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Fire victims remembered at emotional service

Mourners wear T-shirts remembering the father and three children who died in a fire May 2, 2013, on Hulett Street in Schenectady at a memorial service May 18. 2013, at Bond Funeral Home.
Mourners wear T-shirts remembering the father and three children who died in a fire May 2, 2013, on Hulett Street in Schenectady at a memorial service May 18. 2013, at Bond Funeral Home.
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On a sunny Saturday morning, the mood inside Bond Funeral Home was gray, with dark clouds of emotion brimming with electricity. This was not a quiet service. “I reached over and took him, put him in my arms,” said Maj. Mike Himes, recalling his last Christmas service at the Salvation Army in Schenectady. “And he pulled his head back and looked at my face. And he closed his eyes and put his head right on ...


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