Palmyra, N.Y. - Funeral services were held Wednesday morning for David Gerken Jr., the Palmyra man who was ejected from the Buffalo Bills game and later found dead in a creek outside the stadium.
Investigators have ruled his death an accidental drowning.
"At our age we're not supposed to be burying our friends you know?" said Clayton Woodard one of Gerken's best friends. "The last thing you think when someone goes to a Bills game is they're not going to come home."
Gerken was ejected at halftime for disorderly conduct. He was one of 94 fans kicked out of the stadium last Thursday night during the Bills-Miami game.
A Bills spokesman has expressed the team's condolences and said a thorough review of policies and procedures is underway.
Many in attendance Wednesday morning at St. Mary's Church in Canandaigua tried their best to focus on Gerken's life but couldn't help but wonder about the unanswered questions surrounding his death.
"Everybody's wondering why," Woodard said. "There's a lot of things that seem like anytime something like this happens nothing seems to add up. Just can't put the pieces together."
Gerken Jr. was employed at Heritage Packaging in Victor.