We regret to pass on that an autopsy shows that a Scranton (PA) Firefighter died from multiple pulmonary embolisms attributed to COVID-19. The young career Firefighter was just a few weeks away from completing his first year at the department when he passed away suddenly on the morning of December 29.
Scranton Firefighter Stephen Sunday was under quarantine at home when he became seriously ill. He was taken to the hospital where he died. Firefighter Sunday was sworn in in January, one of Mayor Paige Cognetti’s first official acts after she took office. He was a member of a large rookie class of city firefighters; Firefighter Sunday is being remembered for his service.
Before signing on to be a Scranton firefighter, Sunday served with Commonwealth Health Ambulance. Our condolences to all those affected. Rest In Peace.