Below are arrangement for Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service Firefighter Charles ‘Rick’ Gentilcore who was found unresponsive at the Burtonsville fire station on Friday.
“Rick,” age 52, was transported in critical condition to Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland. Despite the best efforts of paramedics and hospital staff, Rick succumbed a short time after arriving at the hospital. Rick lived in Bowie, Maryland – Prince George’s County. He was a twenty-three year member of the MCFRS: first serving as a volunteer with the Burtonsville Volunteer Fire Department (eleven years) and, most recently, as a career fire fighter rescuer (twelve years). His last duty assignment was Burtonsville Fire Station 15. He leaves behind a wife, son, and extended family.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 – 1400-1600 hours and 1800-2200 hours
Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home – 11800 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20904
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 – 1300 hours
Covenant Life Church – 7501 Muncaster Mill Road, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877
Immediately following the post-funeral processional
Gate of Heaven Cemetery – 13801 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20906
Immediately following interment – details are being finalized and are forthcoming
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the Burtonsville Volunteer Fire Department: http://www.bvfd.com/support/donate-online/
For the Funeral and Interment departments, honor units, and bands wishing to pay respect to Rick should email the contacts below for specific coordination.
Honor Units Fire.HonorGuard@montgomerycountymd.gov