Steven Ercolino's family to share memories at funeral

Mourners gather to remember Steven Ercolino at his

Mourners gather to remember Steven Ercolino at his wake at the Ballard Durand funeral home in White Plains. (Aug. 27, 2012) Photo Credit: Newsday Nancy Siesel

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The victim of the Empire State Building shooting will be eulogized Wednesday at a service that will touch on the senseless violence that claimed his life in a flash of cold-blooded fury.

Funeral services for Steven Ercolino are scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in White Plains.

Three members of Ercolino's immediate family will give readings and will be allowed to share their memories of the Brooklyn-born Ercolino, who was reared in Nanuet and graduated from Clarkstown South High School in 1988.

The Rev. Philip Quealy, who is with Our Lady of Sorrows, will deliver a eulogy for family and friends struggling to understand the forces that led a co-worker holding a yearlong grudge to gun down Ercolino, 41, as he walked to work on a sun-drenched Friday morning.

"It's always difficult when you don't know the person," Quealy told Newsday on Tuesday. "I will touch on the sins of violence, and the evil of violence in this world."

A funeral Mass will follow at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale. Ercolino will be cremated, according to his obituary.

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Meanwhile, a Manhattan grand jury continues to probe the actions of the two NYPD officers who fatally shot Jeffrey Johnson, 58, of Manhattan, as he coolly walked away from the scene after firing five times at Ercolino.

The officers could face assault charges for injuries suffered by nine bystanders hit by some of the bullets cops used to take down Johnson. The officers shot a total of 16 rounds.

Police shooting experts predicted the grand jury will clear the officers.