The Kingston Fire District announced the funeral services and arrangements for Assistant Chief Allan LePage who died Tuesday after being injured in an accident Monday, June 29 at the fire station.
Visiting hours will be Friday, July 3, from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Avery-Storti Funeral Home, 88 Columbia St., Wakefield, R.I. Firefighters are asked to assemble in the South Kingstown High School parking lot, 215 Columbia St. in Wakefield, no later than 3 p.m. The honor contingent will march from the high school to the funeral home. Class A uniforms are preferred, but Class B dress is acceptable.
Media are asked to check in at the command center at the Hazard School parking lot on School Street, Wakefield.
The funeral will be held Saturday, July 4 at 10 a.m. at the University of Rhode Island’s Ryan Center, 1 Lincoln Almond Plaza, Kingston, R.I. Doors to The Ryan Center open at 8 a.m. Burial will be private.
“The University community offers its deepest condolences to the family and fellow firefighters of Allan LePage, a 42-year member of the Kingston Fire District,” said Robert A. Weygand, URI vice president for Administration and Finance. “Assistant Chief LePage was the quintessential volunteer and mentor, offering his time and expertise without need of recognition or publicity. Hundreds of our students who have served as volunteer firefighters alongside Assistant Chief LePage benefited greatly from his guiding hand and practical wisdom. We owe this dedicated volunteer a deep debt of gratitude for his commitment to our safety and well being. We will greatly miss him.”
All vehicles, apparatus and color guards should enter URI from Route 138 at Plains Road, and proceed to the north entrance of the Ryan Center, where URI Police and Traffic officers will direct parking.
All guests should enter URI from Route 138 at Plains Road and park in the Plains Road Parking Lot. All guests must enter The Ryan Center via the North Lobby.
All media should enter URI from Route 138 at Plains Road and park in the Plains Road Parking Lot. Media are asked to check in with Diana Zanetto in the North Lobby of The Ryan Center to receive media pass. All media must wear media pass while inside The Ryan Center.
Color guards attending should contact the Narragansett Fire Department at 401-789-1000 with department information and number of attendees. Those agencies attending the services for the late Assistant Chief LePage should contact the call center at 401-268-1437 or 401-268-1442 today, July 2, and Friday, July 3 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to New York Firefighters Burn Center, 21 Asch Loop, Bronx, N.Y. or the Kingston Volunteer Fire Company Equipment Fund, 35 Bills Road, Kingston, R.I. 02881. To link to a memorial page honoring Assistant Chief LePage, go to http://www.kingstonfire.net/kvfc_memorial_Allan_Pickles_LePage.html
For media inquires please call, Charlestown Police Lt. Patrick J. McMahon at 401-413-8804, Steven Pinch, deputy chief of the Union Fire District at 401-789-8354, Dave Lavallee, University of Rhode Island Department of Communications and Marketing at 401-874-2116, or Diana Zanetto, Director of Marketing for Global Spectrum at The Ryan Center, 401-788-3230.