Final goodbye for Philadelphia firefighter who died from COVID-19

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Friends and family will gather Tuesday to remember a Philadelphia firefighter who died from COVID-19.

Firefighter John Evans was a 37-year veteran of the department.

Evans worked at Ladder 18 in Nicetown-Tioga for approximately 28 years.

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Since 2012, he served at Marine Unit 1 as a Fire Boat Pilot.

Officials said Evans passed away on February 12 after a tough battle with COVID-19.

Mayor Jim Kenney is expected to speak at the funeral Tuesday morning.

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