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Ed Koch recalled as 'doting' by family at funeral

2:03 PM, Feb 4, 2013   |    comments
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NEW YORK -- Ed Koch is being remembered as a doting grand-uncle by family members at the colorful former New York City mayor's funeral.

The former mayor's grand-nephew, Noah Thayer, says Koch was like a "doting grandfather" who only saw "perfection" in his family.

Thayer spoke at Koch's packed funeral on Monday at Manhattan's Temple Emanu-El.

Thayer recalled fond memories of Koch attending elementary school soccer games and getting a manicure with his 11-year-old grand-niece. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg praised Koch as the city's "quintessential mayor."

He said Koch's outsized personality was matched by his integrity.

Associated Press

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