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Toy trucks pour in before mauled Pa. boy's funeral



Published: Fri, November 9, 2012 @ 9:45 a.m.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Toy construction trucks were continuing to pour into the funeral home handling the arrangements for a 2-year-old boy who was fatally mauled in the wild African painted dogs exhibit at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.

The parents of Maddox Derkosh requested the trucks instead of flowers because the boy loved to play with trucks and share them with his friends.

More than 3,000 have been donated, and the William Slater II Funeral Home says it will continue accepting the trucks even after the boy’s funeral this morning.

The family intends to donate the trucks to a charity that will distribute them to needy children on Christmas.


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1peggygurney(402 comments)posted 2 years ago

What a wonderful idea! My heart and sympathies go out to these parents and their family.

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