In Memoriam

Comrades Who Have Gone Before

Isn’t it strange that princes and kings. And clowns that caper in sawdust rings. And common folk like you and me are the builders of eternity. To each is given a bag of tools. A shapeless mass and a book of rules; And each must make, ere time is flown, A stumbling-block or a stepping-stone.

Those firefighting comrades who have “Gone Before” most certainly built well. They built a stepping stone—the Mendham Fire Department.

NameYears NameYears
Edward Farrell*1905 — 1920William Menagh Sr.1927 — 1976
George S. Beavers1905 — 1922Frank Kaercher1945 — 1977
Henry Riker*1905 — 1922Charles R. Day1931 —1979
E.S.P. Bretherton*1905 — 1925Phillip Parillo Sr.1943 — 1980
John M. Hoffman*1905 — 1925John Moeri1948 — 1980
Caser Peterman1920 — 1929Daid O'Keefe Sr.1953 — 1981
Arthur B. Crane*1905 — 1930Stewart Cowell1968 — 1981
Frank F. Woodruff1913 — 1930Eugene Coyle1947 — 1982
Amzi Chambers1914 — 1930Robert Phillips1969 — 1984
George Delp*1905 — 1931Robert Bowen1959 — 1984
Everett L. Garabrant*1905 — 1934Jacob T. Lewis1939 — 1985
J. Smith Gunther1905 — 1935Donald LeMonnier1951 — 1985
Silas Thompson*1905 — 1935Walter Rentsch1937 — 1985
Clarence McMurty*1905 — 1936Kenneth Oppel1955 — 1987
Charles Rupp*1905 — 1936Lester Freeman1950 — 1987
John S. Beavers*1905 — 1937Frank Prior1935 — 1989
James C. Menagh*1905 — 1937Arthur Thompson1955 — 1989
Frederick R. Guerin*1905 — 1938Robert Day1949 — 1989
John S. Tiger*1905 — 1938Richard Clark1935 — 1990
Aaron V. Apgar*1905 — 1939Harold Crane1932 — 1990
Charles H. Day*1905 — 1939John Dormer1939 — 1990
J. Wesley Garabrant*1905 — 1940Harold Trandt1942 — 1991
Frank Freeman*1905 — 1940Richard Finlay1942 — 1991
Arthur Chambers1926 — 1941Cyril Lounsbury1938 — 1991
William DeVore*1905 — 1941Leonard Fooshkill1981 — 1993
Charles Freeman*1905 — 1943Orville Garabrant1941 — 1994
Frank Groendyke*1905 — 1943Joseph Eible, Sr.1973 — 1995
Leo Robinson*1905 — 1943Ralph Kagan1939 — 1995
Caleb O. Lindsley*1905 — 1944Carey Watson1989 — 1996
George E. Sutton1916 — 1944John Grassi1953 — 1996
John O. Smith*1905 — 1945Walter (Ike) Cramer1934 — 1997
C. Madison Day1914 — 1947Peter Kenny1987 — 1998
Frank E. Tiffembac*1905 — 1947David Haslam1969 — 1998
James Sullivan1927 — 1948William Wertz1948 — 1999
Edward L. Baird*1905 — 1949Ed Swanson1960 — 1999
Jerry Emmons*1905 — 1949Albert W. Freeman, Jr.1940 — 1999
Edwin Watkins1922 — 1950Robert Tracy1977 — 1999
G. Elmer Thompson1923 — 1951John O'Keefe1948 — 1999
Harvey Ammerman1923 — 1952Fred Crammer1944 — 2000
Gerald T. Panella1942 — 1954Richard Sanderson1950 — 2001
Willard Carley1942 — 1954David O'Keefe, Jr.1956 — 2001
Gus L. Day1928 — 1954Edwin DeVeore1942 — 2001
Carl Zanders*1905 — 1955Edward Tully1954 — 2002
Chauncey Guerin1931 — 1958Roland Bruin1977 — 2003
Floyd Garabrant1930 — 1958Robert Snedaker1951 — 2004
Joseph Fondaco1950 — 1962John Swanger1964 — 2005
Charles Moeri, Jr.1959 — 1963J. Cal Hoffman1976 — 2005
John Apgar1942 — 1966Edward Finlay1972 — 2006
H. Bockoven1923 — 1967Edward Thomas1957 — 2007
C. Bretherton*1905 — 1967Robert Raymond, Sr.1968 — 2008
James Gunther1928 — 1968Charles Watkins1962 — 2008
G. Parillo1942 — 1969William R. Menagh1954 — 2008
C. Barnett1940 — 1969Joseph Murphy1968 — 2008
J. Ammerman1930 — 1970Donald Day1949 — 2010
W. Rockafeller1920 — 1970Earl G. Barnes, Jr.1960 — 2011
Clarence Blaine1943 — 1971Donald Smith1959 — 2012
Walter Gunther1926 — 1971Regis Lippert1970 — 2012
Robert Ohweiler1947 — 1971William Conover1960 — 2013
Howard Dean1931 — 1971Joseph Grassi1952 — 2013
William Shank1947 — 1971Donald Rae 1961 — 2015
Erice Zelif1913 — 1973Frederick Watkins1961 — 2016
Albert Lang1948 — 1973Willard Bergman1952 — 2016
William Day1950 — 1973Liber Panella1958 — 2016
Charles Moeri Sr.1930 — 1974
Dave Marsh1938 — 1974
Raymond Marsh1918 — 1975
V. Garabrant1922 — 1975

* Charter Member

Rescue Squad Only Member