Homeless Good Samaritan Honored At NY Wake

" About a dozen relatives and friends gathered Wednesday at a funeral home in Brooklyn to honor a Good Samaritan who was shown on video footage as passers-by ignored him while he lay, mortally wounded, on a city sidewalk outside an apartment building. It was a humble service for Hugo Alfredo Tale-Yax, as mourners were outnumbered by television news crews and reporters, drawn to Funeraria La Fe in the scruffy Bushwick neighborhood by the national headlines generated by the Guatemalan immigrant's death. His body lay in an open casket, surrounded by flowers. A large wooden cross hung on the wall over his casket and a smaller one hung near a letter from a stranger, who had read about his story in the news. ""He was an angel from God among us, and he was a brave, courageous, caring man, who sacrificed life to save someone else,"" it read. One of his grieving brothers, Byron Tale-Yax, said it was difficult to talk about the way his brother died."