|Death: ||Aug. 17, 1975|
One of 8 Philadelphia firefighters who died while fighting the monstrous 11-alarm fire at the Gulf Oil Refinery on Penrose Avenue in South Philadelphia. He and Hugh McIntyre (who also perished in the blaze) joined the Fire Department on the same day - March 28, 1955.
The Evening Bulletin (Philadelphia); Wednesday, August 20, 1975, Page 44:
Aug. 17, 1975, Suddenly, JOHN, of 2723 S. Mole St., beloved husband of Gertrude Abrahamsen. Devoted father of Patricia and John. Dear brother of Albert, Frances Scuddy, Dolores, Patricia McErhill. Relatives, friends, Engine Company 49 and all members of the Phila. Fire Dept. are invited to the funeral Fri 9 AM from the Monti Funeral Home, 2533-35 S. Broad St. Pontifical Mass of Christian Burial Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul, 11 AM. Int. SS. Peter and Paul Cem. Friends may call Thurs. eve. 7-10."
Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery
Created by: Donna Di Giacomo
Record added: Jun 18, 2012
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