Pennsylvania Firefighter Dies Following Heart Attack

Cranesville Capt. Walter C. Sumner sustained the heart attack within 24 hours of responding with his company on a transfer to another station.


A Pennsylvania firefighter died Tuesday, Jan. 24, after suffering an apparent heart attack.

Cranesville Capt. Walter C. Sumner, 49, sustained the heart attack on Jan. 21 within 24 hours of responding with his company on a transfer to another station, according to the USFA.

He died on Jan. 24 of complications associated with the attack.

Friends may call at the Mattera Funeral Home, 188 East State Street, Albion, on Monday, Jan. 30  from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m.

Funeral services will be held  Tuesday at noon with Pastor Hal Morgan officiating. Burial will follow in Hope Cemetery, Wellsburg.

Memorials in his honor may be made to the family in care of the funeral home, or to the Cranesville Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 302, 9920 N Meadville ST, Cranesville, PA 16410-0302.