Three Capital Gazette victims remembered over the weekend

Posted at 6:33 PM, Jul 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-08 20:18:36-04

One of the five newspaper employees killed in a shooting at a Maryland newspaper's office is remembered as a shy man who expressed his brilliant intellect through the editorials he wrote.

More than 150 relatives, friends and co-workers of Capital Gazette editorial page editor Gerald Fischman gathered on Sunday for his funeral service and burial at Judean Memorial Gardens cemetery in Olney.

Fischman and four other staffers were killed June 28 when a gunman attacked the Annapolis newsroom.

Rebecca Smith was one of those staffers. She was also memorialized on Sunday during a viewing service, at the Duda Ruck Funeral Home in Dundalk. Smith was a Gazette sales assistant who had just started her job. 

Earlier this weekend on Saturday, family and friends said their goodbyes to a third Gazette staffer, reporter Wendi Winters. Colleagues called Winters a hero who charged the shooter.

On Tuesday, there will be a memorial service for Gazette writer John McNamara. It will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the University of Maryland College Park chapel.

The Associated Press and WMAR Staff contributed to this story.