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Family, Friends Mourn Lidle

Private planes fly in formation over Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Covina at the start of the funeral for Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle, killed last week in a plane crash in New York. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
Mourners arrive at Forest Lawn Memorial Park for the funeral of Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
From left, New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, former Yankee great Reggie Jackson, active player Derek Jeter and manager Joe Torre arrive at a memorial service for Cory Lidle. (Reed Saxon / AP)
Joe Torre arrives at a memorial service for Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle. Lidle was remembered as “a loving husband and an awesome father” at a memorial attended by family, friends and teammates. (Reed Saxon / AP)
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter talks with reporters as he arrives at a memorial service for Cory Lidle. (Reed Saxon / AP)
Family and friends of Cory Lidle gather outside Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Covina. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
Reggie Jackson arrives for the funeral of Yankee pitcher Cory Lidle. Lidle and his flight instructor, Travis Stanger, were killed Oct. 11 when Lidle’s small private plane crashed into a high-rise apartment building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
Journalists gather for the funeral of Cory Lidle. The family held a public memorial for the Yankees pitcher. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
Mortuary staff stands outside gate of Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Covina for the funeral of Cory Lidle. Several hundred attended the services. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
Christine Perkins, who said she was giving assistance in funeral arrangements, speaks with journalists outside Forest Lawn Memorial Park. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
Detail of a pin worn by mourners attending the funeral for Cory Lidle. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
Family and friends embrace next to the casket and photographs of Cory Lidle. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
Mourners embrace outside Forest Lawn Memorial Park during the funeral of Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
Left-right, Former New York Yankees player Reggie Jackson, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, Yankees Senior Vice-President and General Manager Brian Cashman and Yankees manager Joe Torre gather outside before reception at Faith Community Church in West Covina. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
Yankees manager Joe Torre embraces Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, outside reception at Faith Community Church in West Covina. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
Kevin Lidle, center, holding flowers, arrives at a memorial reception for his twin brother, New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
A photograph of Yankee pitcher Cory Lidle greets mourners as they arrive at reception at Faith Community Church in West Covina. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
An emotional Melanie Lidle, wife of New York Yankee pitcher Cory Lidle attempts to make a statement outside the reception. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
Melanie Lidle, left, widow of New York Yankee pitcher Cory Lidle is comforted by her husband’s agent, Jordan Feagan, right. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
Friends embrace each other as they arrive at reception. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
Detail of a pin honoring Yankee pitcher Cory Lidle, worn by many gathered at reception at Faith Community Church in West Covina. (Spencer Weiner / LAT)
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