NORTHEAST FIRENEWS
2021 HONOR ROLL OF THOSE THAT HAVE PASSED AWAY




2021 WITHIN NEW ENGLAND DEATH NOTICES

New Castle, ME long time fire chief Clayton V. Huntley Jr. passed away from cancer at the age of 69. The department has re-named the fire station in his honor. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

LODD- Dennis, MA Retired Lieutenant Dan O'Connell has passed away from occupational cancer.

Retired Pittsfield, MA Deputy Fire Chief Michael Polidoro, 63, passed away after a battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

West Boylston and Boylston, Mass retired Firefighter John F. "Jack" McCormick, III, 74, passed away on Match 26th. CLICK FOR OBITUARY.

Princeton, Mass Fire Chaplin Peter N. Rotando, 74, passed away Sunday, March 21st. He was also a former firefighter with Sterling and West Boylston as well as a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. CLICK FOR OBITUARY.

LODD- Norwood, MA firefighter John Bellanti passed away from occupational cancer.

Retired Stoneham, MA Firefighter Gerry Crosby passed away on February 24th.

Retired Cambridge, MA Firefighter and Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts District Vice President John "Spike" Lawless passed away.

Retired Stamford, CT Captain Donald Corrigan, 70, passed away on February 9th.

Edgartown, MA retired Fire Chief Antone A. (Tony) Bettencourt passed away at the age of 78. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Active Duty Boston Firefighter Michael Ricci, Aide to District 9, passed away from wounds received in a domestic incident.

Templeton, MA EMT Tracy Ann Ferrazza, 52, passed away on January 17th from injuries received in an automobile accident. CLICK FOR OBITUARY.

LODD- Retired Wareham, MA Firefighter David Wahlstrom has passed away from occupational cancer. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Dayville, CT Firefighter Gary Cote passed away from symptoms associated with COVID-19. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Retired Tewksbury, MA Lieutenant Allen J. Hancock, 82, passed away on January 16th. CLICK FOR OBITUARY.

St. Johnsbury, VT Retired Fire Chief Jerald ‘Jerry' Fournier, 78, passed away on January 8th. CLICK FOR OBITUARY.

Retired Westford, MA Fire Chief George P. "Yogi" Rogers, 85, passed away on January 2nd. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

LODD- East Brooklyn, CT Deputy Chief and retired State Trooper Patrick Dragon passed away from symptoms of COVID-19. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.



2021 OUT OF NEW ENGLAND LINE OF DUTY DEATH NOTICES

LODD- Albright, WV Captain Charles Wesley “Chuck” Miller Jr. was killed in a vehicle accident enroute to a brush fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

LODD- Nucla Naturita, CO Fire Protection District Chief Chester Riley, 57, passed away from a heart attack suffered at an accident scene. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

LODD- Spring Valley, NY Firefighter Jared Lloyd was killed while making rescues in a nursing home fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

LODD- Jasper County Fire-Rescue, SC Firefighter/EMT Brian Mixson, 32, passed away on March 17th after suffering a stroke while on duty. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Campobello, SC Fire Chief William Edward McNeill Jr.,69, suffered a fatal heart attack following a call. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

LODD- Watertown, NY Fire Department recruit firefighter Peyton Morse, 21, suffered a fatal medical emergency at the state training academy March 3rd. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

LODD- Ponca Hills, NE Volunteer Firefighter Dennis Bender, 78, suffered a medical emergency at a brush fire and passed away. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

LODD- Coal Township, PA Deputy Fire Chief Kevin "Bubba" Malukas, 59, suffered a fatal heart attack after responding to a call. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

LODD- Kokomo, IN Captain Martin Meyers, 50, passed away from complications of COVID-19. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

LODD- Irvington, NJ Recruit Firefighter Victor Melillo, 21, died after collapsing during a drill at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

LODD- Woodford County, KY Captain Ron Ingram, 72, collapsed while responding to an emergency call and died at the hospital. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

LODD- Madison Heights, MI Captain Jeff Brozich, 57, suffered a fatal medical emergency while on duty on March 1st. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

LODD- Philadelphia, PA Firefighter John Evans, 56, passed away from complication of COVID-19. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

LODD- Beavertown Rescue Hose Co, PA Firefighter Phillip Craig Ginter, 57, became unresponsive while fighting a farm fighter and later passed away. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

LODD- Little Rock, AR Battalion Chief Edward Karriem passed away after he was found unresponsive in his command car following a house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

LODD- Erskine Lakes Fire Company, NJ Firefighter John Jonker Sr., 80, passed away after suffering a heart attack following a department training exercise. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

LODD- Zoneton, KY Fire District Battalion Chief Garry Key passed away from complications of COVID-19. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

LODD- Sardis, MS Volunteer Captain Guandes "Mook" Smith, 27, passed away from complications of COVID-19. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

LODD- Shelby County, TN Training Lieutenant Terry Watts, 51, passed away from complications of COVID-19. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

LODD- Craley, PA Chief EngineerEdward Bookmyer passed away after suffering a medical injury working on apparatus after a fire call. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

LODD- Weirton, WV Lieutenant Brian Ritchie, 50, passed away from symptoms caused by COVID-19. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

LODD- NASA White Sands Test Facility, NM Lieutenant Edward Vasquez passed away from complications of the COVID-19. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

LODD- Waynoka, OK Firefighter Tayler Bradford, 28, and Chief Lonnie Bolar, 45, were killed attempting a rescue in a house fire when the roof collapsed. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

LODD- Laredo, TX Captain Erik Segura, 45, passed away from complications of COVID-19. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

LODD- Rancho Santa Fe, CA Captain W. Chris Mertz, 54, passed away on January 20th from complications of COVID-19. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

LODD- Rocky Top, TN Fire Chief Ronald "Ronnie" Gene Spitzer, 65, passed away from complications of COVID-19 on January 13th. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

LODD- San Benito, TX Fire Chief Danny Watkins, 67, passed away from COVID-19 complications on January 12th. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

LODD- Ocean City-Wright Fire Protection District, FL Captain Lloyd Losinger, 60, passed away on January 6th from COVID-19 complications. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

LODD- Shreveport, LA Firefighter Leonard Coney passed away from COVID-19 complications. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

LODD- Reading, PA Firefighter Mark Kulp, 52, passed away from COVID-19 complications on January 5th. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

LODD- East Sullivan County, TX Volunteer Firefighter Ronald Steven Perry, 57, passed away from complications associated with COVID-19. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

LODD- Warren, OH Lieutenant Don Beauchene, 54, passed away from complications associated with COVID-19. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

LODD- Los Angeles City, CA Captain George Roque, 57, passed away on January 1st from complications due to COVID-19. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

LODD- U.S. Air Force Firefighter and Senior Airman Logan Young, 30, assigned to the West Virginia Air National Guard's 167th Airlift Wing, was killed on December 27th in an arson fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

LODD- Knoxville, TN Firefighter John Howell Clift passed away from complications of COVID-19. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

LODD- Grant Township, MI Fire Chief Roland Brooks, 82, passed away from complications of COVID-19. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.

Naval District of Washington DC Firefighter Bryan "Hammy" P. Hamilton passed away from complications of COVID-19. He was also a captain with the Bryans Road Volunteer Fire Department. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.




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