Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Service Held for NYC Man Killed by Falling Crane

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Service Held for NYC Man Killed by Falling Crane

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NEW YORK - A pedestrian killed by a collapsing crane was eulogized Sunday as a man of kindness and generosity as the final remnants of the crumpled steel were removed from the street where they fell. David Wichs, 38, has been described by relatives as a mathematical whiz who graduated from Harvard University and worked at a computerized-trading firm.

His good deeds also made him "an angel," said Haskel Lookstein, rabbi emeritus of the Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun, where the funeral was held.

"We honor a very unique man whose life was a life of giving: giving from his possessions to causes he believed in passionately, Lookstein said.

The recipients included the Yeshiva of Flatbush, which had welcomed Wichs as a 14-year-old from Prague who barely spoke English and knew no Hebrew. …

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