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Family and friends lay murdered city employee to rest

Mayor, police chief and others paid respects
Posted at 10:33 PM, Mar 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-28 23:33:45-04

More than 1,000 people gathered to say goodbye to Greg Zyszkiewicz, the city worker shot and killed in his car while on the job last week, at Christ Church UCC on Milwaukee's South Side Tuesday.

No mater how people knew him, they spoke highly of this man.

"Salt of the earth," said Dave Igielski.

"Fine man, happy nice looking a wonderful family sad it's just sad," said Diane Igielski.

The pastor called Zyszkiewicz a truly remarkable man who walked the walk and lived a life of no regrets, with a bucket list full of ways to do good for those around him.

"He always had something positive to say and always left with a smile," said Linda Sumbry.

During the funeral his kids said everyone should strive to be like their father. They said calling their dad good or great was a disservice because he was the best man.

"He was just a very awesome man he made my childhood very fun,” said Miranda Cochrane.

Mayor Tom Barrett, Police Chief Ed Flynn and several aldermen were among the crowd who came to pay their respects.

"He was just the most amazing man ever," said Angela Nabarrete.

 

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