Bonita Springs fire lieutenant dies of pancreatic cancer; SWFL fire community honors him

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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Fire Lieutenant Marc Weiss. Credit: via Bonita Springs Fire Control and Rescue District.

Bonita Springs Fire Control and Rescue District mourned the death of Lieutenant Marc Weiss and held a procession in his honor Tuesday.

According to the fire-rescue district’s Facebook post, Lt. Weiss died of health reasons due to pancreatic cancer.

“As a firefighter, Lt. Weiss was tough and unrelenting. Few loved the fire service quite like Lt. Weiss. He was passionate about firefighting. He was dedicated to training. He was hardworking. And he expected the same from his crew.

As a friend, Marc made a lasting impact on people he met. Marc could always be counted on for a quick joke and a helping hand. In any room, Marc was sure to grab attention.

Lt. Marc Weiss battled pancreatic cancer with the same bravery, fortitude, and determination that he embodied every day while he was with us. He will be missed. Rest easy our brother. We will take it from here.” 

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