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Emmaus honors one of its own

PRESS PHOTO BY JIM MARSH Firefighters from Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company and Emmaus Fire Department, on March 29, secure a large American flag between the two department's aerial ladders near Third and Main streets in Emmaus to honor the passing of John Reiss. Reiss, an Emmaus Fire Department firefighter for more than 20 years, and for several years an assistant chief at Emmaus Fire Department, died March 26. His funeral was held at Schantz Funeral Home March 29. Reiss was afforded fireman's honors at the funeral. The flag arch is a common sight across the country to honor fallen first responders. A large contingent of area fire, police and EMT crews in full-dress uniforms were at the funeral home to honor Reiss's memory. An additional photo appears on Page A2.
Two large front-end loaders from the Emmaus Public Works Department are stationed along Third Street in Emmaus March 29, adjacent to the Schantz Funeral Home, to memorialize John Reiss, of Emmaus, who died March 26. Reiss worked for the Borough of Emmaus for 41 years in the public works facility. A large number of Reiss's work companions attended the funeral to honor Reiss's memory.