Chief Rapp's Last Ride


Chief  Rapp's Last Ride

Last Ride





February 16,1976

Pallbearers attending the casket: Roy Wise, Thomas Peters, Paul Porreca, Thomas Weldon, Peter Yercich, Robert S. Goeltz.

Click here to view the newspaper article about the funeral procession



Chief Rapp died February 12, 1976 and was given a Fireman's Funeral, the largest of its kind and the first in Mercer County, PA history.

Five pumper trucks from Brookfield, Farrell, Hermitage, Sharon, and South Pymatuning preceded the Sharpsville 1972 Hahn Pumper truck carrying Chief Rapp's casket.


The funeral procession list details the line

up of fire trucks  and cars carrying fire officials. 


Click here  to view the funeral procession list