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*UPDATED 12/30/2021* RFD Announces the Passing of Paramedic/Firefighter Michael Lessar
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By RFD Watchdesk
December 28, 2021


Family, friends, and colleagues of Paramedic/Firefighter Michael Lessar are respectfully invited to attend a funeral service being held on Tuesday, January 4th, 2022 at Sanders Funeral Home and Cremation Services located at 1501 N. 11th Street, Reading, Pennsylvania. Visitation hours are scheduled from 9:00am to 11:00am with a service commencing at 11:00am with dismissal following the conclusion of the service.

If planning to attend with Department apparatus, please utilize SUVs or smaller vehicles if possible due to narrow roadways and limited parking in the area. In Lieu of Flowers, the family requests donations be made to Royersford Fire Department in Michael’s name.

Questions can be directed to President George Gilliano via email to president@rfd98.org or Public Information Officer Lenny Brown at the contact information listed above.

– Original Press Release Dated 12/18/2021 –

With a heavy heart, Royersford Fire Department and Friendship Ambulance announce the passing of Paramedic/Firefighter Michael Lessar yesterday due to complications from COVID-19. Before being employed with the Royersford Fire Department, Paramedic/Firefighter Lessar served his country as a member of the United States Army followed by a career with the Reading Fire Department. Paramedic/Firefighter Lessar joined RFD in 2018 as a part-time EMS provider before transitioning to one of the first full-time positions in the Department’s history. His contributions to RFD and the Spring-Ford community included being a clinically sound practitioner and being the catalyst for many improvements within the EMS Division to increase efficiency during patient care. Please keep Paramedic/Firefighter Lessar’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

Funeral arrangements will be announced in a future correspondence when finalized. Questions can be directed to President George Gilliano via email to president@rfd98.org or Public Information Officer Lenny Brown at lbrown@rfd98.org.

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Darlene Umstead December 28, 2021 at 10:47 AM
Praying for peace and comfort for his family and friends. Lord bless them through this time and the dark times to come….

Brenda December 28, 2021 at 11:19 AM
Sincere condolences to the RFD as well as to Lessar family for your loss!

Tricia December 28, 2021 at 1:33 PM
I hope that the Lessar family and RFD are able to hold onto their happiest memories as they go through this difficult time. Thank you Michael Lessar for your service to our community and country.

Uwchlan Ambulance Corps December 28, 2021 at 2:52 PM
UAC sends our prayers to the Lessar family and RFD.

Barbara y December 28, 2021 at 6:41 PM
Our deepest sympathy to the crew and family. RIP Sir, thank you for your service to our country and community.

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