Funerals for Two Young Western New Yorkers

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Amid the rain on Saturday, two communities and two families had to say their final goodbyes to young lives cut short ... 5-year-old Eain Brooks and 16-year-old Damon Janes.

Brooks's funeral comes after a week that saw his mother's boyfriend charged with his murder.

We respected family members wishes today and did not bring our cameras inside for the funeral or interview anyone who attended.

But as you can see, people were embracing outside of the funeral home in Sanborn.

It was just about a week ago when Buffalo Police responded to a rescue call to a home Albany Street.

Brooks died Tuesday at Women's and Childrens Hospital.

A vigil was held Saturday to honor and remember the boy.

And in Westfield, loved ones gathered at the Lakeshore Assembly of God for the funeral of 16-year-old Damon Janes. He died Monday, three days after suffering a hit to the head while playing for the Brocton-Westfield football team.

Again, we respected the family's wishes and did not speak with any of the mourners at the funeral today.

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