More Than 1,000 Attend Visitation for Danny Parmertor

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Under cloudy skies with tearful eyes, hundreds of people lined up outside Monreal Funeral Home in Eastlake.

Solemn family, friends and classmates were there for the visitation of 16-year-old Daniel Parmertor.

"I knew him since I was little. So, it's pretty hard being here," said student Courtney Hudic.

"It's going to be hard just to see the family. We were just saying, once we see the family, we are just going to cry," added student Brianna Simko.

Parmertor was the first victim of the Chardon shootings to die Monday.

Friday afternoon, over 1,000 people showed up to pay their respects to his grief-stricken family.

"It's just heartbreaking. And I look out at all the people who are here today; I mean, that line is all the way around that funeral home," said Donna Lombardo, of Chardon.

Described as the boy next door who loved computers, people remember Danny for his personality, wit and laugh.

Parmertor's viewing comes on the same day that classes resumed at Chardon High School.

"It's been hard. Half of our school knew Danny, Demetrius and Russell. We had a prayer service for them. It's been hard," said Simko.

And while the Parmertor family prepares to say their final goodbyes, the community of Chardon starts the painful process of getting back to normal.

"Everybody is at one.They say Chardon is one heartbeat.  And that's what we will always be," said student Ashley Rondini.

Parmertor's funeral is Saturday morning at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chardon.

He will be buried at All Souls Cemetery following the funeral.

For additional funeral information for Danny Parmertor, Demetrius Hewlin and Russell King, Jr., click HERE.

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