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Nvidia marketing manager killed trying to rescue man from train

S. Prell, @SamPrell

Nvidia marketing manager Philip Scholz, 35, was killed on January 20 when a commuter train struck both him and an unidentified man whom Scholz was trying to help off the tracks. Mercury News reports that Scholz saw the man, who is currently in critical condition, down on the tracks and laid down to help him up.

It is not known why the man was on the tracks, but Scholz's wife, Emily Scholz, told Mercury News that it "didn't matter" to her at this point, and she wanted people to know her husband aimed to do well. "I just want people to know that he wasn't doing something stupid, or that he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. He wasn't in some kind of argument. He was doing the right thing when it happened."

Philip Scholz's memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on February 10, at the Veterans Memorial Building in Pleasanton.

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