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Memorial Service Set for 2 Del. Irene Victims

Respects paid for two men who lost their way in Hurricane Irene

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    Memorial Service Set for 2 Del. Irene Victims
    New Castle County Police
    Christopher Valentine (left) and Jean Baptista (right) went missing during Hurricane Irene and were later found dead

    Friends and family of two men who died during Hurricane Irene are gathering at a church in Hockessin, Del. to pay their final respects.

    The bodies of Christopher Valentine of Hockessin and his friend Jean Baptista of Clark, N.J., were found Monday in a small stream that police say would have been swollen with rainwater during the storm. Both men were 25.

    Police say they apparently tried to run from a friend's house to Valentine's parents' house during the height of the storm.

    A visitation and memorial service were set for Friday morning. A reception was scheduled Friday afternoon at the Hockessin Volunteer Fire Company banquet hall.

    Another service was scheduled for Baptista Sunday in Clark, N.J.