The funeral for the Tacony man shot dead on Valentine's Day allegedly by a neighbor in a dispute over dog droppings will be held tomorrow in the man's hometown of Yonkers, N.Y.
Franklin Manuel Santana, who would have turned 48 Saturday, was gunned down just after 4 p.m. Tuesday when he approached neighbor Tyrirk Harris, 27, and asked him to leash and curb his dogs, whose plentiful uncollected droppings were a well-known neighborhood nuisance. Harris was arrested on murder and gun charges; a preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 29.
Santana left behind his wife, Raquel Borges, 6-week-old daughter Roxxanne Santana and 14-year-old daughter Melissa Santana, in addition to many other relatives and friends.
His viewing and memorial service will be held 5 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the Yonkers Funeral Service, 107 Yonkers Ave., Yonkers, N.Y. 10701.