CARDINGTON — A local firefighter is being remembered fondly by his community.
“It is with great sadness that we report, the Cardington Fire Department has lost a friend and firefighter, Brian Hess, this past weekend,” reads a post on the Friends of Cardington’s Facebook page.
Hess, 41, died Saturday, April 4 at his home.
“Brian was a member of the department for 20 years and will always be remembered for his story telling and creative ideas. If a public tribute or memorial is scheduled we will post those details when they become available.
“At this time we ask that you keep his family and four children in your thoughts and prayers. Rest In Peace FF 2916, Brian Hess.”
Hess was a 1997 graduate of Cardington-Lincoln High School and served as a volunteer firefighter. He had worked at the Kroger Warehouse as a mechanic for many years before he left to take care of his ailing mother.
“Brian was a member of the department for 20 years and will always be remembered for his story telling and creative ideas.”
A memorial ride took place Friday, April 10, with the fire department leaving from Cardington High School and traveling through town past the fire house.
Hess has four children, Lydia, Isabelle, Parker and Marcella Hess, all of Cardington.
Those wishing to make a contribution in honor of Hess are asked to consider the Cardington Fire Department.