David Alvarez remembered his father during the funeral mass on Wednesday.
Hundreds of mourners gathered in Queens to bid a final farewell to the retired NYPD detective who died of cancer related to his work at ground zero and fought in Washington for continued benefits for other 9/11 responders.
Alvarez died days after testifying along with former "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart last month to plead with Congress to extend the Victim Compensation Fund.
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