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Bausman Chief And Life Member Elmer Reese Passes
February 20th, 2018, 8:19 PM

JANUARY 20, 2018

With great sadness, Lancaster Township Fire Department announces the passing of former Bausman Fire Company Fire Chief and Lancaster Township Fire Department life member Elmer P. Reese.

He started his firefighting career in 1963 as a member of Wheatland Fire Company and joined Bausman Fire Company in 1978. In 1979 he became the second assistant chief and fire chief in 1981. In 1985 he stepped down as fire chief and became a full time driver and assistant engineer.

Wheatland and Bausman Fire companies merged in 1991 to form Lancaster Township Fire Department where be obtained life member status and was presented a 50 year service award in 2014.

Funeral services will be held at Andrew T. Scheid Funeral Home, 121 S Prince St, Lancaster, PA 17603. Friends will be received on Thursday February 22 from 6-8 pm and Friday February 23 from 9-10 am followed by a memorial service at 10 am.

Interment will be in St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery in Bausman, PA.

A luncheon will be provided at Lancaster Township FD South Station in Bausman, PA following the Interment service.

Contact LTFD Fire Chief Ron Comfort Jr. at if you will be bringing apparatus.

LTFD would like to thank Elmer for his longtime service to the Lancaster Township community and extends it's deepest sympathy to his families and friends.

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