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Richard Perez 1967 - 2016

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Last Call for Richard Perez 12-3-16

It is with deep sadness that the Elwood Vol. Fire Company announces the passing of 25 year life member and former Chief Engineer Richard Perez. Our deepest sympathies go out to his friends and family.

Obituary of Richard Perez

Richard E. age 49 of Sweetwater, NJ passed away suddenly at his home on Monday November 28, 2016. Born in Hammonton, NJ he was raised in Elwood and graduated from Oakcrest Regional High School in 1985. He was a truck driver and operator for Barrett Asphalt in Hammonton for over 26 years and was a member of the Teamsters. Rick was a life member and former Chief Engineer for the Elwood Volunteer Fire Company Station # 160. He was known to everyone for his love of Dirt Bike riding. Predeceased by his parents Antonio and Anne Perez ( nee Johnson ). Surviving are his Fiancé Deborah Riley, his sons Gabriel, Joseph, Michael and Aaron. His brother William E. Perez and his wife Nancy and nephew Jacob Perez. 2 Half Brothers, Raymond Perez and his wife Joy and Jay Perez. Family and friends are invited to attend his viewing Saturday from 9:00am – 11:00am at the Marinella Funeral Home 102 N. 3rd St. Hammonton, NJ. Services will be held at 11:00am. Burial will follow at Laurel Memorial Park Tilton Rd. Pomona, NJ In lieu of flowers donations may be made to American Diabetes Association Philadelphia, PA Office, Suite 100 Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.

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EVFC Incident #124 11/28/2016 at 7:29am - Moss Mill Rd and Heidelberg Ave for a Smoke Investigation

IncidentsCalled for the sight of smoke coming from a residence. Checked entire area. Nothing found. All units cleared at 7:39am.
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EVFC Incident #123 11/24/2016 at 7:17am - White Horse Pike and Burdick Ave for a Motor Vehicle Accident

IncidentsSingle car vehicle accident hit two utility poles and overturned. Notified Verizon. Stoodby until vehicle was removed by tow truck. Cleaned up oil spill. All units cleared at 8:02am.
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EVFC Incident #122 11/23/2016 at 9:49pm - 4662 Moss Mill Rd for a MVA with injuries

IncidentsVehicle hit a utility pole and overturned. Pole was broken at the top. Notified electric company. Stood by until vehicle was removed by tow truck. All units cleared at 10:37pm.
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EVFC Incident #121 11/23/2016 at 9:10am - 3238 White Horse Pike for a Motor Vehicle Accident

IncidentsStation 160 was dispatched to 3238 White Horse Pike for a MVA. Upon arrival, Crew of R16-3 began assisting police with redirecting traffic. The initial assessment of the scene concluded that a truck struck a utility pole and a gas service, breaking the pole in half and causing the gas service to leak. The truck fled the scene while leaking fluid. OEM was dispatched to clean the fluid spill, Atlantic City Electric was dispatched to fix the utility pole and South Jersey Gas was dispatched to repair the gas service. R16-3 stayed on location until being released by the police. No further action was taken by Station 160.
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EVFC Incident #120 11/21/2016 at 11:09am - 3350 Moss Mill Rd for a Woods Fire

IncidentsApproximately 3 acre woods fire originating from an illegal burn. Stood by to fill forest fire trucks. NJ Forest Fire Service extinguished fire.
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