BUFFALO, N.Y. — Krystle Pino stopped by the memorial outside the Tops Market on Jefferson Avenue to light candles in honor of her friend and neighbor who was killed in Saturday's mass shooting.
She shared a photo of her friend, Roberta Drury, 32.
Pino said Drury is from Syracuse, but was staying here in Buffalo.
"No matter what she went through. She was full of life. Caring, happy, she cared about everyone. This is just sad. I was actually supposed to... she was standing in there waiting for me. And I did a u-turn to get coffee and I didn't make it on time," said Drury's friend and neighbor Krystle Pino.
Pino said the community's support is helping her and the victims' families begin the long healing process.
Drury's sister Amanda had this to say about her Robbie:
"Robbie was the one to walk up and say hello first, she was never afraid to talk to anyone and everyone and made friends every where she went. er death is such a loss because her vibrancy set a tone and gatherings with her were always boisterous and loving. Chris has had multiple surgeries and bone marrow transplants for his leukemia. Robbie was between jobs and offered to move to Buffalo years ago to help him with his house and business while he was ill.
I’ll always remember her in Wildwood on family vacations always getting everyone in the water, splashing around, made sure family gatherings were about truly spending quality time together."
Calling hours took place at the Fergerson Funeral Home on South Main St. in North Syracuse A Mass of Christian Burial was held at the Church of the Assumption on North Salina St.
In lieu of flowers, the family would ask for those who would like, that donations be made in Roberta's honor to the Buffalo Zoo.