NORTHEAST FIRENEWS
2018 HONOR ROLL OF THOSE THAT HAVE PASSED AWAY




2018 WITHIN NEW ENGLAND DEATH NOTICES

Raymond, ME Captain David Mains was killed in a motorcycle accident in Massachusetts on June 26th.

Retired Central Coventry, RI Fire Chief Charles Bowen Sr. passed away on June 23rd at the age of 82.

Retired Lawrence, MA Lieutenant Thomas F. Cusack, 79, passed away on June 16th.

Retired Boston, MA Captain Fire Captain and Mass Fire Academy Instructor Rick Connelly passed away on June 20th.

Retired Claremont, NH Firefighter Ralph T. Rouillard Sr., 82, passed away on May 21st.

LODD- Attleboro, MA Firefighter Thomas Cannon suffered a heart attack while on duty and passed away.

Shelton and Trumbull, CT Volunteer Firefighter Austin Buoni, 22, died in a motor vehicle crash on May 12th.

Retired Seymour, CT Fire Chief Peter C. Wols Jr passed away on May 9th at the age of 77.

Retired Pawtucket, RI Lieutenant and Air Force Veteran John J. McLaughlin Jr passed away on May 7th at the age of 86.

Retired Providence, RI Firefighter and WWII Veteran Edward Barta passed away at the age of 93.

Retired Stamford, CT Deputy Chief Thomas A. Petrone passed away at the age of 94 on April 29th.

Longtime Boston area Fireground Photographer Stephen "The Flannel Photographer" Walsh passed away on May 2nd.

Retired Middletown, CT Firefighter Andre "Andy" Raymond, 90, passed away on April 25th.

Retired Waterbury, CT Firefighter and Air Force Veteran John A. (Jack Sprat) Russo, 74, passed away unexpectedly on April 10th.

Former Scarborough, ME Volunteer Firefighter Robert Lothrop passed away on March 20 at the age of 73.

Retired Somerville, MA Acting Chief Engineer John Gover passed away on March 25th.

Retired Woonsocket, RI Deputy Chief Roland Theroux, 82, passed away on March 21st.

Active Duty Revere, MA Lieutenant Michael Amore passed away unexpectedly at the age of 41.

Retired Wrentham, MA Fire Chief Wendell J. McNamara passed away on March 4th at the age of 86.

Retired Seekonk, MA Fire Chief David E. Bowden passed away on March 4th at the age of 79.

Winchester, Mass Police/Fire Chief Dispatcher Keith Wallenstein passed suddenly on March 5th.

Former Stoneham, MA Auxiliary Fire Captain Jim McTaggart passed away on March 1st.

Former Litchfield, NH Volunteer Firefighter Timothy L. Lamper passed away at the age of 55 after battling ALS. Timothy was also a veteran of both the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Army.

LODD- Morrisville, VT Vol Lieutenant Casey S. Kuhns, 30, was found dead at home on February 28th after he had responded to a call and participated in department training.

Worcester, MA Retired District Fire Chief Joseph A. DiLiddo passed away at the age of 97 on February 27th.

Retired Quincy, MA Firefighter passed away on February 23rd at the age of 61.

Retired Dunstable, MA Fire Chief George W. Bacon passed away on February 20th at the age of 85.

Retired Medford, MA Firefighter J. Joseph Small passed away. He was also a past District Vice President with the PFFM.

Retired Dover, NH Lieutenant Charles J. Mone passed away on February 19th.

Former Canterbury, CT Assistant Chief Doug Smith passed away at the age of 63 on February 15th.

LODD- Pascoag Fire Dist (Burrillville, RI) Vol Lieutenant Richard Jenks, 72, died after collapsing while fighting a fire on February 14th.

Active Duty Winchester, MA Lieutenant David W. Hall passed away on February 12th at the age of 64.

Loudon, NH Firefighter Charles L. Byrne, 78, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. A proud Army veteran, he was a 40 year member of the NH Army National Guard, a 30 year member of the Pembroke NH Fire Department, and a 21 year member of the Loudon Fire Department. Charlie was very active with the Loudon FD, and will be sorely missed.

Torrington, CT Retired Deputy Chief Joseph R. "Bob" Bozenski, 97, passed away on February 2nd. He also served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.

Retired Millbury, MA Captain Michael P. Krumsiek passed away at the age of 72.

Shirley, Mass Deputy Chief Joseph Hawthorne passed away at the age of 69 on January 23rd.

Retired Hopkinton, Mass Fire Chief Richard Macmillan passed away at the age of 71.

LODD- Weymouth, MA Lieutenant Eugene Campbell passed away from occupational cancer.

Retired East Greenwich, RI Firefighter Joseph Eugenio passed away on Jan 15, 2018 at the age of 103.

Fairhaven, Mass Firefighter/EMT Frank Cruz passed away on January 8th after a lengthy illness. FF Cruz served for over 30 years.



2018 OUT OF NEW ENGLAND DEATH NOTICES

West Liberty, NC Volunteer Firefighter Michael Goodnight, 55, was killed in a motor vehicle crash responding to a call.

LODD- Philadelphia, PA Lieutenant Benny Hutchins, 62, passed away after suffering a medical emergency during training.

LODD- Auxtin, TX Fire Cadet Devon Coney, 34, passed away after suffering a medical emergency at the fire academy.

