Remembering James Reif

By Kiersten Mathieu

July 22, 2010 Updated Feb 19, 2007 at 11:16 PM EDT

Funeral services were held for 42 year old James Reif.

It was standing room only at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Endicott.

Reif was a former Broome County Sheriff's Deputy.

Bag pipers played Amazing Grace while deputies carried the casket draped with the American flag.

A friend recalls what Reif's daughter, Lauren, said during the service.

"I could relate to everything she said. I mean, all the inside jokes. I remember Mr. Reif singing, just being crazy. It touched so many people," says Hayley Checkatka of Endicott.

After the service friends and family consoled each other outside.

Reif was laid to rest in Riverhurst Cemetary.

Reif, and brothers Mark and Robert Norris were shot to death a week ago in Philadelphia.

A disgruntled investor in their Heritage Country Club plan killed the men and himself.

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