With American flags flapping from their motorcycles, Patriot Guard riders escorted the body of Capt. Bruce Kevin Clark to a Spencerport church where bagpipers played and uniformed pallbearers slowly carried his flag-draped casket inside.
The U.S. Army nurse collapsed and died in Afghanistan during a computer video chat last month with his wife.
Susan Orellana-Clark was joined by family and friends for her husband's funeral Tuesday at St. Mary Catholic Church in her hometown.
The couple's 3- and 9-year-old daughters followed their mother's lead and placed their right hands on their hearts as they stood and watched.
Orellana-Clark was in Texas chatting with her husband from his base in Tarin Kot, Afghanistan, via Skype on April 30 when he pitched forward. For two hours, she tried to get help for her dying husband, before finally seeing military officials enter the room where the 43-year-old lay still.
Initially, Clark's family said they believed he had been shot and that after he fell his wife could see a bullet hole in the closet behind him. But the Army said last week that there was no bullet wound on his body and no evidence of foul play.
Autopsy toxicology results are pending.
The family asked for privacy Tuesday and asked that reporters not attend the service."
Clark was buried in the veteran's section of Fairfield Cemetery in Spencerport.