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Wednesday procession and memorial set for Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez

Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez watches the game from the dugout during a game against St Louis at Marlins Park, July 28.
Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez watches the game from the dugout during a game against St Louis at Marlins Park, July 28. MIAMI HERALD

A procession and public viewing for late Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez will begin Wednesday afternoon at Marlins Park. His funeral mass Thursday will be a private ceremony.

Wednesday’s start time will be 2:16 p.m., the minutes a nod to Fernandez’s jersey number.

Fans can park on the west side of the stadium and gather on the west plaza of Marlins Park to see the procession. From the stadium, the procession will stop at Ermita de la Caridad (Our Lady of Charity) for a private event for family and friends; then to St. Brendan Catholic Church, 8725 SW 32nd Street, where the public viewing will be held from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Instead of flowers, the family requests contributions be sent to the JDF16Foundation at the Miami Foundation, 40 NW 3rd Street, #305, Miami, FL, 33128 or via the website.

Fernandez, Emilio Macias and Eddy Rivero, all in their 20s, died when Fernandez’s boat crashed early Sunday morning on a South Beach jetty.

David J. Neal: 305-376-3559, @DavidJNeal

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