Hundreds of firefighters, family members and friends will gather today to remember U.S. Forest Service Firefighter Thomas Marovich Jr., fire officials said. A funeral service for Marovich will be held at 10:30 a.m. at St. Clement’s Church at 750 Calhoun St. in Hayward. Following the funeral, a walking procession will take place along Mission Boulevard from the church to the burial site at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery at 26320 Mission Blvd. in Hayward, fire officials said. During the burial, the U.S. Forest Service helicopter that Marovich was assigned to will conduct a fly-over, according to fire officials. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Thomas D. Marovich Jr. Memorial Fund at 32124 Trevor Ave., Hayward, CA, 94544. Donations will be used to send five members of the Fremont Fire Explorers to the California Fire Explorer Fire Academy annually, which Marovich attended
when he was an Explorer with the Fremont Fire Department. Marovich died during a training exercise in Modoc National Forest
on July 21.
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