Family, friends remember Bronx sanitation worker Nelson Diaz

Loved ones gathered at the local garage renamed in his honor. (4/3/14)

THE BRONX - A Bronx sanitation worker is being remembered after he suffered a heart attack and passed away while on the job in 2008. 

Family and friends gathered at the Nelson Diaz Garage to mark the three-year anniversary of its renaming for him. 

They say that Diaz loved the garage and treated it like his second home. 

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Diaz was also honored with a purple heart for his injuries in Vietnam. 

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