SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- The Professional Fire Firefighter of Massachusetts and the Springfield Fire Department has announced the Line of Duty Death (LODD) of a fellow firefighter.

64-year-old Firefighter Kevin Welz was at home surrounded by his family and friends when he passed away from occupational cancer on October 17th.

He was born in Springfield and graduated from Classical High School and retired in 2017 after working as a Firefighter for Springfield Fire Department for 32 years.

Calling hours are set for tomorrow, October 23rd from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Sampson's Chapel of the Acres on Tinkham Road in Springfield.

The funeral service is being held on Thursday, October 24th at 10 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Church on Chestnut Street in Springfield.

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