Sat. 9:40 pm: Family holds funeral instead of wedding after apparent OD

WARREN – A family meant to be celebrating a marriage on Saturday instead buried the groom.

A man who warned recovering heroin users in February not to “knock on the devil’s door” because a single slip up could lead to death from an overdose, died Tuesday at his Warren home.

The death is being investigated as an accidental overdose.

Services were held Saturday for Bradley P. Corley, 26, after he was found unresponsive in his 1824 Edgewood St. NE home, according to a Warren police report and his obituary.

Corley was to marry his girlfriend and fiancee of nine years, Chelsea Gombos, on Saturday, according to his obituary and a GoFundMe.com account set up after Corley’s death to help the family with funeral expenses.

“They were high school sweethearts (and) 2016 was a big year for them, they were finally getting married… They just got their marriage license on Monday and had the wedding rehearsal that same day,” wrote Linz Sieczkowski, Gombos’ sister, on the fund’s site.

Gombos discovered Corley’s body when she came home from work, just four days before the wedding, Sieczkowski stated online.

Read more in Sunday’s Tribune Chronicle.