Rejections over funeral arrangements upset Way family

Jan 17, 2014 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Watertown Daily Times

The family of Marine Private First Class Skyler D. Way, killed in a car accident last week in North Carolina, is distressed that its requests to have his calling hours and funeral at either the Gouverneur Fire Department or Gouverneur Central School were turned down.

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That was a bad move on the fire department bet they will not get the donations from a lot of residents now . Just wrong on their part .
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If you wasn't such a loser, you would know that the fire department doesn't have the place to do this. So Mr/Mrs know it all what should they do? Move out all the truck that are full of water and would freeze, have to clean out all the equipment? Because if the didn't put everything that is lose away the local Gouverneur thieves and welfare rats.
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Really you must be the high class of Gouverneur . Why could they not have put a couple trucks in wash bay and couple in the old village building and the others could have sat outside even if they let them run it would have been for a few hours each day. I think someone should have put a little more thought . Have a little compassion and Dwayne if that's what you think of your local people that we are all thieves and welfare you better volunteer your services at the elks so us welfare scum don't steal everything not bolted down ...
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Really you must be the high class of Gouverneur . Why could they not have put a couple trucks in wash bay and couple in the old village building and the others could have sat outside even if they let them run it would have been for a few hours each day. I think someone should have put a little more thought . Have a little compassion and Dwayne if that's what you think of your local people that we are all thieves and welfare you better volunteer your services at the elks so us welfare scum don't steal everything not bolted down ...
if the fire alarm went off that would be just nice to have an interruption during a funeral...members running in to get their gear...major commotion....then having the trucks sit outside to freeze up..obviously someone put a lot of thought into this except you...like there isn't compassion...to even bring up a comment about this here you have no compassion for the grieving family or you wouldn't have done it.
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alarms wrote:
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if the fire alarm went off that would be just nice to have an interruption during a funeral...members running in to get their gear...major commotion....then having the trucks sit outside to freeze up..obviously someone put a lot of thought into this except you...like there isn't compassion...to even bring up a comment about this here you have no compassion for the grieving family or you wouldn't have done it.
OK guess they shouldn't have any events at fire dept there MIGHT be an interruption and MASS confusion just by CHANCE something MIGHT happen . Well something did happen and fire department said NO
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<quoted text> OK guess they shouldn't have any events at fire dept there MIGHT be an interruption and MASS confusion just by CHANCE something MIGHT happen . Well something did happen and fire department said NO
well since they don't have any events there except department things, I would say it isn't an issue. Other groups have inquired about holding events there and been turned down.

This whole spectacle of a funeral is way over the top and should have been scaled back to what is normal for a self inflicted death, because that's what this was.
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<quoted text> OK guess they shouldn't have any events at fire dept there MIGHT be an interruption and MASS confusion just by CHANCE something MIGHT happen . Well something did happen and fire department said NO
I have been reading all of the nonsense, both here and on facebook and until now I have kept quiet. I am sorry for the tragic loss of this young man, his life ended way too soon. With that said however, his family has made a complete joke out of his services and this town. He was in the Marines for all of what 8 months? He is not a war hero, he didn't die in combat, he died doing something that many many young people do, being foolish and driving too fast. I can't quite figure out why his family seems to think there needs to be a huge media blitz, that there will be 2000 at his funeral that he and they are somehow more important than any other young person who has died in the same manner. Someone please tell me how his life had more meaning and how he was more important than the young man who died in the car accident on Peabody Road a few years back. The fire department is here to serve the entire community, not to allow people with over inflated egos to take over the fire hall for their own use, same goes for the school. It makes me sick to see the way this family has disgraced their son.
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well said imsorry it is way out of control
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<quoted text> OK guess they shouldn't have any events at fire dept there MIGHT be an interruption and MASS confusion just by CHANCE something MIGHT happen . Well something did happen and fire department said NO
YOU are CRAZY and DONT know WHAT the HELL you're TALKING about! GO crawl BACK in your HOLE.
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I mean no offense to this young man's friends and family, but WHY exactly does Mr. Way's death and funeral arrangements deserve all this attention? "He was a good kid" doesn't cut it. Lots of good kids and people die every day. We certainly wasn't killed in battle. He died in a car accident while speeding and breaking Marine regulations. The family asked businesses and organizations to DONATE space, time and materials to his funeral, and appears really upset that some folks have said "No". WHY?!? What ever happened to humility, self respect and private grief? I'm betting this kid would have been embarrassed by all this this so-called "uproar".

Bash away, as I know many of you will, but will you all be standing out there waving flags and asking for donations when the last local WWII or Korea COMBAT VETERAN dies? I doubt it.
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He would have a free military funeral since he was a marine, so asking for more 'freebies' is pathetic. Any VFW,legion, or Amvets would have allowed the funeral at there establishment. And having a funeral at the fire department hell they don't even do that for members why would they do it for some local kid that had nothing to do with them? Next time see if you have the funeral at the state troopers barracks. He died speeding and yes that's a shame but the kid is no veteran or hero. So stop looking for freebies
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What's really pathetic is his family will be receiving an insurance check for over 500K for his service insurance
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Funeral homes are here to take care of our deceased loved ones. It's what they do. It's what we use them for. It's their PURPOSE.
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It's funny that you people say the fire dept don't even do it for members because I remember when Jessica Scott's lil girl was killed in a Auto Mobil accident few years ago I attended her services at the fire hall and there were no issues then so why does it seem to me everybody is bashing this family like they don't deserve to do this the way they want to and they feel comfortable with Also I find it ignorant that anything was mentioned about the money they will get for him serving as an active member of the marines I don't think that's anyone's business but his family's <3 R.I.P Skyler <3
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It's funny that you people say the fire dept don't even do it for members because I remember when Jessica Scott's lil girl was killed in a Auto Mobil accident few years ago I attended her services at the fire hall and there were no issues then so why does it seem to me everybody is bashing this family like they don't deserve to do this the way they want to and they feel comfortable with Also I find it ignorant that anything was mentioned about the money they will get for him serving as an active member of the marines I don't think that's anyone's business but his family's <3 R.I.P Skyler <3
Your full of shit. There has NEVER been a service for calling hours OR a funeral at the fire dept.
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Enough wrote:
It's funny that you people say the fire dept don't even do it for members because I remember when Jessica Scott's lil girl was killed in a Auto Mobil accident few years ago I attended her services at the fire hall and there were no issues then so why does it seem to me everybody is bashing this family like they don't deserve to do this the way they want to and they feel comfortable with Also I find it ignorant that anything was mentioned about the money they will get for him serving as an active member of the marines I don't think that's anyone's business but his family's <3 R.I.P Skyler <3
Well if they are going to run around begging money then people should know the truth
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Military pays for all the funeral and burial plus gives the family his life insurance money. Well at least that money will build a few more race cars for dan
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Jennifer markham wrote:
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Well if they are going to run around begging money then people should know the truth
Then try telling the truth...I it is not 500k and it is really not your business Nata ...
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Then try telling the truth...I it is not 500k and it is really not your business Nata ...
I would say 500k is stretching it, but who knows maybe.
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That was a bad move on the fire department bet they will not get the donations from a lot of residents now . Just wrong on their part .
They made a smart move by saying, "No". Donations are to the GFD to help with putting out fires, not "putting on funerals." They are respected for their wise decision to not host a funeral. They will NOT lose donations because of this. Don't be ridiculous.

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