Firefighters from the Yardley-Makefield Fire Company and Newtown Emergency Services Department participated in an Honor Arch on March 13, 2024, at the Washington Crossing National Cemetery for Line of Duty Death of Philadelphia Fire Department Battalion Chief John Garrow. He was 61-years old.

Garrow died after experiencing a medical emergency after a fire on February 19, 2024. Garrow was a PFD member for 32 years and was last assigned to Battalion 8 at Engine 59 in Nicetown. He also served as a US Army Combat Engineer prior to joining the PFD.

Chief Garrow is survived by his loving wife Shanon.  Beloved father of Becky Garrow (Mike), Brandon Weyer (Kate), and Mycol Dennis.  Adored Pop-Pop of Henry, Maeve, and Mycol, Jr.  He is brother to Gerry Bonner (Jim), Donna Brown (Jeff), Kevin Garrow (Diane), Ali Garrow (Jon), and the late Eileen Garrow, Michael Garrow, Maureen Garrow, and Timothy Garrow.  Chief Garrow is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Donations in his memory to the Philadelphia Fire Dept., Local 22 Widow’s Fund, 415 N. 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123, would be appreciated.

– Fire News photos by Jeff Goldberg