a remote spot in the mountains west of Colorado Springs, Colo.

Matt Figi hugs his daughter Charlotte as they walk around inside a greenhouse for a special strain of medical marijuana known as Charlotte’s Web, which was named after Charlotte early in her treatment, at a grow location in a remote spot in the mountains west of Colorado Springs, Colo.

Matt Figi hugs his daughter Charlotte as they walk around inside a greenhouse for a special strain of medical marijuana known as Charlotte’s Web, which was named after Charlotte early in her treatment, at a grow location in a remote spot in the mountains west of Colorado Springs, Colo.

However, her family used her condition to inspire changes to medical marijuana laws, reported ABC Denver affiliate KMGH-TV.

Figi’s family moved to Colorado after the state legalized cannabis, and at age 5, her mother gave her CBD which immediately changed the little girl’s condition, KMGH reported.

PHOTO: Charlotte Figi walks around inside a greenhouse in a remote spot in the mountains west of Colorado Springs, Colo.

Charlotte Figi walks around inside a greenhouse for a special strain of medical marijuana known as Charlotte’s Web, which was named after Charlotte early in her treatment, at a grow location in a remote spot in the mountains west of Colorado Springs, Colo.

Charlotte Figi walks around inside a greenhouse for a special strain of medical marijuana known as Charlotte’s Web, which was named after Charlotte early in her treatment, at a grow location in a remote spot in the mountains west of Colorado Springs, Colo.

A representative for Realm of Caring, the non-profit tied to Figi’s cause, confirmed to ABC News that Figi’s death was due to complications of COVID-19.

According to KMGH, Figi family said in a statement on Facebook, « Charlotte is no longer suffering. She is seizure-free forever. »

Joe Hansen

Joe Hansen was a conductor with New Jersey’s NJ Transit commuter trains.

His son, Brian, is an NJ Transit mechanic, said Gov. Phil Murphy.

« Joe positively impacted many lives as he served customers for more than 20 years, » NJ Transit officials said. « Joe was a well-loved member of the NJT family, and he will be deeply missed. »

« He was just 62 years old, » tweeted Gov. Murphy. « His wife, Denise, and the entire family, is in our thoughts and our prayers. »

Cody Lyster

Cody Lyster was a 21-year-old student at Colorado Mesa University, where he was a club baseball player and pursuing a degree in criminal justice.

PHOTO: Colorado Mesa University student Cody Lyster, 21, has died from complications due to COVID-19, according to a school spokesperson.

Colorado Mesa University student Cody Lyster, 21, has died from complications due to COVID-19, according to a school spokesperson.

Colorado Mesa University student Cody Lyster, 21, has died from complications due to COVID-19, according to a school spokesperson.

Lyster formerly attended Rangeview High School in Aurora, Colorado.

« Cody was a kind hearted young man that was a perfect example of a true Raider, » his high school athletic department said.

Joanne Mellady

Joanne Mellady, 67, died on March 30, 13 years after undergoing a double lung transplant, which gave her a « second life, » said her sister.

PHOTO: Joanne Mellady, 67, of New Hampshire, pictured in a 2018 photo while competing in the Donate Life Transplant Games of America, died on March 30, 2020.

Joanne Mellady, 67, of New Hampshire, pictured in a 2018 photo while competing in the Donate Life Transplant Games of America, died on March 30, 2020.

Joanne Mellady, 67, of New Hampshire, pictured in a 2018 photo while competing in the Donate Life Transplant Games of America, died on March 30, 2020.

Mellady was diagnosed with a genetic condition in the early 1990s that made the transplant necessary, her sister, Jean Sinofsky, told ABC News.

While Mellady was sick she made a bucket list, her sister said. She went skiing, hand gliding, and most of all, traveling, from the Grand Canyon to Alaska to Florida, Sinofsky said.

Because she was vulnerable to any type of respiratory illness, she was always careful and wore masks while traveling on planes, her sister said.

« After the transplant, I mean she just loved life, » Sinofsky said. « She was just so thankful for this gift that she got from this other family that lost someone. »

Prea Nakieshore

Prea Nakieshore, 34, worked in the emergency department at a hospital in Queens, New York, where she registered patients.

Nakieshore, who died on April 5, is survived by her 8-year-old twin boys and her fiance, Marcus Khan, who she had known since high school.

PHOTO: Prea Nankieshore, 34,  worked in the emergency department at Long Island Jewish Hospital Forest Hills in New York. She died from complications of COVID-19, April 5, 2019, according to her fiance, Marcus Khan.

Prea Nankieshore, 34, worked in the emergency department at Long Island Jewish Hospital Forest Hills in New York. She died from complications of COVID-19, April 5, 2019, according to her fiance, Marcus Khan.

