More than 500 people filled the St. Thomas Syrian Orthodox Knanaya Church in Clifton today to pay their final respects to a Hawthorne man who was slain in the church last Sunday.
Dennis John Malloosseril, 25, was shot when he tried to intervene in an argument between Reshma James, 24, and her estranged husband, Joseph Pallipurath, 27, of Sacramento, Calif.
Authorities say Pallipurath shot James, Malloosseril and James' cousin.
Malloosseril was remembered during today's four-hour service as a gregarious but humble young man who was fiercely dedicated to his church community. His parents, Abraham and Aley, and older sister, Lois, sat in the front pew, a few feet from Malloosseril's open casket.
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