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Funeral arrangements for Captain Porcari announced

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OWEGO, N.Y. -- The Owego community continues to mourn the loss of a fallen firefighter.

Captain Matthew Porcari died while fighting a fire in Newark Valley Monday evening. Another firefighter, Lt. Daniel Gavin, was also injured and has been released from the hospital.

Flags outside the Owego Fire Department were at half-mast Wednesday and a sign in front of the building expressed the department's sympathies. A wreath and photos from Tuesday night's candlelight vigil remain next to the firefighter's fountain in the village.

Officials are still investigating the cause of the fire.

Funeral arrangements for Captain Pocari will be held this weekend.

Calling Hours:
Date: Saturday, January 26, 2013
Time: 12 – 4 p.m.
Location: Owego Middle School Gymnasium
Address: 3 Sheldon Guile Blvd., Owego, N.Y. 13827

Funeral:

Date: Sunday, January 27, 2013
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Owego Middle School Auditorium
Address: 3 Sheldon Guile Blvd., Owego, N.Y. 13827
Estimated length of service: 1 hour 15 minutes

* Reception to follow at the Owego Middle School Cafeteria

The procession from the school to the funeral home will be restricted to family members and members of the Owego FD and invited agencies only. All other agencies are asked to remain at the school for the reception.

The family has requested that any donations in memory of Captain Porcari be made to:

Porcari Children Memorial Fund
c/o First Niagara Bank
18 Lake Street.
Owego, N.Y. 13827

or

Croton Hose Company# 3
c/o Tom Donovan
71 Talcott Street
Owego, N.Y. 13827

Additional information can be found on the Owego Fire Department Facebook Page or the fire department website.

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