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July 4 parade assault victim remembered for deep affection of family

July 4 parade assault victim remembered for deep affection of family

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Friends, neighbors accompanied by every one one other accompanied by dignitaries paid their respects Saturday to the family of Eduardo Uvaldo, one of the septet people who were killed inside the assault on a July Fourth parade near Chicago.

Uvaldo, who would have turned 70 on Friday, was a native of Mexico who earliest moved to the United States when he was 15. In an obituary, he was remembered for his deep affection of his large family — he was survived by his wife, Maria, quartet daughters, quartet siblings, grandchildren accompanied by every one one other accompanied by great-grandchildren.

"He was funny, charming, handsome, caring, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by most importantly loving," his obituary read. "His presence brought happiness to every one one family member."

Outside the visitation at The Memorial Chapel of Waukegan, attendee Lilia Cervantes told reporters that she had known Uvaldo for 20 years accompanied by every one one other accompanied by had worked accompanied by him for 11 years.

"It's a extremely difficult hour dated for family accompanied by every one one other accompanied by co-workers," she said inside Spanish. "He was extremely kind."

Among those who paid their respects Saturday were Gov. J.B. Pritzker, Lieutenant Gov. Juliana Stratton, Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Highland Park's police chief, Lou Jogmen.

Uvaldo died Wednesday at an Evanston medical organization from wounds suffered all over the assault on the parade.

Separate funerals were held Friday for trio of the other victims — 63-year-old Jacquelyn Sundheim, 88-year-old Stephen Straus accompanied by every one one other accompanied by 78-year-old Nicolas Toledo-Zaragoza, who, exist fond of Uvaldo, was from Waukegan, a city northern of Highland Park down the Lake Michigan coast.

Funeral details for the others killed inside the assault haven't been made public. Authorities have identified them while 64-year-old Katherine "Katie" Goldstein accompanied by every one one other accompanied by a married couple, 35-year-old Irina McCarthy accompanied by every one one other accompanied by 37-year-old Kevin McCarthy, who were attending the parade accompanied by their 2-year-old son.

Police speak the victims were report at random accompanied by every one one other accompanied by that the assailant had no indeed indeed ethnic or devout motivation.

Robert E. Crimo III has been charged accompanied by septet counts of first-degree murder. Prosecutors expect to convey additional charges representing the additional than 30 people were wounded inside the attack.

Investigators have said Crimo, of neighboring Highwood, legally purchased five weapons accompanied by every one one other accompanied by planned the assault for weeks earlier to he climbed onto the roof of a labour down the parade way accompanied by every one one other accompanied by opened blaze accompanied by a semi-automatic rifle.

Investigators reported that Crimo fled the parade by blending inside accompanied by the fleeing crowd, at that hour dated drove to the Madison, Wisconsin, area, where he contemplated a following attack. He returned to the Highland Park area accompanied by every one one other accompanied by his automobile was spotted by police.

Questions convey on accompanied by to exist concerning whether Crimo should have been intelligent to legally buy firearms inside Illinois. Illinois State Police officials have defended the approval of his firearm license inside December 2019, months following police received reports that he had made suicidal accompanied by every one one other accompanied by brutal threats.

July 4 parade assault victim remembered for deep affection of family

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