Memorial Service Set for 2 Del. Irene Victims

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

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.


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