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Hallstead, Pennsylvania is mourning the loss of its fire chief of 38 years.

65 year old Robert Thatcher, Senior died of pancreatic cancer Sunday, August 26.

Calling hours are from 4 to 8 p.m. August 31 at Tuttle Yeisley Funeral Home in Hallstead.  The funeral service is at 2 p.m. September 1 at Bridgewater Church in Hallstead.

Thatcher was a member of the fire department for fifty years and was co-owner of his family’s business: Joe’s Disposal Service.

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers can be made to the Hallstead Fire Department, P.O. AE Hallstead, Pa. 18822.

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