Funeral service held for volunteer firefighter

TROUT RUN – Outside the Trout Run firehouse on Route 14, volunteer firefighters saluted as the funeral procession for former Trout Run Fire Chief C. Thomas Waltz passed the fire station on Friday afternoon.

Waltz, 84, devoted his entire life to serving the fire company, helping the community he truly loved.

A life member of the fire company, Waltz served as fire chief from 1968 to 1978, but remained active until the end.

During a graveside service, the officiating pastor said, “Tom Waltz was all about being involved in the community. He preferred to help people rather than being helped.”


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