Family Pays Tribute to 12-Year-Old Matthias Berhanu, Killed on School Field Trip in Texas

Above: 12-year-old Matthias Berhanu, who was killed during a
school field trip in East Texas. He was struck by a falling tree.

By JONATHAN BETZ
WFAA
Posted on December 19, 2010 at 9:49 PM

GARLAND – Hundreds paid tribute at a memorial service Sunday for 12-year-old Matthias Berhanu, a Richardson boy who was killed on a school field trip in East Texas. Matthias was sitting at a bench at Sky Ranch when he was struck by a falling tree.

Friends and family members read poems and spoke about their beloved classmate on Sunday at the memorial service at St. Michael Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church in Garland.

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