Funeral arrangements for Philly firefighter who died after battle with COVID-19

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Firefighter Gore most recently served at Engine 37 in Chestnut Hill.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The Philadelphia Fire Department has announced funeral arrangements for Firefighter Eric Gore who died after a long battle with COVID-19.

The 48-year-old firefighter passed away on June 2.

Gore served in the PFD for more than 23 years, half of which he spent at Engine 61 in Olney.

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The department says, while working there in 2002, Gore was among several members named in a unit citation for rescuing two children and an adult from a burning home.

Gore had been a member of Engine 37 in Chestnut Hill for the past two years. Officials say he will be posthumously promoted to Lieutenant.

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- Thursday, June 11 from 4 to 6 p.m. Ricks Funeral Home, 105 E. Tabor Road, Philadelphia

- Friday, June 12 from 9 to 11 a.m. Deliverance Evangelistic Church, 2001 W. Lehigh Ave., Philadelphia

Procession & Service

- Procession: Friday, June 12. Stages on W. Sedgley Avenue between 20th & 22nd streets (behind Reyburn Park). Departs at approximately 8:15 a.m., proceeding east on Sedgley and turning left on Lehigh Avenue to arrive at Deliverance Evangelistic Church.

- Service: Friday, June 12 at 11 a.m. Deliverance Evangelistic Church. Service is private but audio will be broadcast outside the church.


- Immediately following the service. Ivy Hill Cemetery, 1201 Easton Road, Philadelphia