South Troy Pool closes for Albany murder victim

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There was a funeral service on August 3 for the 21-year-old man killed at an Albany deli mart in July. 

Naheim Burbridge was a respected pool attendant at South Troy Pool, so the city pool shut down all their operations for the day to give employees a chance to say their final goodbyes.

One of Burbridge’s co-workers, Rufus Nguyen-McDowell, described Burbridge as a positive light, always making everyone’s day better.

“He’d come into work, he’d somehow be here before you, and you’d just be happy to see him,” Rufus said.

Burbridge was shot and killed July 22 at 58 Morton Avenue. A 17-year-old boy was indicted for the murder, and the teen plead not guilty on Wednesday to the second-degree murder charge.

They’re all just hurting right now, Nguyen-McDowell said.

“It’s been rough,” he said. “Everybody’s doing their best to get through. People are doing their best to support each other.”

A GoFundMe has been created to help with funeral costs.