Prea Nankieshore, 34, worked in the emergency department at Long Island Jewish Hospital Forest Hills in New York. She died from complications of COVID-19, April 5, 2019, according to her fiance, Marcus Khan.

« She loved working at the hospital… she loved to help people, » Khan told ABC News. « She wanted to do her part. She wanted to do a part. »

Nakieshore « was a dedicated mom » who « lived for her children, » Khan added. « She was the most honest, loving person I have ever met in my life… she will always be the love of my life. »

Larry Rathgeb

Larry Rathgeb was the engineer who led the team that built the first race car to reach 200 mph, driven by Buddy Baker in 1970.

Rathgeb died on March 22 at the age of 90.

PHOTO:  Larry Rathgeb passed away from coronavirus.

Larry Rathgeb passed away from coronavirus.

Larry Rathgeb passed away from coronavirus.

Rathgeb’s long life included serving in the U.S. Army from 1948 to 1952, during which time he was part of Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s honor guard and a mechanic in his motor pool, his son, Jeff Rathgeb, told ABC News.

Larry Rathgeb then received a degree in engineering and joined Chrysler which ran a program in the 1960s developing racecars for NASCAR.

Even at 90 years old, when Larry Rathgeb attended collectors events and automotive events, Jeff Rathgeb said his father was treated like a « rock star. »

For all of his success on the raceway, Jeff Rathgeb said his father was most proud of « the family he created and the friendships that he had. »

Franklin Williams

Detroit Fire Capt. Franklin Williams, 58, spent 32 years with the department.

He leaves behind a wife and seven children, reported ABC Detroit affiliate WXYZ.

« Frank is remembered as a kind and generous man, » Detroit Fire Legacy tweeted. « He will remain forever in our hearts. »

Update: April 8

Peter Armatis

Peter Armatis, 54, a coach and board member with the Fredericksburg Football Club in Virginia, died on April 1, the club said.

« Without a culture built on respect, hard work and empathy, you will only have a collection of individuals. We often spent hours talking about this, how to handle certain situations that arose, how to help players grow as people, » fellow coach Kevin Leahy said in a press release announcing Armatis’ death. « Peter was at his best when he was helping you work through a problem. He didn’t give you the solution, but would often just listen, ask a question and listen some more. »

Armatis was known as a mentor to those in and out of the soccer community, said the club’s recreation director, Adrian Batchelor.

« Peter put his best foot forward in everything that he did. He was passionate, competitive, caring, responsible, » Batchelor said. « He was a wonderful family man and his good nature just spilled over to everyone that he met… he will be missed immensely. »

Armatis is survived by his wife, daughter and two sons.

Aldo Bazzarelli

Aldo Bazzarelli, owner of an Italian restaurant in New Jersey, died on April 6, according to his family.

Bazzarelli opened Bazzarelli Restaurant in 1971 with his father-in-law, according to NJ.com.

The restaurant is such a beloved local joint that, after a forced closure and rebuild from Super Storm Sandy, New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez and then-Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno came to Bazzarelli’s re-opening ribbon cutting, NJ.com reported.

One day before Bazzarrelli’s death, his family posted that he was intubated and « in a fight for his life. »

Jay Benedict

Actor Jay Benedict died on April 4 from coronavirus, according to TCG Artist Management, which represented him.

Benedict, 68, was best known from 1986’s « Aliens, » 2012’s « The Dark Knight Rises » and the British TV show « Emmerdale, » reported USA Today.

PHOTO: Jay Benedict is shown in the role of Doug Hamilton on the long-running British soap opera, Emmerdale.

Jay Benedict is shown in the role of Doug Hamilton on the long-running British soap opera, Emmerdale.

Jay Benedict is shown in the role of Doug Hamilton on the long-running British soap opera, Emmerdale.

Pierce Brosnan, Benedict’s friend of over 40 years, wrote on Instagram, « This is a photo taken last May outside the stage door of the Lyric theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue London …the stage door was tucked in right next door to the Old Windmill Theatre. Jay and I played brothers in a Franco Zeffirelli production of Filumena. »

« Life was so much fun with Jay, on stage and off, we laughed a lot at the world around us, at our selves, saw the funny side of life always, » he wrote.

« He was a courageous man of handsome life force, that shone its light in every room he walked into, down every road he traveled, he shared his joyful radiance of kinship with all who knew him, a fine mind of intellect and compassion, he gave of himself in every way to the craft of acting, but above all else, he gave us all his great love of life, himself, » Brosnan wrote. « My deepest sympathies and condolences go out to his beloved wife Phoebe, his sons Leo and Freddie, my dearest God sons, peace be with you all dear hearts. »

Shannon Bennett

Shannon Bennett was a deputy with the Broward Sheriff’s Office in Florida, where he served for 12 years.

