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04/23/2024 04:24 PM
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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2023 - 2024 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: March 28, 2023 01:52 PM
From: Senator Jarrett Coleman
To: All Senate members
Subject: Renaming a portion of Route 143 in Lynn Township “Heroes’ Highway.”
 
In December 2022, New Tripoli firefighters Zachary Paris and Marvin Gruber died in the line of duty while battling a house fire. To honor their lives and service, I will be introducing legislation renaming a portion of Route 143 in Lynn Township “Heroes’ Highway.”
 
Zachary Paris served as the Assistant Fire Chief with the New Tripoli Fire Department in Lehigh County.

Always feeling the need to serve others, he volunteered as a Junior Firefighter for the Blandon Fire Company and eventually came to the New Tripoli Fire Department where he worked hard to become Assistant Fire Chief of the company. In addition to his service in New Tripoli, he also worked for the Green Valley Fire Station in Maryland.

Zachary was the husband of Elizabeth M. Paris for the past 12 years and was the father of two daughters, Lila E. and Amelia R Paris.
 
Marvin Gruber served as a volunteer firefighter with the New Tripoli Fire Department in Lehigh County.

Marvin volunteered with the fire service since the late 1980’s and served the New Tripoli Fire Department since 2020. In addition to his service with the fire company, he was also the Assistant Director of Public Safety for the Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, PA for the last 22 years.

Marvin was the husband of Karen S. Gruber for the past 35 years, was the father to Nicholas Gruber, Jordan Lybarger, and the grandfather to Cole, Lucas, and McKenzie Gruber.

Please, join me in cosponsoring this legislation to honor the sacrifice of these two men.
 



Introduced as SB770