It is with deep regret that the members of the Phoenixville Fire Department announce the sudden passing of Deputy Fire Chief Brian Gallagher at the age of 59.
Brian has been a member of Phoenix Hose, Hook & Ladder Co., No. 1 since 1976 and the Kimberton Fire Company since 1972. Brian was past president of Northern Chester County Fire Chief’s Association and past Pennsylvania Fire Academy Instructor.
Brian retired from the Chester County Fire Marshal’s Office in 2007 after serving the Chester County Department of Emergency Services for over 30 years.
A viewing will be held Tuesday evening, September 1, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Ann’s Chapel. A fireman’s funeral will be held Wednesday starting with a viewing from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. A funeral mass will start at 11 a.m. The chapel is located at 604 South Main Street in Phoenixville.
Burial will be at St. Ann’s Cemetery located at 305 West Pothouse Road in Phoenixville. A firemen’s memorial service and reception will follow at Kimberton Fire Company on Route 113.
All questions should be directed to Chief John Buckwalter 610-960-0693