Bennett was « an out and proud gay law enforcement deputy; a school resource officer who protected and mentored the young students at Deerfield Beach Elementary; a man in love to be wedded later this year, » the sheriff’s office tweeted.

« We love and will miss you, Deputy Bennett. Thank you for your bravery, your kind heart, and your service, » the department said.

Cheryl Catron

Cheryl Catron, a civilian administrative aide with the Fairburn Police Department in Georgia, died on April 3, the department said.

« She was an important part of our team, someone that worked tirelessly to keep us up and running, » the department said. « We are heartbroken here. Losing a member of our Fairburn family is an awful thing to endure. Our thoughts and prayers are with Cheryl’s family, friends, and all those she loved. She will be greatly missed and never forgotten. »

Jose Diaz Ayala

Jose Diaz Ayala, 38, was a sergeant with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

He was battling other underlying health issues before he contracted COVID-19, the sheriff’s office said.

PHOTO: Sergeant Jose Diaz Ayala, 38, died as a result of COVID-19.

Sergeant Jose Diaz Ayala, 38, died as a result of COVID-19.

Sergeant Jose Diaz Ayala, 38, died as a result of COVID-19.

« Sgt. Diaz Ayala began his career at the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office in July of 2006. He was assigned to the Corrections Division where he worked as a Corrections Deputy until being promoted to Sergeant in January of 2016.

He is survived by three daughters.

Daisy Doronila

Daisy Doronila, a single mom from Nutley, New Jersey, spent more than 20 years working as a nurse at the Hudson County Correctional Center.

« She gave tirelessly to her family and community, » said Gov. Phil Murphy.

Tony Greer

Tony Greer, a member of the ABC News family, worked at « Good Morning America » as a studio camera operator since 2014. He died on April 7.

Greer was also an artist, passionate about filmmaking, music, art and fashion.

Greer and his longtime girlfriend, Robin, loved to travel, and each year attended Fashion Week in Paris.

Greer was a « total pro, » said ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos. « He was a consummate gentleman. Such a lovely man, such a lovely spirit. »

PHOTO:

« Good Morning America » camera operator Tony Greer died on April 7 from coronavirus complications.

« Good Morning America » camera operator Tony Greer died on April 7 from coronavirus complications.

« We loved every single moment we were blessed to spend and share with Tony, » added « GMA » anchor Robin Roberts. « Our condolences to his family in Chicago. »

To Greer’s mother, Roberts said, « Your son was a good man. He was kind, he was thoughtful, he was always a gentleman. »

He is survived by his girlfriend; his mother, Fannie; his brother, Kevin; his sister, Janet, and his nieces and nephews.

Anick Jesdanun

Anick « Nick » Jesdanun, 51, a deputy technology editor for The Associated Press and longtime AP employee, died on April 2, the publication said.

Jesdanun was the AP’s first reporter to be given the « internet writer » byline 20 years ago, the publication said. The AP was the only employer Jesdanun ever had.

« He had the deepest institutional memory of AP’s tech coverage and patiently educated dozens of novice colleagues in all things digital, » said Frank Bajak, the AP’s first technology editor.

He ran 83 marathons spanning every continent. He was also a movie buff and a photography lover.

PHOTO: This undated photo shows Anick Jesdanun in New York. Jesdanun, 51, deputy technology editor for The Associated Press, died in New York City, April 2, 2020, of coronavirus-related complications, his family said.

This undated photo shows Anick Jesdanun in New York. Jesdanun, 51, deputy technology editor for The Associated Press, died in New York City, April 2, 2020, of coronavirus-related complications, his family said.

This undated photo shows Anick Jesdanun in New York. Jesdanun, 51, deputy technology editor for The Associated Press, died in New York City, April 2, 2020, of coronavirus-related complications, his family said.

Colette Lamothe-Galette

Colette Lamothe-Galette, a former deputy commissioner at New Jersey’s Department of Health, « dedicated her life to improving the health of New Jerseyans, » Gov. Phil Murphy said.

Two years ago, the state’s Department of Health quoted her saying, « Though it’s hard to do, we must remember to take control of our own health first »

She most recently worked at the Nicholson Foundation which is « dedicated to improving the health and well-being of vulnerable populations. »

The foundation said « Colette’s mission and memory live on through the work. »

Angel Leon

Angel Leon, an NYPD Auxiliary Police sergeant, died on April 4.

« He served the NYPD, & the people of the Bronx, since 1981, » NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea tweeted. « All of NYC is keeping Angel’s family & friends in our prayers. »

Ben Luderer

Ben Luderer, 30, was a teacher and varsity baseball coach in the Cliffside Park School District in New Jersey, reported ABC New York station WABC.

