The Philadelphia Fire Department has announced funeral arrangements for Firefighter Eric Gore, 48, who died on June 2 after a long battle with COVID-19. Gore served in the PFD for more than 23 years, half of which he spent at Engine 61 in Olney. While working there in 2002, he was among several members named in a unit citation for rescuing two children and an adult from a burning home. Gore had been a member of Engine 37 in Chestnut Hill for the past two years. He will be posthumously promoted to Lieutenant.


  • Thursday, June 11 from 4 to 6 p.m. Ricks Funeral Home, 105 E. Tabor Road, Philadelphia
  • Friday, June 12 from 9 to 11 a.m. Deliverance Evangelistic Church, 2001 W. Lehigh Ave., Philadelphia

Procession & Service

  • Procession: Friday, June 12. Stages on W. Sedgley Avenue between 20th & 22nd streets (behind Reyburn Park). Departs at approximately 8:15 a.m., proceeding east on Sedgley and turning left on Lehigh Avenue to arrive at Deliverance Evangelistic Church.
  • Service: Friday, June 12 at 11 a.m. Deliverance Evangelistic Church. Service is private but audio will be broadcast outside the church.


  • Immediately following the service. Ivy Hill Cemetery, 1201 Easton Road, Philadelphia