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MCVFA Memorials

 George Clohessy

MCVFA Director 2007

Monday, October 1, 2007, at age 62.

George was a lifetime member of the Gates-Chili Fire Dept for 37 years, a Committee Member of Gates-Chili Fire Explorers, and Director of Monroe County Volunteer Fireman's Assocociation.

Earl Robertson North

 MCVFA President 1986-1988

Wednesday, September 5, 2007. 

Bob, who retired from the Dept. of Health, Education and Welfare, Social Security Administration, was a member and Past President of the Gates Chili Fire Dept.; member and Past President of the Monroe County Volunteer Fireman's Assoc.; member and Officer of Kenmore, NY Volunteer Fire Dept.; and a member of the Northern Central, Western and Southwestern Volunteer Firemen's Assoc.; the Firemen's Assoc., of the State of New York (FASNY); Western NY Drill Team Assoc.; Waken-Hubbard Masonic Lodge, Damascus Temple and a Shriner.

Raymond J. Emma

MCVFA President 1994-1996

November 14, 2007, age 64.

Ray was a Past Chief of the St. Paul Blvd. Fire Association, President of the Northern Central Volunteer Firemen's Association, Chairman of the Steering Committee for the Western New York Volunteer Firemen's Association, Chairman of the Fire Prevention Committee for the MCVFA and a member of the Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY) FIre Prevention Committee.

Edward J. "Red" VerWeire

Monroe County Executive Deputy Fire Coordinator

December 13, 2007.

Red was Executive Deputy Fire Coordinator for the Monroe County Fire Bureau, Past Chief and Commissioner of the Gates Fire District, Past Executive Committee member for FASNY, member of the Gates Fire District Exempts, WNYVFA, NCVFA, and MCVFA.



Richard Elmer

MCVFA Past 4th Battalion Director

Gates: Friday, August 15, 2008, at age 73. 

Dick was a 47 year member of the Gates Chili Volunteer Fire Department,House #2, social member of the Spencerport Fireman Exempt Club, an active volunteer with many police organizations, a member of the International Harvester NYS Chapter #35, an Army veteran and a member of Belmont American Legion Post #808, an avid Miami Dolphin and NASCAR fan.



 Donald H. Fox

MCVFA President 1984 -1986

Fairport: April 8, 2009.  

Past President Fox was employed by Rochester Telephone for 42 years and was a member of Rochester Protectives. He was a long-time member and Secretary of the Fairport Fire Department and the DeLand Hose Company #1. Don was also a member of FASNY, NCNYVFA, WNYVFA, NYS Chaplain Assoc., Past Trustee of the Fireman's Home on the Hudson and the Secretary of FASNY Museum of Firefighting. Don was a Past President of the MCVFA and for many years was also the Chairman of the Monroe County Fire Prevention Essay Contest.

 Richard "Dick" Coon

Past MCVFA 5th Battalion Director

West Brighton: On August 30, 2009, at age 80.

Richard was a retiree of Eastman Kodak Co. with 39 years of service. He was a life member of 58 years with the West Brighton Fire Dept. Past Director and member of the Monroe County Volunteer Firemen's Assoc., life member of the Monroe County Volunteer Fire Chiefs Assoc., Firemen's Assoc. of the State of New York, Monroe County Fire Police Assoc., NYS Fire Police Assoc. and the Rochester Model Railroad Club.

Gerald J. Hendrickson

Past MCVFA 4th Battalion Director

Scottsville/Chili: Gerald J. Hendrickson 12/16/2009

Gerald was a member of the Clifton Fire Department for 45 years, where he served as Chief. He was a member of the Chili Grange for almost 60 years, and a member of the Chili American Legion, member of the Western NY Volunteer Firemen's Association and Past Director of the MCVFA.

 Michael Smith

MCVFA 1st Vice President

Webster: Sunday, April 11, 2010, age 60.  

Mike was a Past President of the Webster Fire Department, member of the Red Knights, and was currently serving as 1st Vice President of the MCVFA.

 Richard O'Hare

Past MCVFA 1st Battalion Director

Sunday, December 26, 2010. Age 76.

He was Past President, Chaplain and a Lifetime member of West Webster Volunteer Fireman's Association and held many committee posts in various other Fireman's Associations.