LODD- Paint Creek, OH Firefighter Joe Patterson died June 24th after an accident where a compressed air cylinder exploded at the fire station.

LODD- Long Beach, CA Captain Dave Rosa, 45, died from gunshots received while investitaging reports of a smell of gasoline at a senior care facility. Another firefighter was also seriously wounded in the incident.

LODD- Amelia County, VA Vol Firefighter William H. Moore IV, 48, suffered a fatal heart attack during training.

LODD- Perth Amboy, NJ Firefighter Doug Ambrozewycz died June 10th from complications when he was burned in a 1983 fire and contracted Hepatitis C through a blood transfusion.

LODD- Weatherford, TX Firefighter Andy Loller Jr., 42, suffered a medical emergency battling a wildfire on June 10th and died while being transported to a hospital.

LODD- East Side, NC Firefighter Dakota Snavely, 17, died June 10th in a vehicle accident after being dispatched to a water rescue.

LODD- Dover Twp, PA Firefighter Grant Froman, 55, suffered a heart attack while performing maintenance on a department vehicle and passed away on June 6th.

LODD- Chicago, IL Firefighter/Diver Juan J. Bucio, 46, passed away from injuries received during a dive rescue attempt on the Chicago River.

LODD- Firefighter/Emergency Medical Responder William "Willie" Brinza, 64, of the Cowskin Rural Fire District in OK passed away after suffering a medical emergency while responding to a call in the fire apparatus.

LODD- Hudson, NY Volunteer Firefighter Mark A. Graziano, 47, was found unresponsive less than 12 hours after responding to a fire. He was unable to be revived.

LODD- Las Vegas, NV Captain Theo Adams, who was paralyzed in a 2003 apparatus rollover, passed away on May 1st as a result of these injuries.

LODD- Rostraver, PA Volunteer Firefighter Michael Godzak passed away after suffering a medical emergency while returning from a response.

LODD- Lawrence, IN Firefighter Jeffrey Holt, 60, suffered a cardiac episode at the fire station and passed away following his annual physical assessment training.

LODD- Rocky Mount, VA Volunteer Firefighter Herbert "Butch" Wilcox, 77, passed away after responding to two fires.

LODD- Fort Benning, GA Firefighter Gregory Jackson, 50, fell ill at the end of his shift and passed away several days later.

LODD- Decatur County, GA Firefighter Adam Taylor, 30, passed away after suffering chest pains while on duty and participating in training.

LODD- Greenlawn, NY Vol Firefighter/Paramedic M. Kent Stillwagon, 52, passed away from an aparent heart attack after responding to several calls.

LODD- Reynolds, NC Fire Chief Richard Sales, 52, was killed in a crash as he was headed to a fire safety conference.

LODD- North Richland Hills, TX Firefighter Caleb Scott, 29, passed away after suffering a heart attack on duty.

LODD- Baytown, TX Assistant Chief and Fire Marshal Bernard Olive, 68, passed away suddenly while on duty. The cause has yet to be determined.

LODD- Mapleton, MN Vol Firefighter Timothy Royce, 58, passed away from a heart attack after responding to several emergency calls.

LODD- Madison, WI Firefighter/Paramedic Richard L. Garner Jr., 29, collapsed and died on April 1st following a 48-hour shift.

LODD- Ellinger, TX Firefighter Larry Marusik passed away from complications of severe burn injuries he sustained battling a grass fire on March 10th.

LODD- Two Pratt, WV Firefighters - Assistant Fire Chief Michael Edwards, 46, and Lieutenant Tom Craigo, 40 - were killed when the apparatus they were riding in rolled over.

LODD- Two York, PA Firefighters - Zachary Anthony, 29, and Ivan Flanscha, 50 - were killed in a building collapse.

LODD- FDNY Firefighter Michael Davidson, 37, of Engine 69 was killed battling a 5 alarm fire.

LODD- Belle Chasse, LA Vol Firefighter Allen Headley, 31, was found unresponsive in the fire station and passed away from the event.

LODD- New London, TX Vol Firefighter M.V. Hudson, 86, passed away from injuries received in a tanker rollover on February 28th.

LODD- Cobb County, GA Firefighter Stacey L. Boulware, 44, passed away after collapsing at the fire station.

LODD- Lavale, MD Assistant Chief Christopher Pryor, 45, fell ill after responding to a vehicle accident and passed away.

LODD- Hinesville, GA Captain Earnest McDuffie, 51, passed away after suffering a medical emergency during physical fitness training.

LODD- Lawrenceburg, TN Firefighter Jason Dickey, 38, was killed at a house fire when the structure collapsed.

LODD- West Felicianam CA Deputy Fire Chief Russell Achord, 48, was struck and killed while working at a motor vehicle crash.

LODD- Wamego, KS Firefighter John Randle, 67, passed away after falling off a piece of fire apparatus.

LODD- Philadelphia, PA Lieutenant Matthew LeTourneau, 42, was killed after he was trapped by debris from by structural collapse.

Thomas "Tim" J. McCue Jr. of New Kent, VA passed away on December 27, 2017. He was the Fire Chief at the Military Ocean Terminal in Bayonne, NJ and was know for his modeling column in Fire Apparatus Journal.




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