Chicago (WLS) — Illinois firefighter advocacy group said Sunday afternoon that a suburban firefighter who had terminal cancer died.
Frank Nunez was an Itasca firefighter who lived in Crystal Lake.
Affiliated Illinois Fire Brigade tweeted about Nunez’s death shortly after 2:20 p.m. To the family and his brothers and sisters.Local; Itasca Fire Department firefighter’s local 3461. Arrangements will be shared as soon as they are finalized.”
In September, when Nunez made his final return home, he received a moving greeting.
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Itasca firefighters received hospice care from Chicago’s Northwestern Memorial Hospital on Sept. 27 and took him back to Crystal Lake.
Nunez had just celebrated her 34th birthday a few days ago and had an engagement ceremony with fiancé Cristina.
He started his career as a firefighter in 2014. His colleagues described him as “respected”, a “warrior” and an “incredible human being”.