SCHUYLER – Fellow volunteer firefighters have nothing but fond memories of Anthony “Pags” Pagliaro, the Schuyler firefighter and EMS Chief who died this week following a nearly five-year battle with cancer.
Pagliaro was only 36 years old, and he leaves behind a wife and three children.
A few of Pagliaro’s colleagues and friends gathered Friday to shine up his ambulance, which will hold his casket for funeral services next week. Paglario’s brothers say he will never be forgotten.
“We as a department will remember him as … whether it was 2 o'clock in the afternoon or 2 o'clock in the morning, he would come through this place with a smile on his face and he was willing to help anyone, from anywhere, whatever time of the day or night. We definitely will all miss that,” said Schuyler Fire Chief John Scholl.
Calling hours will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 3 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Utica, and a funeral with full firefighter honors will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 4 at Our Lady of Lourdes.