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Longtime Riverhead firefighter is laid to rest

Riverhead Fire Department ex-captain Frank Zambriski was laid to rest this morning with U.S. military honors at St. Isidore Cemetery.

Zambriski, a 49-year member of the department, died at his home on Thursday, Feb. 7. He was 79 years old.

Firefighters in dress uniform served as pallbearers, transporting Zambriski’s coffin to the church cemetery on Reeves Avenue following the funeral Mass at St. Isidore’s R.C. Church in Polish Town.

Two ladder trucks, their ladders extended to form an arch, displayed a large American flag outside the RFD substation no. 1 on Hamilton Avenue, the home of Zambriski’s company, Eagle Hose Co. No. 4. An engine carrying the fallen firefighter’s flag-draped casket passed under the arch as the funeral cortege made its way up Hamilton Avenue.

RiverheadLOCAL photos by Peter Blasl

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