« Thanks for being a great coach, teacher, friend and always a mentor and role model for your students, » the school district said.

He was also a former college athlete who played baseball at Marist College.

Luderer was « a young baseball coach whose love of the game pushed his players to new heights, » New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy tweeted. « Coronavirus has taken another New Jerseyan from us far too soon. Our hearts are with his loved ones and players, both past & present. »

Michael McKinnell

Michael McKinnell, 84, one of the two architects of Boston City Hall, died on March 27, according to The New York Times.

McKinnell was a part of the City Hall 50th anniversary celebration last year, reported ABC Boston affiliate WCVB.

PHOTO: Boston City Hall Architect Michael McKinnell is pictured at a 50th Anniversary Celebration at Boston City Hall in Boston, Feb. 7, 2019.

Boston City Hall Architect Michael McKinnell is pictured at a 50th Anniversary Celebration at Boston City Hall in Boston, Feb. 7, 2019.

Boston City Hall Architect Michael McKinnell is pictured at a 50th Anniversary Celebration at Boston City Hall in Boston, Feb. 7, 2019.

He went on to teach at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, WCVB said.

McKinnell is survived by his wife, two daughters and four grandchildren, the Times said.

Brenda Perryman

Brenda Perryman was a staple of the community in Detroit suburb Southfield, Michigan, where she taught high school speech and drama, launched an actor’s workshop and hosted a radio show reported ABC Detroit affiliate WXYZ.

Perryman died on April 5, according to WXYZ.

Michigan Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence called Perryman « a beloved Southfield educator and community member. »

« Your dedication to building up the community you served will never be forgotten, » she wrote.

Former state Senator Ian Conyers wrote on Facebook, « When someone believes in you they encourage you, teach you and cover you. My dear friend Brenda Perryman was a mentor to so many who want to live free. She taught our proud history and illuminated the vision for Detroit’s future. We are so fortunate to have had her grace. »

Sandra Santos-Vizcaino

Sandra Santos-Vizcaino, 54, who spent more than 20 years with New York City schools, was a third-grade teacher at P.S. 9 in Brooklyn, The Associated Press reported.

She died on March 31, according to P.S. 9 Principal Fatimah Ali.

Her 27-year-old son, Victor Vizcaino, is a medical student who brought her to the hospital, The New York Daily News reported.

« I was able to hold her hand, » he told the Daily News.

Santos-Vizcaino was a « beloved » teacher, Ali said in a letter to students and parents, calling her loss « a tragedy for the PS9 students, staff and the entire school community. »

Besides her son, she is survived by her husband and daughter, according to the Daily News.

PHOTO: Sandra Santos-Vizcaino. Santos-Vizcaino, who taught third grade at an elementary school in  Brooklyn, New York, is the first New York City school teacher reported to have died of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

In this undated family photo provided by Victor-Luis Vizcaino, his father embraces his mother, Sandra Santos-Vizcaino. Santos-Vizcaino, who taught third grade at an elementary school in Brooklyn, New York, is the first New York City school teacher reported to have died of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

In this undated family photo provided by Victor-Luis Vizcaino, his father embraces his mother, Sandra Santos-Vizcaino. Santos-Vizcaino, who taught third grade at an elementary school in Brooklyn, New York, is the first New York City school teacher reported to have died of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

Anthony Smith

Anthony Smith was a postal worker in the Detroit area who spent 30 years with the U.S. Postal Service, the National Postal Mail Handlers Union said in a statement on April 1.

« Anthony was a veteran having served honorably in the Army for 12 years. He was married and loved kids; he helped raise fifteen children, » the union said. « Anthony loved music, a good barbeque and singing karaoke. He was a funny man that enjoyed telling jokes and spending time with family and friends. Anthony Smith will be deeply missed by family, friends and all that knew him. »

PHOTO: Detroit postal worker Anthony Smith died from coronavirus according to a press release dated April 1, 2020.

Detroit postal worker Anthony Smith died from coronavirus according to a press release dated April 1, 2020.

Detroit postal worker Anthony Smith died from coronavirus according to a press release dated April 1, 2020.

James Wilson

Dr. James Wilson, born in the Dominican Republic, lived in Bergen County, New Jersey, for the last 50 years, said New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy.

« Wilson was a pioneering physician – in the 1960s he became one of the first Dominican physicians to open a clinic in the United States, where he tended to patients for more than 40 years, » Murphy tweeted.

Wilson and his wife recently celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary, Murphy said.

He is also survived by his six children.

Michael Yun

Michael Yun was a councilman in Jersey City, New Jersey, first elected to the council in 2013.

He moved to the U.S. in 1979 and lived in Jersey City Heights ever since 1981, according to his city council biography.

