Information related to funeral for fallen firefighters


Find links to live stream, funeral mass program, obituaries, road closures and transit interruptions here:

"Our Fallen Brothers" - Funeral Mass Program (PDF)

Lieutenant Vincent A. Perez
April 9, 1963 - June 2, 2011
Duggan's Serra Mortuary online memorial page and guestbook
from SF Gate online obituary and guestbook

Firefighter/Paramedic Anthony Michael "Tony" Valerio
Aug. 14, 1957 - June 4, 2011
Duggan's Serra Mortuary online memorial page and guestbook
SF Gate online obituary and guestbook

San Francisco Fire Fighters Local 798 has established Trust Accounts at the San Francisco Fire Credit Union (SFFCU) for the families of Lt. Perez and Firefighter/Paramedic Valerio.

San Francisco Fire Credit Union (SFFCU)
3201 Cailfornia Street
San Francisco
CA 94118

Condolence messages may be mailed to:

Fire Station 26
80 Digby Street
San Francisco, CA 94131.

The following road closures will be in effect on Friday, June 10, 2011 from approximately 9:00am until approximately 5:30pm. Motorists are advised to expect heavy traffic in the area of St. Mary's Cathedral and to plan their commutes accordingly.

  • Geary Street: west-bound, Gough to Webster and east-bound, Divisadero to Gough
  • Webster Street: north-bound lanes, Ellis to Geary
  • Gough Street: partial lane closures, Geary to Ellis

Following the funeral (which begins at 12:30pm) a procession will travel the following route (see ABC7's interactive Google map):

South on Gough, turning west on Market St. and then turning south on Valencia. From Valencia St., the procession will continue, turning west on 15th Street, then turning south on Dolores and merging onto San Jose Avenue. From San Jose Avenue, the procession will enter the 280 Freeway south bound to Serramonte Blvd. From Serramonte Blvd, the procession will turn onto Collins Rd, then on El Camino Real ending at Holy Cross Cemetery.

The following Muni routes and lines are expected to be impacted by the funeral service and procession: F- Market, J- Church, 5- Fulton, 6- Parnassus, 21- Hayes, 22- Fillmore, 24- Divisadero, 31- Balboa, 33- Stanyan, 48- Quintara, 38/38L- Geary and 71/71L- Haight-Noriega.

Information regarding Muni transit service can be obtained at: or by calling "311" in San Francisco.

**The entire I-280 southbound direction will be closed from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. from the Highway 101 split in San Francisco to the Serramonte exit. All transition roads and on-ramps at these locations will be closed. The CHP wants to advise motorists to take alternate routes and expect traffic delays in the area around this time.


12:30 PM - Honor Guard ceremony at St. Mary's Cathedral
1:00 PM - Catholic ceremony (approx. 1 hour)
2:00 PM - Officials and family speak

Following the funeral, there is the procession to Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma (see interactive Google map displaying funeral procession route)

Internment: Holy Cross Cemetery
Colma, California

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