Joseph Nealon, Jr.


On Saturday, May 30, 2020, Firefighter/Chaplain Joseph Nealon, Jr. experienced a medical emergency while on-duty at the firehouse.  He was immediately transported to the local hospital where he passed away.  The cause of his death has not yet been determined.

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Department information

Newport Township Fire Department
1002 Center Street
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania 18634

Chief: John Floryshak

Age: 58
Rank: Firefighter/Chaplain
Classification: Part-Time (Paid)
Incident date: May 30, 2020 10:51
Date of death: May 30, 2020
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
Activity type: In-Station Duties
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Store/Office

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