EAST STROUDSBURG -- Family and friends of a man who died in a crash last weekend in Stroud Township came together Friday morning before the victim's funeral.
Cody Bensel from East Stroudsburg died last Saturday in the crash.
On this day, nearly 50 people rode their motorcycles in his honor.
It's not the way Joseph Fuchs wanted to start his weekend -- saying goodbye to his friend of 15 years.
That friend was Cody Bensel, 29, from East Stroudsburg.
Cody died in a crash in Stroud Township last weekend. The crash happened near a construction zone on Bangor Mountain Road last Saturday just before 2 a.m.
"I still can't believe that he is gone," Fuchs said.
Before Cody's funeral, nearly 50 of his closest friends rode their motorcycles to his service from a relative's home in East Stroudsburg.
Fuchs rode Cody's bike with Cody's wife right behind him.
"Cody is here to see this and I know he's happy," said Fuchs.
Cody and his wife were newlyweds, married for less than two months.
Daniel Lewis praised her strength during this difficult time.
"She is probably the strongest person I know," Lewis said. "That's the only way I can describe it. The way she handled this is absolutely amazing."
Other friends of Cody recall all the fun times they had together.
David Nosti said Cody was an avid motorcyclist and hunter. Nosti says Cody left many good stories behind for people to remember him.
"He always made everyone laugh. He walks in that room and he was that smile. He was the joy that walked into the room and everyone always wanted to thank him for all that he did."
After Cody's death, a GoFundMe page was set up to help pay funeral costs. The fund received nearly $25,000 of its $30,000 goal.