He was active in volunteer work, including helping push for the building of Jersey City’s Korean War Veteran’s memorial.

« As Co-Chairman of Save Christ Hospital, he has helped lead the effort to preserve the hospital as an acute care medical facility, » his biography said.

« He was a great co worker and a tireless advocate for the people of #JerseyCity – More than that he was a great father, husband, and grandfather, » Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop tweeted. « I can speak for the entire JC community that we are devastated. »

Published April 4

Marylou Armer

Santa Rosa, California, police detective Marylou Armer « was a bright light in this organization, » Santa Rosa Police Chief Rainer Navarro said.

Armer, who died on March 31, joined the Santa Rosa Police Department in evidence collection in September 1999. She became an officer in May 2008.

Armer’s most recent assignment was as a detective with the domestic violence and sexual aggression team.

Armer was a « thoughtful and committed public servant » who was « always proactive and there with a smile, » Navarro said.

« A hero remembered is never forgotten, » he said.

Francis « Frank » Boccabella III

Francis « Frank » Boccabella III, 39, was the first federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employee to die from COVID-19.

Boccabella joined the TSA in 2004, working as an explosive detection canine handler at New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

PHOTO: Francis “Frank” Boccabella III

Francis “Frank” Boccabella III

Francis “Frank” Boccabella III

He then worked as a compliance inspector and then an explosive detection canine handler at New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport.

« Frank was dedicated to protecting the traveling public with his canine partner, Bullet, a 6-year-old German Short-haired Pointer and his previous canine partner, Zmay, » the TSA said. « Frank and his canine partners screened hundreds of thousands of passengers, keeping them and the transportation network safe. »

« His passing represents a personal loss to all of us who knew him and cherished both his friendship and professionalism, » the TSA said. « We offer heartfelt condolences to Frank’s wife, extended family, his TSA colleagues and his friends. »

James Brown

James Brown, 48, was the principal of Grover Cleveland Middle School in Caldwell, New Jersey, since 2012.

« He leaves behind his wife, Sherry, his three children, and an entire school community who loved him dearly, » New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy tweeted.

In a statement, the Caldwell-West Caldwell Public School District said Brown « introduced a House System to foster team-building and school spirit, and he created an Advisory/Enrichment Program that allows students to develop networks of support and to explore their interests. »

« He brought in many speakers from all walks of life to provide students with models of determination, grit, and commitment to helping those in need. Mr. Brown’s unmatched dedication to community service inspired students, faculty, and parents to focus on compassion for our fellow citizens and to make a difference every day, » read the statement. « We mourn the loss of a wonderful colleague who enriched our lives with his kindness, intelligence, and humor, we extend our deepest condolences to his family. »

Judith Conkey, Lewis Conkey, David Conkey

Three members of an Ohio family — Judith Conkey, her husband Lewis Conkey and their son David Conkey — all died from coronavirus.

« My uncle passed away first and then my grandmother and my grandfather, they both passed the same day, » Judith and Lewis Conkey’s granddaughter, Katie Garbrandt, told ABC News.

« Everyone’s deterioration went pretty quickly, » she said. « My grandparents did know that they were in the same hospital and they could communicate by phone, but they didn’t know one’s condition one day from the next. And we didn’t tell my grandparents when my uncle had passed away. They were on life support and we just we just couldn’t do that. »

« I don’t know if there’s a word to describe how close-knit we are, » Garbrandt said. He said his grandparents were married in 1963 and « did everything together. … They were always there for us. »

« Take it seriously, » Garbrandt said of the virus. « We want to spare any family we can from the trauma that we’re going through. We can’t have funeral the proper way. We can’t grieve with our friends and our family. And it just makes everything 10 times worse. »

PHOTO: From left, David, Judy and Lou Conkey are seen here.

From left, David, Judy and Lou Conkey are seen here.

From left, David, Judy and Lou Conkey are seen here.

Cedric Dixon

Cedric Dixon, 48, was a New York Police Department detective who served the city for 23 years, according to the Detectives’ Endowment Association.

PHOTO: NYPD Detective Cedric Dixon died from the coronavirus.

NYPD Detective Cedric Dixon died from the coronavirus.

NYPD Detective Cedric Dixon died from the coronavirus.

« We are hurting, we are crying and we continue to fight, » Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said.

« I’ve spoke to many of his friends and coworkers since this morning. He was known as the person who would do anything to help you, » Shea said. « He is going to be so sorely missed. »

Larry Edgeworth

Larry Edgeworth was a longtime NBC News employee.

Edgeworth, who died on March 19, most recently worked in an equipment room at NBC News’ New York headquarters. He spent 25 years as an NBC News audio technician, traveling around the world with producers and correspondents, before working in an equipment room at the network’s New York headquarters, NBC News Chairman Andy Lack said.

