Trooper’s Obituary Online; Community Prepares for Funeral
EAST NORRITON PA – The obituary for fallen Pennsylvania State Trooper and Trappe Fire Company Chief Branden Sisca has been publicly released by the Boyd-Horrox-Givnish Funeral Home, 200 W. Germantown Pike, and is available online, here.
The 400-word article aptly describes Sisca as a “beloved husband, soul mate and best friend” of his wife, Brittany; “a true public servant” dedicated to his vocations, and “a natural born leader (who) confidently took on any challenge to help others.”
“Relatives, friends, law enforcement agencies, and fire companies are invited to share in Branden’s life celebration” Friday (April 1, 2022) from noon to 3 p.m., and again Friday from 5-9 p.m. at the funeral home, it said. His funeral service will be held Saturday (April 2) beginning at noon in Perkiomen Valley High School, 509 Gravel Pike, Collegeville.
Those with questions or needing assistance can call the funeral home at 610-277-7000, it said.
There will be no viewing Saturday morning. Interment will be private, at the convenience of the family, the funeral home noted.
State police offer guides on parking, procession
Pennsylvania State Police have published a two-page memo that provides specific instructions on parking for the Friday viewings, the Saturday funeral service, the participation of police and fire vehicles along the funeral procession route, and its endorsement of the Montgomery County Hero Fund in collecting donations to benefit the family.
Home and business owners whose properties line the procession route are being encouraged by the Trappe Fire Company to pay their respects with their presence as the entourage passes, as well as by displaying the American flag. Also, law enforcement personnel from across the state and beyond are expected to attend the funeral services.
The procession to Perkiomen Valley High School will start Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from the funeral home. It will travel west on Germantown Pike, continue on Main Street through Collegeville and Trappe, pass the fire station, and then proceed to the high school by way of Main Street, Route 113, and Route 29.
Travelers who expect to be in those areas may want to avoid the potential for congestion by delaying their trips or planning alternate routes.
Neighboring fire companies “pitch in”
Trappe Fire Company Engine 77, which is being prepared for the funeral in honor of its chief, has been lovingly cared for during the week by an army of volunteers who assembled at the Lower Providence Fire Department (above), its Facebook page reported Tuesday (March 29).
In a post titled “Family Helping Family!,” the department described how it “accepted the task” of getting the engine ready for the services while its brothers and sisters in Trappe “continue to grieve.” Department members and volunteers from other companies have so far spent more than 150 man-hours of “work degreasing, cleaning, polishing and waxing Engine 77, along with all of the equipment and hose.”
“Chief Sisca would be proud to see how beautiful this truck looks!,” it added. Read the post in its entirety, here.
Trooper Sisca photo provided by Boyd-Horrox-Givnish Funeral Home
Blue-lighted firehouse photo from the Trappe Fire Company
Lower Providence Fire Company photo by Ted Hodgins for the Perkiomen Township Fire Company, used with permission