A walk in Delaware Park to honor the late Father Joseph F. Moreno Jr. will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, with proceeds benefiting the Father Joe Foundation.
Walkers are asked to donate $30 to the foundation, which benefits people in need in the Buffalo area. Registration can be done at frjoefoundation.com or at 8 a.m. on the day of the walk near Zoo Gate 8 in the park.
Known for his efforts to help the poor, the 54-year-old Moreno died in October 2012 of a gunshot wound in the St. Lawrence Church rectory on East Delavan Avenue. Buffalo Police called the shooting self-inflicted, but family members have never accepted that finding.
"His death is still unsolved in the minds of many people who knew him, but what everyone agrees on is that Father Joe did many good, humanitarian things for people in this community," said Tony Farina, a friend of the Moreno family. "He was a compassionate listener, who was always there in a time of need. If you had a problem, you could always go to Father Joe."