Elvis Reyes Obituary – Elvis Reyes of Rochester, New York, a Rochester Fire Fighters Local 1071 Firefighter sadly died at the age of 54. According to report, Elvis Reyes passed away from a blood clot and complications during a knee replacement surgery following injury sustained while on duty.
Rochester Fire Fighters Local 1071 released a statement following the passing of its great and hardworking Firefighter Elvis Reyes. The statement reads “Rochester Fire Fighters Local 1071 It is with profound sadness we must announce the death of Firefighter Elvis Reyes from complications from surgery related to an on-duty injury.
A figurative and literal giant of a man in the firehouse and the community, Elvis was well known to all who crossed paths with him. In the firehouse, Elvis was the senior man teaching and guiding new firefighters with a strong fatherly presence.
A worker on the fire ground, Elvis was always where the action was. Off the job, he attended every charitable and social event the Rochester Fire Department or Local 1071 put on.
Elvis was the slugger on the softball field and the man with the candy for the St Patrick’s, Puerto Rican, and Labor Day parades.
During his career Elvis received numerous departmental and community awards for heroic rescues and firefighting work, as well as community involvement. Two of his sons, Reid and Remmington followed in his footsteps into the Rochester Fire Department and carry on his legacy.
Firefighter Elvis Reyes set the tone and example for what a firefighter should be. He left big boots that will be impossible to fill.”
Elvis Reyes Obituary reads – Elvis Reyes passed away suddenly on September 21, 2022, at age 54. He is Survived by three sons, Reid, Remington, and Roman; Parents, Melbil and Angela Reyes; Brothers, Ricky Reyes, and Robert Lee (MaryLou) Reyes; Lady-friend Nikki Hogan.
Also survived by – Aunts and Uncles, Martin (Raquel) Pedraza, Natalia Medero, Gladys (Victor) Pedraza-Burgos, David Pedraza and Judyellen Pedraza; Way too many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Elvis was a great community servant, who spent 20 years with the Rochester Fire Department, also spending time training Firefighters in the Dominican Republic, and bringing equipment to Puerto Rico.
He has multiple awards for rescue’s local and abroad. Elvis was there for everyone he came across, always willing to give a helpful hand. He had a comedic bedside manner always there with a laugh or a joke, bringing smiles to everyone he touched. He was a gentle giant, with a personality bigger than he was, if that’s possible.
He had an authentic heart and soul, giving his creative mind to helpful causes often coming up with hilarious but genuine great ideas, that he enjoyed doing just as much as the people he was doing it for.
Calling hours for Elvis will be held on Tuesday, September 27 from 1pm- 8pm at the Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 E. Main Street Rochester, N.Y. 14604.
His Funeral Service will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 28 at 10am at the Blue Cross Arena, 1 War Memorial Square Rochester, N.Y. 14614. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
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