More than 200 family members, friends and students came a service in Queens on Sunday to mourn Ross Reisner, the accomplished horse trainer, stable owner and riding instructor who was fatally shot last Tuesday at his Setauket home, Newsday reports.
"My heart trembles. ... It's a resounding tragedy that you can only whisper about," said Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald, director of the nonprofit National Jewish Outreach Program.
According to Newsday, in his eulogy – read by his mother – Reisner's longtime partner Kevin Murray wrote: "It was an amazing 25 years. Only once did we question if we would spend our whole lives together ... we looked into each other's eyes and into our souls and that would be our foundation. ... And each of you have witnessed our love. My heart is broken."