Who killed Abe Farkas?
CHESTER, Pa. - May 23, 2009 (WPVI) -- A man who started his morning looking at pictures of his new grandchild was brutally gunned down in a community he loved.
"We'll miss hearing his iPod in the morning and seeing him on the computer at night. We'll miss his jokes and his accent. We'll all miss him."
Reading from his remembrance card, Maureen Beail-Farkas gets emotional when talking about her husband. 56-year-old Abe Farkas was a former cop who spent time in the Peace Corps before running a grocery bus in Chester, Delaware County.
He became the "go to" man in the community.
"He drove people to clinic appointments, he moved furniture when people would move, we gave horse rides, block parties," said Maureen.
On Friday January 9th, Abe was driving his bus on his normal route in the 800 block of West 5th Street. At about 7:15 p.m. residents say they heard multiple gun shots. One couple saw Abe's bus and ran outside to help.
"He kept yelling as he was running 'Abe', 'Abe', 'Abe'!"
Police responded and pronounced Abe dead at the scene.
Maureen says Abe had been robbed twice before and she begged him to stop driving the bus.
"I was nervous all the time for him that's really all we ever argued about."
There's a $10,000 reward for anyone with information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for Abe's murder.
"Any tip, you never know which one is going to make the difference."
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