Family, friends gather to honor fallen firefighter killed in Arizona

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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.

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