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Locals Line Streets to Honor Fallen Soldier

A giant American flag flew over Main Street in Ramsey as police, fire, and military personnel from across the county accompanied a casket carrying Staff Sgt. Timothy McGill in a solemn procession.

Procession through Ramsey Monday in honor of Staff Sgt. Timothy McGill, who was killed in Afghanistan last week.
Procession through Ramsey Monday in honor of Staff Sgt. Timothy McGill, who was killed in Afghanistan last week.

Hundreds of local residents stood silently along East Main Street in Ramsey Monday afternoon, watching a procession in honor of Army Staff Sgt. Timothy McGill, a Ramsey High School graduate who was killed in Afghanistan last week.

McGill’s body was brought home to Ramsey Monday, where he was a volunteer firefighter. In recognition of his arrival, the borough shut down Main Street at noon, and locals lined the street to watch as emergency responders and military officials from across the county marched solemnly down the street to West Main Street, North Central Avenue, and down Darlington Avenue.

McGill’s casket, draped in an American flag, was placed on a vintage Ramsey fire truck and escorted by fire and military personnel down the route.

McGill enlisted in the Marines in 2001, after his high school graduation. He was serving on a special forces unit when he was killed. McGill’s father Raymond, a retired Mahwah Police Captain, told NJ.com the 30-year-old planned to spend his life in the military.

Ramsey police released details for McGill’s funeral services.

Visiting Hours

Location: St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church 200 Wyckoff Ave, Ramsey 

Date: Wednesday, October 2 and Thursday, October 3

Hours: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Funeral

Date: Friday October 4

Location: St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, 200 Wyckoff Ave., Ramsey; Eulogies at 10 a.m., funeral mass at 11 a.m. 

Internment

Mary Rest Cemetery, Mahwah

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