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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Philadelphia Fire Department has announced the funeral arrangements for two firefighters who lost their lives battling a warehouse fire in Kensington, Monday morning.

On Tuesday, Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers announced the the funeral plans of Lieutenant Robert Neary and Firefighter Daniel Sweeney of the Philadelphia Fire Department. (see related story)

Both Sweeney and Neary died in the line of duty while performing firefighting operations on Box #361 at 1817 E. York Street on Monday. Lieutenant Neary, a veteran of 37 years, was assigned to Ladder 10 Company, Platoon “C” and Firefighter Sweeney, a veteran of 6 years, was also assigned to Ladder 10 Company, Platoon “C”.

Service details are as follows:

Lieutenant Robert Neary
Viewing and memorial:

Friday, April 13, 2012
4 p.m.
Givinish Funeral Home
10975 Academy Road
Philadelphia, Pa. 19154

Additional Viewing:

Sunday, April 14, 2012
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Givinish Funeral Home
10975 Academy Road
Philadelphia, Pa. 19154

Firefighter Daniel Sweeney
Viewing:

Friday, April 13, 2012
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
St. Cecilia’s Church
535 Rhawn Street
Philadelphia, Pa. 19111

Saturday, April 14, 2012
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
St. Cecilia’s Church

Service:

Saturday, April 14, 2012
11 a.m.
St. Cecilia’s Church
535 Rhawn Street
Philadelphia, Pa. 19111

Interment:

Saturday, April 14, 2012
Immediately following the service
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
4001 W. Cheltenham Avenue
Philadelphia, Pa.

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