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Sante Reghini, Who Gave His Life for a Woman, Buried from Sister’s Home
Services for George Nasser, Another Victim, To-morrow
The funeral of one of the victims of the Titanic disaster, Sante Reghini, was held at Brooklyn to-day, and the burial of another, George Nasser, will take place to-morrow. Reghini was one of the men who were left behind on the sinking liner and his body was recovered by the cable steamer Mackay-Bennett.

Sante Reghini’s funeral was held from the home of his sister, Mrs. Frederick Wenger, at 265 Eighty-ninth street. The interment was made at Evergreen Cemetery. He was born in Italy twenty-eight years ago and lived in Brooklyn for eight years.

“My brother died a hero,” said Mrs. Wenger to-day. “I have learned he was about to enter one of the lifeboats when a woman behind him appealed to be saved and, stepping aside, he allowed her to take a place in the boat. There was room for more persons, but before my brother could get in the boat it had started off. When last seen he was standing on the deck, waiting for the ship to sink.

“Why were the women so selfish? Why could they not have crowded together and and made room for some of the men? There could have been at least one hundred men saved, and even if my brother was not among them, such men as Isador [sic] Straus and John Jacob Astor, who were needed in the world, could have been rescued.”

George Nasser will be buried from the undertaking establishment of J. J. Cronin, of 115 Atlantic avenue, to-morrow afternoon. He was a member of St. Nicholas’ Greek Orthodox Church in Pacific street. He is survived by a widow and a cousin. He was engaged in the lace business in Manhattan. Interment will be made at Mount Olivet Cemetery.


Mark Baber, USA


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