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Fallen Brothers» Alphonse Germano

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Germano family and the Derry Volunteer Fire Department of Pennsylvania. Assistant Chief Alphonse Germano, 60, a lifelong volunteer and member of the Derry Volunteer Fire Department for 18 years, died Saturday December 15, 2007. Alphonse had responded to an automatic alarm and returned to the firehouse. Another alarm came in but he stayed behind to finish cooking lunch. Shortly after, he was found unresponsive on the kitchen floor. CPR was administered and he was transported to Excela Health Latrobe Hospital where he was pronounced.

     Alphonse was also a member of the Greensburg, Blairsville and Bolivar Fire Departments during his career. He was a local level instructor and adjunct instructor for the Pennsylvania State Fire Academy. He oversaw many controlled burns statewide designed to train firefighters in safe and proper techniques to extinguish structural blazes.

     Our brother Alphonse leaves behind his wife Carol, and his two sons Brian and Scott. A visitation for Alphonse will be held on Tuesday December 18, 2007 7-9PM and Wednesday December 19, 2007 2-4PM & 7-9PM at Shoemake Funeral Home in Blairsville. A funeral for Alphonse will be held on Thursday December 20, 2007 10AM at Saints Simon and Jude Church in Blairsville. Interment will be held in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to:

In Memory of Assistant Chief Alphonse Germano
c/o Derry Volunteer Fire Department
116 East Second Avenue
Derry, PA 15627
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