« He was truly one of the nicest men I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with, » wrote NBC News meteorologist Dylan Dreyer. « Through the coldest snowstorm, he always had a smile on his face. … I’ll miss this wonderfully kind man very much. »

Edgeworth is survived by his wife and two sons.

Angel Escamilla

Angel Escamilla was a pastor with the Calvary Church of Naperville in Illinois.

« I personally found Pastor Angel to be a man of strong faith in the Lord, a man in the Word, and a man of GREAT prayer! » wrote Pastor Marty Sloan. « If anyone ever spoke into the heavens in prayer, it was Pastor Angel. He will be forever missed on our team and in the church family. »

Paul Frishkorn

Paul Frishkorn, 65, had been a flight attendant with American Airlines since 1997 and was based in Philadelphia.

« Over the years he built a reputation as a consummate professional who was honored as a Flight Service Champion twice, » said a statement from the Association of Professional Flight Attendants. « He was also a knowledgeable benefits consultant and servant leader for his colleagues through his work with the Association of Flight Attendants while at US Airways and later, with the Association of Professional Flight Attendants. »

PHOTO: This image of Paul Frishkorn was posted by the Association of Professional Flight Attendants.

This image of Paul Frishkorn was posted by the Association of Professional Flight Attendants.

This image of Paul Frishkorn was posted by the Association of Professional Flight Attendants.

Frank Gabrin

Dr. Frank Gabrin, a New Jersey emergency room doctor, « was committed to health care » and always wanted to be a doctor, his friend of 20 years, Debra Vasalech Lyons, told ABC News.

« He had survived a lot of things. Not only did he survive two bouts of cancer, he was part of emergency medicine during the AIDS epidemic, » she said.

In Gabrin’s emergency room, the coronavirus pandemic « went from manageable to unmanageable almost overnight, » Lyons said.

PHOTO: Dr. Frank Gabrin is seen here with Debra Vasalech Lyons.

Dr. Frank Gabrin is seen here with Debra Vasalech Lyons.

Dr. Frank Gabrin is seen here with Debra Vasalech Lyons.

« He said, ‘Look, the gloves that I have a size medium, I’m an extra large. Every time I put them on, they break. I’ve had to use this week my mask for four shifts,' » she recalled. « The hand-washing stations, they were so busy. They were running out of soap. »

When Gabrin fell ill with coronavirus symptoms, he self-quarantined at home, she said.

Lyon recalled Gabrin telling her: « I’m very grateful that I have it mild. Within a couple of weeks I’ll be through this and I’ll have the antibodies and be ready to go back to work. »

Gabrin is survived by his husband.

Ron Golden

Ron Golden was the brother of Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan.

She wrote on Instagram, « To many, he’ll be a statistic: Tennessee’s second COVID-related death. But to me, I’ll remember a loving, older brother, uncle, father, and husband. »

« Ron was a tough-as-nails Marine who was a big teddy bear on the inside, » Flanagan wrote.

Flanagan wrote that Golden was diagnosed with cancer several weeks ago.

« His immune system was compromised and he contracted COVID-19, » she wrote. « He was put in a medically induced coma and placed on a ventilator. He fought it as hard as he could but it was simply too much for his body. THIS is why we must #StayHome. »

Golden died on March 21.

James Goodrich

Dr. James Goodrich was a world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon and director of the division of pediatric neurosurgery at New York City’s Montefiore Medical Center.

Goodrich, who died on March 30, specialized in children with complex neurological conditions and created an approach for separating twins who are fused at the brain and skull, according to the medical center, where he worked for three decades.

PHOTO: Dr. James Goodrich in an undated photo.

Dr. James Goodrich in an undated photo.

Dr. James Goodrich in an undated photo.

In 2016, he famously led a team of doctors in a 27-hour-long procedure to separate 13-month-old twin boys.

Goodrich was not only a « pioneer » in his field, but also « a humble and truly caring man » remembered for baking holiday cookies and delivering them to the Children’s Hospital nurses each year, Montefiore Medical Center officials said in a statement.

« Dr. Goodrich was a beacon of our institution and he will be truly missed, » Montefiore Medicine CEO Dr. Philip Ozuah said in a statement. « His expertise and ability were second only to his kind heart and manner. »

Douglas Hickok

Army Capt. Douglas Linn Hickok, of the New Jersey National Guard, was a drilling guardsman in the medical command and a civilian physician assistant.

His daughter, Shandrea Hickok, says her favorite memories are the adventures her father took her and her brother on.

