LOWER MERION TOWNSHIP, PA — The Lower Merion Fire Department is coping with the second death of a member in less than a month’s time, as Thomas Royds died while on duty recently and Sean after being injured in a house fire. But with the mourning comes a showing of support from those Royds and other first responders serve.
A GoFundMe campaign was launched to support Royds’s family.
“We are devastated by the loss of Firefighter Thomas Royds who died in the line of duty on July 24th, 2021,” organizer Scott Friedman wrote on the page. “Tommy gave his life serving and protecting the public and his fellow firefighters. Join us as we work to support Tommy’s family and honor the sacrifices that he made for all of us. All funds raised will go directly to Tommy’s family.”
A viewing for Royds will be held on Saturday in the Lower Merion High School Auditorium, 315 E. Montgomery Ave. in Ardmore
The public is welcome to attend from 10 a.m. to noon.
Immediately following the viewing, family, friends, firefighters, and other emergency response personnel are invited to participate in a recessional and final salute to Royds.
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