ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — Funeral arrangements are set for a New York firefighter who collapsed in his firehouse a day after battling a blaze in Queens. Jesse Gerhard was from Islip and was working out of a firehouse in Far Rockaway when he died Wednesday. A day earlier, he had helped fight a blaze in Queens. The 33-year-old’s funeral is scheduled for Wednesday in Bay Shore. Authorities are continuing to investigate what caused Gerhard’s death. The New York City medical examiner’s office tells Newsday an initial examination has been conducted, but didn’t say whether there were any preliminary findings. It’s expected to be a few weeks before the full autopsy is completed.
Wake Services will be held on February 22 at Chapey and Sons Funearal home located at 200 E Main Street in East Islip from 2-4pm and from 7-9pm. Expect localized street closures and delays.
Funeral Services will be held at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Bay Shore on February 23 between 9am-3pm. Expect closures along Main Street from Community Road to 4th Ave. Additional closures expected on Mechanicsville Road in between 4th Avenue and Clinton Ave. Gibson Street will also be closed at the intersections south of Clinton Avenue, Bay Avenue and Ocean Ave.
Photo: A U.S. flag flies outside FDNY Firehouse, Engine 307, Ladder 154 on Monday, Nov. 1, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Jeenah Moon)