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Memorial service set for Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez

Posted at 12:03 PM, Sep 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-28 12:32:42-04

MIAMI (AP) -- The Miami Marlins have scheduled a public memorial service for pitcher Jose Fernandez, who was killed in a weekend boat crash along with two friends.

The team said in a news release that fans can gather Wednesday along the west side of Marlins Park for the departure of a funeral motorcade at 2:16 p.m. Fernandez wore No. 16 on his jersey.

A public viewing will be held at St. Brendan's Catholic Church from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. A private funeral mass will be held Thursday for family and Marlins players and personnel.

Instead of flowers, the Fernandez family asks for charitable contributions to the JDF16 Foundation, which is online at www.MiamiFoundation.org/jdf16.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the crash early Sunday into a rock jetty off South Beach.

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