Last week reported on the death of Clinton Street resident Joe Dec and the subsequent search by concerned neighbors for any living relatives and their desire to give him a proper burial.
We’re happy to report that the attorney for Mr. Dec’s co-op has contacted BHB and neighbor Jim Murray, who brought the issue to our attention, with some good news.
Alan Friedman, attorney the co-op, tells us that the Brooklyn Public Administrator’s office was immediately contacted by them on Mr. Dec’s behalf. While Dec had no living relatives in the U.S., his friends alerted them about his burial wishes to be placed in a family plot next to his brother and mother at Calvary cemetery. Mr. Friedman adds that they were also told about “arrangements he had made as a Navy veteran for his burial, all of which were passed along to the Brooklyn Public Administrator’s office.”
Mr. Dec is a native of Poland, but it’s believed that he has no living relatives there. The BPA will be looking into that as well according to Friedman.
Plans for a memorial service are pending.