He was mayor of a Schuylkill County town at age 22. Two years later, heroin claimed his life
Michael RubinkamOf The Associated Press
Janel Firestone found her son — the 24-year-old, just resigned mayor of the tiny town of Mount Carbon, in what she assumed was a deep sleep. She tried to wake him for his overnight shift at the local supermarket, but he couldn’t be roused, even after she sprinkled him with water from a wet washcloth.