NEW YORK (AP) – A New Yorker killed by a subway bomb in London was remembered as a carefree adventurer at a Saturday memorial service at the Riverside Church in Manhattan.

Michael Matsushita, 37, spent four years trotting the globe, traveling to places as far away as Vietnam and Cambodia, before recently settling in London with his girlfriend. He was killed July 7 while commuting to a new job on a train that ran through London’s King’s Cross station.

Family friend David Golovner told reporters outside the church on Saturday that the longtime Bronx resident will be remembered as someone who always enjoyed life and “who always found a way to be happy, even in dire circumstances.”

Matsushita’s family said in a written statement distributed to reporters: “We celebrate his life and his ability to remain full of wonder and happiness.”

The ceremony was one of two in Matsushita’s memory. Friends also planned a service in Australia, where he lived for a time after leaving the United States in 2001.

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