Private Memorial Held for Kobe and Gianna

The family of Kobe and Gianna Bryant have said goodbye.  Kobe and his daughter Gianna have been laid to rest. A private burial service was held last Friday.  A huge, public memorial is planned for February 24th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.  Funeral services for the other victims of the crash were held over the past several days as well.  And remembering those who were also killed:

  • Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife, Keri, and daughter, Alyssa. Altobelli also leaves behind a son and daughter.
  • Assistant girls’ basketball coach, Christina Mauser. As we told you yesterday, she is survived by her husband, Matt, and their three young children – aged 3, 9 and 11.
  • Sarah Chester and her daughter, Payton. They are survived by husband/dad Chris and son/brothers Hayden and Riley, both 16.
  • The helicopter’s pilot was Ara Zobayan.


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