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 — 1920Phillip Parillo Sr.1943 — 1980
George S. Beavers1905 — 1922John Moeri1948 — 1980
Henry Riker*1905 — 1922Daid O'Keefe Sr.1953 — 1981
E.S.P. Bretherton*1905 — 1925Stewart Cowell1968 — 1981
John M. Hoffman*1905 — 1925Eugene Coyle1947 — 1982
Caser Peterman1920 — 1929Robert Phillips1969 — 1984
Arthur B. Crane*1905 — 1930Robert Bowen1959 — 1984
Frank F. Woodruff1913 — 1930Jacob T. Lewis1939 — 1985
Amzi Chambers1914 — 1930Donald LeMonnier1951 — 1985
George Delp*1905 — 1931Walter Rentsch1937 — 1985
Everett L. Garabrant*1905 — 1934Kenneth Oppel1955 — 1987
J. Smith Gunther1905 — 1935Lester Freeman1950 — 1987
Silas Thompson*1905 — 1935Frank Prior1935 — 1989
Clarence McMurty*1905 — 1936Arthur Thompson1955 — 1989
Charles Rupp*1905 — 1936Robert Day1949 — 1989
John S. Beavers*1905 — 1937Richard Clark1935 — 1990
James C. Menagh*1905 — 1937Harold Crane1932 — 1990
Frederick R. Guerin*1905 — 1938John Dormer1939 — 1990
John S. Tiger*1905 — 1938Harold Trandt1942 — 1991
Aaron V. Apgar*1905 — 1939Richard Finlay1942 — 1991
Charles H. Day*1905 — 1939Cyril Lounsbury1938 — 1991
J. Wesley Garabrant*1905 — 1940Leonard Fooshkill1981 — 1993
Frank Freeman*1905 — 1940Orville Garabrant1941 — 1994
Arthur Chambers1926 — 1941Joseph Eible, Sr.1973 — 1995
William DeVore*1905 — 1941Ralph Kagan1939 — 1995
Charles Freeman*1905 — 1943Carey Watson1989 — 1996
Frank Groendyke*1905 — 1943John Grassi1953 — 1996
Leo Robinson*1905 — 1943Walter (Ike) Cramer1934 — 1997
Caleb O. Lindsley*1905 — 1944Peter Kenny1987 — 1998
George E. Sutton1916 — 1944David Haslam1969 — 1998
John O. Smith*1905 — 1945William Wertz1948 — 1999
C. Madison Day1914 — 1947Ed Swanson1960 — 1999
Frank E. Tiffembac*1905 — 1947Albert W. Freeman, Jr.1940 — 1999
James Sullivan1927 — 1948Robert Tracy1977 — 1999
Edward L. Baird*1905 — 1949John O'Keefe1948 — 1999
Jerry Emmons*1905 — 1949Fred Crammer1944 — 2000
Edwin Watkins1922 — 1950Richard Sanderson1950 — 2001
G. Elmer Thompson1923 — 1951David O'Keefe, Jr.1956 — 2001
Harvey Ammerman1923 — 1952Edwin DeVeore1942 — 2001
Gerald T. Panella1942 — 1954Edward Tully1954 — 2002
Willard Carley1942 — 1954Roland Bruin1977 — 2003
Gus L. Day1928 — 1954Robert Snedaker1951 — 2004
Carl Zanders*1905 — 1955John Swanger1964 — 2005
Chauncey Guerin1931 — 1958J. Cal Hoffman1976 — 2005
Floyd Garabrant1930 — 1958Edward Finlay1972 — 2006
Joseph Fondaco1950 — 1962Edward Thomas1957 — 2007
Charles Moeri, Jr.1959 — 1963Robert Raymond, Sr.1968 — 2008
John Apgar1942 — 1966Charles Watkins1962 — 2008
H. Bockoven1923 — 1967William R. Menagh1954 — 2008
C. Bretherton*1905 — 1967Joseph Murphy1968 — 2008
James Gunther1928 — 1968Donald Day1949 — 2010
G. Parillo1942 — 1969Earl G. Barnes, Jr.1960 — 2011
C. Barnett1940 — 1969Donald Smith1959 — 2012
J. Ammerman1930 — 1970Regis Lippert1970 — 2012
W. Rockafeller1920 — 1970William Conover1960 — 2013
Clarence Blaine1943 — 1971Joseph Grassi1952 — 2013
Walter Gunther1926 — 1971Donald Rae 1961 — 2015
Robert Ohweiler1947 — 1971Frederick Watkins1961 — 2016
Howard Dean1931 — 1971Willard Bergman1952 — 2016
William Shank1947 — 1971Liber Panella1958 — 2016
Erice Zelif1913 — 1973Edward Amerman1966 — 2017
Albert Lang1948 — 1973R. Thomas Crammer1958 — 2018
William Day1950 — 1973Louis Esposito1962 — 2018
Charles Moeri Sr.1930 — 1974
Dave Marsh1938 — 1974
Raymond Marsh1918 — 1975
V. Garabrant1922 — 1975
William Menagh, Sr.1927 — 1976
Frank Kaercher1945 — 1977
Charles R. Day1931 —1979

* Charter Member

Rescue Squad Only Member