LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A lifelong firefighter, who trained thousands of first responders, is being remembered in Lackawanna County.
Tom Tratthen died Sunday after battling colon cancer. The 47-year-old from Olyphant served as a firefighter for many communities in the Mid Valley.
Tratthen was also a Pennsylvania State Fire Academy Instructor for about 15 years.
877 Design, which is owned by a volunteer firefighter, is helping Tratthen’s family get through this tough time.
The business in Scott Township is making hundreds of decals and donating the proceeds to his wife and teenage daughter. The stickers emphasize Tratthen’s signature facial hair.
The funeral procession will begin on Saturday at noon from the John Glinsky Funeral Home in Throop to the Dunmore Cemetery.
Donations can be made to the Thomas R. Tratthen Memorial Fund at NET Federal Credit Union in Scranton.