ERIE, Pa. — A former Millcreek Township volunteer firefighter and Army veteran was laid to rest on Friday.
Firefighters from across the country meet at Gate of Heaven Cemetery to lay their brother to rest.
Edward “E.J.” Mascaro, 34, was driving with two other firefighters in Charleston, South Carolina, on Jan. 19 when his vehicle crashed into a tractor-trailer. Mascaro was pronounced dead at the scene, according to The Post and Courier.
Serving as a North Charleston firefighter, E.J. had spent decades back home in Erie serving the people of Millcreek Township.
The Erie native and McDowell graduate served his community for decades both at Lake Shore and West Lake fire departments. He also served two and half years in Iraq.
The two other Charleston firefighters who were in the car with Mascaro have both been released from the hospital.