« He loved to travel and take us to parks, museums, battleships, military bases, movie theaters, beaches, and restaurants, » Shandrea Hickok said in a statement. « He also loved to go hiking, including up in the mountains of Utah where I went to school or on the Appalachian Trail where he lived in Pennsylvania. He enjoyed learning about wilderness survival and attended many medical conferences that had outdoor trainings. »

« I love how caring and devoted my dad was, » she said. « He traveled a lot for work but would drive hours to visit my brother and I. When I graduated college last year in Utah, he flew out to Utah and got a rental truck to drive me back to the East Coast. We had great memories driving through the Rocky Mountains. »

His sister, Mary Hickok Scott, called her brother « fearless » and said he « kept serving others, even at his own risk! He loved medicine & he fought for the best treatments for his patients. My brother loved serving his country. »

Jeff Hopkins

Jeff Hopkins, 41, who died on April 1, was a deputy with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in Colorado.

He had been with the department since 2001 and leaves behind his wife, Wendy.

Kim King-Smith

Kim King-Smith, who died on March 31, was an EKG technician working the night shift at the University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, said Dr. Shereef Elnahal, President and CEO of the hospital.

« We lost a great one, » Elnahal tweeted. « Kim King-Smith was a hero. »

« She was a front line hero. God bless her, » said New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy.

PHOTO: This image of Kim King-Smith was included in a memorial tweet by Shereef Elnahal.

This image of Kim King-Smith was included in a memorial tweet by Shereef Elnahal.

This image of Kim King-Smith was included in a memorial tweet by Shereef Elnahal.

Silvia Melendez

Silvia Melendez, from Utah, was just 24 years old.

According to her brother, her immune system was weakened from an open heart surgery two years ago,

« She’s the one that helped a lot of people, very open heart, and amazing, amazing. I will miss her, I will miss her so much, » her father, Marcos Melendez, told CBS affiliate KUTV in Salt Lake City.

« You could communicate with Silvia through your looks and she would give you these eyes and you would already know what she was saying, and she would know what you were saying, » her friend Acacia Probert told KUTV.

Her family said they plan to hold a celebration of life once quarantine has ended.

PHOTO: Silvia Melendez, 24, from Utah, passed away from COVID-19.

Silvia Melendez, 24, from Utah, passed away from COVID-19.

Silvia Melendez, 24, from Utah, passed away from COVID-19.

Maria Mercader

Maria Mercader, 54, was a cancer survivor and a CBS News journalist for three decades, joining the network in 1987.

« Even more than her talents as a journalist, we will miss her indomitable spirit, » Susan Zirinsky, CBS News president and senior executive producer, said in a statement released by the network.

« Even when she was hospitalized — and she knew something was going on at CBS, she would call with counsel, encouragement, and would say ‘you can do this,' » Zirinksy said. « I called Maria a ‘warrior,’ she was. Maria was a gift we cherished. »

« The Maria we are privileged to call family and friend knew better than most the power of relationships, loyalty, faith, kindness, perseverance and a smile, even when a smile defied the darkness of the moment, » added Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews, CBS News’ EVP of strategic professional development. « Her notable professional contributions are part of the CBS Archives, but it is her magnificent human spirit that touched so many of us, that will stay with us forever. »

MaryBeth Papetti

MaryBeth Papetti, 65, who is survived by her husband, son and daughter-in-law, « devoted her life to her family and her work in the healthcare field, » according to her obituary.

After becoming a registered nurse, Papetti, who died on March 24, became the director of nursing at several long-term care facilities in New Jersey,

« MaryBeth was known for going above and beyond in her career, not only because of her dedication to her patients, but also for being an inspirational role model to her colleagues, » her obituary said.

PHOTO: MaryBeth Papetti

« She especially found joy in planning family gatherings, in particular her annual family Christmas Eve party, » and recently helping plan her son and daughter-in-law’s wedding.

Papetti was also an aunt of an ABC News employee.

Phillip Perry

Phillip Perry was the principal of G.W. Carver Middle School in Texas.

« Mr. Perry has been a role model to countless students in our district and in his neighborhood, » said a statement from the Waco Independent School District. « He cared deeply for his students and colleagues at G.W. Carver Middle School, providing guidance and support at any time.

« In addition to serving as principal at Carver, Mr. Perry often umpired local baseball games and refereed basketball games, offering words of encouragement to young athletes. »

PHOTO: Phillip Perry

Sypraseuth « Bud » Phouangphrachanh

Sypraseuth « Bud » Phouangphrachanh, a deputy sheriff with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina, died on March 31 and is survived by his wife and five children, said Sheriff Chris Watkins.

« Deputy Phouangphrachanh was affectionately known as « Deputy Bud » by his co-workers, community and his students where he served as a School Resource Officer, » Watkins said in a statement published by ABC Charlotte affiliate WSOC.

