Remembering Richard “Rickey” Dermo
A Schuylkill County man is dead after fire tore through his duplex home in Cass Township early on the morning of July 6, 2014. The fire started around 2:40 a.m. at 33 South Maple Avenue. When responders arrived the left side of the home was completely engulfed in flames. Attempts were made to get inside of the home in hopes of rescuing the victim, but were unsuccessful. Police said Richard “Rickey” Dermo, 65, died inside the burning building from a myocardial infarction (heart attack).