In Zion Thursday night, family and friends gathered for celebration of 23-year-old Tony Rose’s life.
Rose was one of 19 firefighters, Hotshots they were called, who died June 30 while battling a forest fire in Arizona.
Rose was from Beach Park. He was engaged and the couple was expecting their first child. Rose’s brother, Alex Sperry, said he loved being a firefighter, loved the adrenaline rush.
Tony Rose’s funeral is tomorrow. It is private.