From the time FAO Gordon was brought from the building on Dahlgren St. to the time he will be laid to rest, there has been and will be a uniformed member of the Cincinnati Fire Department standing honor guard over Daryl. These members have offered their time. This honor is a fire service tradition given to fallen heroes. It is done in the spirit of not leaving a fallen brother alone. Every member of Local 4252 would like to send our prayers to Local 48 and the family of FAO Daryl Gordon.  Brother Gordon will be deeply missed – we mourn the loss of a father, a husband, a great fire fighter, an involved Union member, a kind friend, a warm smile, and an infectious laugh.  God Speed, Brother.


Funeral Arrangements For Brother Daryl Gordon

Visitation– Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Location: Duke Energy Convention Center – 525 Elm St (45202)

Time: 3:00 PM – 7:30 PM

(A private visitation for members of Kappa Alpha Psi will take place from 7:30 PM- 8:00 PM)

Parking: Parking garages and street parking is available throughout the city


Funeral Service– Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Location: St. Peter in Chains Cathedral – 325 W. 8th St (45202)

Time: 10:00 AM

(additional details for CFD members are forthcoming)

  • Non-CFD Uniformed Fire Fighters are asked to line up along Plum St. between W. 6th St and W. 8th St.
  • IMPORTANT: We ask that all fire fighters, and those that wish to view the procession to the cathedral, be in place along the route stated above, no later than 8:55 AM.
  • Parking is available for all “non CFD” uniformed fire fighters at Longworth Hall (700 W. Pete Rose Way, 45203)
  • A shuttle will be available to take fire fighters from Longworth Hall to St Peter in Chains Cathedral.  The shuttle will run from 0700hrs – 0815hrs.  The last shuttle leaves at 0815hrs.  Longworth Hall is a fifteen minute, eight block walk from the Cathedral.


Cemetery Service- Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Location: Oak Hill Cemetery – 11200 Princeton Pk (45246)

Time: Immediately following Funeral Service


Celebration of Life– Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Location: Duke Energy Convention Center – 525 Elm St (45202)

Time: Immediately following Cemetery Service