It is with deep sympathy that we announce the LODD of Charles "Rick" Gentilcore from Montgomery County DFRS
Department Mourns Charles ‘Rick’ GentilcoreToday the Burtonsville Volunteer Fire Department suffered the tragic, unexpected loss of Firefighter Charles ‘Rick’ Gentilcore while on duty at fire station 15. DFRS and BVFD personnel immediately initiated all possible means of emergency care, however resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful.
A fire service honor guard assembled at Holy Cross where his escort to Baltimore OCME included all BVFD apparatus. The station has been draped with black bunting and the flags lowered to half-staff.
Rick joined the BVFD on March 7, 1994 and achieved the rank of Firefighter III. He was very active for many years. Rick was a Top Responder in 2000, responding to over 300 calls.
Many will remember his antics in the annual “Burtonsville Bowl” football fiasco and his mischievous personality. Rick’s dedication to the BVFD continued even after being hired by the County as a firefighter. He continued to volunteer when he was able, maintaining relationships with those whom he had worked, and was thankful when he was assigned back to Station 15.
Final arrangements are being planned and the information will be shared as soon as it’s available. Please keep his wife, Virginia, and their son, Todd, in your thoughts and prayers.
The Maryland Fire-Rescue Services
Cordially invites you to join us for the
Annual Memorial Services
Remembering those who have given their Lives in the
Line of Duty
Sunday, June 4, 2017
101 Calvert Street
Annapolis, Maryland 21401