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06/28/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Hugo Alfredo Tale-Yax, Good Samaritan Ignored While Bleeding To Death, To Be Honored At NYC Wake (VIDEO)

NEW YORK — A homeless Good Samaritan who was ignored while lying, mortally wounded, on a New York City sidewalk will be honored at a wake.

The family of Guatemalan immigrant Hugo Alfredo Tale-Yax (TAHL'-eh yaks) is holding services Wednesday at a Brooklyn funeral home.

Police say Tale-Yax was stabbed while helping a woman being attacked. He was found dead on April 18 after lying on a Queens sidewalk for nearly an hour. Some passersby paused and left; others kept walking.

One of his brothers, Byron Tale-Yax, says their actions send a message about humanity.

Police are still looking for the woman Tale-Yax rescued and the man with whom she had fought.