We now have information about Harry Wieder’s funeral. It will be held Friday at noon, at the Schwartz Brothers-Jeffer Memorial Chapels in Forest Hills. Follow this link for directions and contact information.
Also this afternoon, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer is out with the following statement:
I was extremely saddened to learn about the tragic circumstances surrounding the death of Harry Wieder, a longtime advocate and member of Community Board 3. My thoughts go out to his family and friends. He leaves behind a huge void in the communities he served. How terrible that someone who worked to improve transportation for all was struck by a taxi. We can honor his life by continuing to fight for safer roads, and furthering his legacy of equality and access for all.
More reactions to Wieder’s death, via the New York Post:
“He was everywhere and involved in so many different things,” said City Council Speaker Christine Quinn. “He was undaunted by his physical challenges. I never heard Harry say, ‘I can’t do that, that march is too long.’”
“Harry was a small person but he was a very big personality. He had a big voice and a very colorful character,” said Anne Emmerman, the former commissioner of the department of the aging during the Dinkins Administration.