Arrangements have been made for Youbens Joseph, a married father of three who was gunned down at his West Nyack auto shop.
A wake is set for 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday at French Speaking Baptist Church at 80 N. Madison Ave. in Spring Valley, and a funeral service will be held there at 9 a.m. Saturday, according to Joseph W. Sorce Funeral Home in West Nyack.
Joseph will be buried at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Brick Church Cemetery at 220 Brick Church Road in Spring Valley.
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“We’re all mourning,” Joseph’s wife, Keren Joseph, said through tears after a press conference on Thursday at the Clarkstown police station, where authorities announced an arrest in the case. “He loves his family so much.”
Joseph, a 37-year-old native of Haiti who lived in Middletown in Orange County, was killed in what Clarkstown police said was a dispute with a customer at his store, Youbs Auto Sales.
There was an ongoing issue over payment for a car that Joseph sold to Eric Hue Ross Jr. in July, police said. Around 3:15 p.m. on Nov. 25, Ross shot Joseph at the shop at 357 Route 59 and fled, police said.
Ross, a 24-year-old resident of Wilmington, Delaware, who had been living in Rockland County, went on the run, police said. Joseph was taken to Westchester Medical Center and died the next day.
Family members of Youbens Joseph, including his brother, Enix Joseph, daughter, Kaelah, 7, brother Nixon Joseph and wife, Keren Joseph, attend a press conference at Clarkstown Police headquarters in New City Nov. 29, 2018. Joseph was murdered at his auto business in West Nyack on Nov. 24, 2018Buy Photo
Family members of Youbens Joseph, including his brother, Enix Joseph, daughter, Kaelah, 7, brother Nixon Joseph and wife, Keren Joseph, attend a press conference at Clarkstown Police headquarters in New City Nov. 29, 2018. Joseph was murdered at his auto business in West Nyack on Nov. 24, 2018 (Photo: Peter Carr/The Journal News)
Police spotted Ross’ Hyundai Sonata in Pennsylvania and arrested him at a relative’s home there four days after the shooting. He is being held in Pennsylvania until he is extradited to New York to face felony charges of second-degree murder and first-degree criminal use of a firearm.
Joseph was born in Port-au-Prince and moved to the United States in 1999, according to his obituary. He spent 14 years working for C&S Wholesale Grocers, a supply chain company in the food industry, according to his obituary.
Joseph opened Youbs Auto Sales in 2012 and took it on as a full-time job this year.
Joseph is survived by his wife, Keren Denis Joseph; children, Kherbens, Korry Ruebens and Kaelah; 10 siblings; and many nieces and nephews.