Rostraver Central Fire Department mourns loss of firefighter John Bunardzya

  • Source: KDKA-TV CBS 2 Pittsburgh
  • Published: 04/11/2024 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Firefighters gathered to memorialize a lifelong firefighter who died in the line of duty this week. John 'Billy' Bunardzya was a staple of the Rostraver Central Fire Department. He passed away at 73 years old and was a member for 20 years at the Rostraver department. Visitation and a service held by Rostraver Central firefighters were held Wednesday night at Ferguson Funeral Home and Crematory. He responded to State Road and Tyrol Boulevard on Saturday afternoon to remove a tree that went down. Later that night, he passed away in his sleep. His death is considered a line-of-duty death since it happened within 24 hours of responding to a call. On Wednesday, Gov. Josh Shapiro ordered the United States and commonwealth flags on all commonwealth facilities, public buildings, and grounds in Westmoreland County to fly flags at half-staff until Thursday night in honor of Bunardzya.


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