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Erika Bermudez becomes emotional as she leans over the grave of her mother Eudiana Smith after she was buried in Bayview Cemetery Saturday, May 2, 2020, in Jersey City, N.J., Bermudez was not allowed to approach the gravesite until after cemetery workers had buried her mother completely; other members of the family and friends stayed in their cars. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

AP PHOTOS: Funerals become lonely affairs amid pandemic

May. 27, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Mohammad Altaf, the generous spirit. Eudiana Smith, the trailblazer. Servius Collin, the caretaker. All were taken by COVID-19. And in death, all were robbed of the funerals they deserved. As the coronavirus pandemic worked its way toward 100,000 U.S. deaths, a wave of shaken...

This undated family photo by Fizza Khan provided on Monday, May 18, 2020, shows her uncle Shafqat Khan, fourth from left, who died from the COVID-19 at the age of 76, leaving behind his wife Saida Khanum shown with their grandson Gabriel Cheng, fourth from right, his daughter Sabila Khan standing next to her husband Brian Cheng, his son Sabahat Khan, third from left, with his wife Gail Mooney holding their son Dublin, far left, his son Shafaat Khan is seated next to his wife Nusrat Khusroo Khan, far right, while holding their son Ayaan, second from right. (Fizza Khan via AP)

Lives Lost: Pakistani immigrant helped others in Jersey City

May. 21, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — When a friend of the Khan family got a job working for a New Jersey politician, family patriarch Shafqat Khan was a regular sight at the politician's office, frequently dropping by to seek help for people in need. It was natural for Khan, a longtime Jersey City resident grateful...