« During his service to Montgomery County he filled many roles, but his passion was as a School Resource Officer where he worked with middle school and high school students, » Watkins said. « His dedication to youth led him to attend DARE Instructor Training, which he loved and believed in as a tool to better his community. »

Janice Preschel

Janice Preschel, 60, of Teaneck, New Jersey, « was the founder of the Helping Hands Food Pantry that has fed countless families for more than a decade, » tweeted New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy.

« She was active in her temple – Temple Emeth – and was a past president of the Teaneck Rotary, » he wrote.

Wayne Reese Sr.

Wayne Reese Sr., 74, was a beloved high school football coach in New Orleans.

Reese played football for Tennessee State and the Los Angeles Rams before spending more than 40 years as a head coach in his native New Orleans, reported Nola.com.

« He was a great man and role model and assisted so many inner-city student-athletes in getting to college and getting a degree, » the Louisiana High School Coaches Association told ABC News.

PHOTO: Wayne Reese Sr.

Isaac Robinson

Isaac Robinson was a state representative for Michigan’s 4th House District.

« Rep. Isaac Robinson had a huge heart, a quick wit, and a genuine passion for the people, » tweeted Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. « He was a fierce advocate for Detroiters and people across Southeast Michigan. »

PHOTO:In this Dec. 27, 2019, photo, State Reps. Isaac Robinson attends a protest with community members in Detroit over the expansion of a treatment center. First-term Michigan State Rep. Robinson died, March 29, 2020.

In this Dec. 27, 2019, photo, State Reps. Isaac Robinson attends a protest with community members in Detroit over the expansion of a treatment center. First-term Michigan State Rep. Robinson died, March 29, 2020.

In this Dec. 27, 2019, photo, State Reps. Isaac Robinson attends a protest with community members in Detroit over the expansion of a treatment center. First-term Michigan State Rep. Robinson died, March 29, 2020.

« He dedicated his career to ensuring justice and security for those he served, and the impact he had on his community will continue to be felt for years to come. Rep. Robinson will be missed by many, including me, » she tweeted. « It was an honor to serve the people of Michigan alongside him. »

Robinson died on March 29.

Dan Spector

Dan Spector was a Memphis artist who was gifted from an early age, his younger sister, Rachel Spector Peak, told ABC News.

After attending the Rhode Island School of Design, Spector launched a career in industrial design and started his own company for architectural molds and reproductions, Peak said.

PHOTO: Dan Spector

« I’m on overload right now, » she said.

Peak said her brother’s funeral was held online, which she said was a « tremendous help. »

« It was very painful. I mean to watch your brother get buried by video – to watch your brother period get buried is painful, » she said. « At least I was able to see him and I could hear the rabbi’s prayers and I could see the other people that were there, you know, on my iPad. »

Israel Tolentino Jr.

Israel Tolentino Jr. was a firefighter in Passaic, New Jersey, who came on the job in December 2018.

« He was liked immediately. A wonderful, wonderful person. And he fit right in to that tour and made it his home, » his fire chief, Patrick Trentacost, told ABC News. « We are family… we are there for 24 hours. We sleep there. And we laugh together and we cry together. »

Tolentino « was always happy to jump in » to do fire education at local schools, said Trentacost.

The chief said that what made it especially difficult was that they couldn’t give him the full honors they normally would bestow on a fallen member.

« We did our best, but we had to keep our distance. We had to maintain our personnel in the vehicles, » Trentacost said. « We have to set the example for safety. We have to set the example of social distance. And we did it. We gave as much respect and honor as we possibly could. Certainly we couldn’t go there and hug his wife Maria, who is a tremendous person. We couldn’t hug his kids. »

James Villecco

James Villecco, 55, was an auto mechanic with New York City’s fire department, most recently working in the ambulance repair shop.⁣

« Behind the thousands of calls our members respond to every day is a team of dedicated and skilled mechanics who ensure our ambulances are running 24/7, » said Daniel Nigro, Commissioner of the FDNY. « James Villecco was one of those truly unsung heroes in our Department whose outstanding work provided medical care for the people of our city. The entire Department mourns his loss. »⁣

Villecco, who died on March 29, lived in State Island and served six years in the Army, the FDNY said.

He is survived by his wife, Joy, and daughter, Jessica.

Bernard Waddell Sr.

Bernard Waddell, Sr. was a correctional police officer in Hudson County, New Jersey, who died after 28 years of service, according to the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association.

« He’s going to be sorely missed, » said Ron Edwards, director of the Hudson County Department of Corrections, according to NJ.com. « He was more than just an officer. He was a gentleman. »

New Jersey’s governor, Phil Murphy, called him a front-line hero.

ABC News’ Kiara Brantley Jones, Sony Salzman, Katherine Carroll, Jeff Cook, Andrea Dresdale, Joshua Hoyos and Mariya Moseley contributed to this report.

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