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 — 1920Kenneth Oppel1955 — 1987
George S. Beavers1905 — 1922Lester Freeman1950 — 1987
Henry Riker*1905 — 1922Frank Prior1935 — 1989
E.S.P. Bretherton*1905 — 1925Arthur Thompson1955 — 1989
John M. Hoffman*1905 — 1925Robert Day1949 — 1989
Caser Peterman1920 — 1929Richard Clark1935 — 1990
Arthur B. Crane*1905 — 1930Harold Crane1932 — 1990
Frank F. Woodruff1913 — 1930John Dormer1939 — 1990
Amzi Chambers1914 — 1930Harold Trandt1942 — 1991
George Delp*1905 — 1931Richard Finlay1942 — 1991
Everett L. Garabrant*1905 — 1934Cyril Lounsbury1938 — 1991
J. Smith Gunther1905 — 1935Leonard Fooshkill1981 — 1993
Silas Thompson*1905 — 1935Orville Garabrant1941 — 1994
Clarence McMurty*1905 — 1936Joseph Eible, Sr.1973 — 1995
Charles Rupp*1905 — 1936Ralph Kagan1939 — 1995
John S. Beavers*1905 — 1937Carey Watson1989 — 1996
James C. Menagh*1905 — 1937John Grassi1953 — 1996
Frederick R. Guerin*1905 — 1938Walter (Ike) Cramer1934 — 1997
John S. Tiger*1905 — 1938Peter Kenny1987 — 1998
Aaron V. Apgar*1905 — 1939David Haslam1969 — 1998
Charles H. Day*1905 — 1939William Wertz1948 — 1999
J. Wesley Garabrant*1905 — 1940Ed Swanson1960 — 1999
Frank Freeman*1905 — 1940Albert W. Freeman, Jr.1940 — 1999
Arthur Chambers1926 — 1941Robert Tracy1977 — 1999
William DeVore*1905 — 1941John O'Keefe1948 — 1999
Charles Freeman*1905 — 1943Fred Crammer1944 — 2000
Frank Groendyke*1905 — 1943Richard Sanderson1950 — 2001
Leo Robinson*1905 — 1943David O'Keefe, Jr.1956 — 2001
Caleb O. Lindsley*1905 — 1944Edwin DeVeore1942 — 2001
George E. Sutton1916 — 1944Edward Tully1954 — 2002
John O. Smith*1905 — 1945Roland Bruin1977 — 2003
C. Madison Day1914 — 1947Robert Snedaker1951 — 2004
Frank E. Tiffembac*1905 — 1947John Swanger1964 — 2005
James Sullivan1927 — 1948J. Cal Hoffman1976 — 2005
Edward L. Baird*1905 — 1949Edward Finlay1972 — 2006
Jerry Emmons*1905 — 1949Edward Thomas1957 — 2007
Edwin Watkins1922 — 1950Robert Raymond, Sr.1968 — 2008
G. Elmer Thompson1923 — 1951Charles Watkins1962 — 2008
Harvey Ammerman1923 — 1952William R. Menagh1954 — 2008
Gerald T. Panella1942 — 1954Joseph Murphy1968 — 2008
Willard Carley1942 — 1954Donald Day1949 — 2010
Gus L. Day1928 — 1954Earl G. Barnes, Jr.1960 — 2011
Carl Zanders*1905 — 1955Donald Smith1959 — 2012
Chauncey Guerin1931 — 1958Regis Lippert1970 — 2012
Floyd Garabrant1930 — 1958William Conover1960 — 2013
Joseph Fondaco1950 — 1962Joseph Grassi1952 — 2013
Charles Moeri, Jr.1959 — 1963Donald Rae 1961 — 2015
John Apgar1942 — 1966Frederick Watkins1961 — 2016
H. Bockoven1923 — 1967Willard Bergman1952 — 2016
C. Bretherton*1905 — 1967Liber Panella1958 — 2016
James Gunther1928 — 1968Phillip Parillo Jr.1956 — 2016
G. Parillo1942 — 1969Edward Amerman1966 — 2017
C. Barnett1940 — 1969R. Thomas Crammer1958 — 2018
J. Ammerman1930 — 1970Louis Esposito1962 — 2018
W. Rockafeller1920 — 1970Robert K. Bretzger, Sr.1976 — 2019
Clarence Blaine1943 — 1971Robert Collins1995 — 2020
Walter Gunther1926 — 1971Jack Smith1964 — 2020
Robert Ohweiler1947 — 1971Frank Peters1960 — 2020
Howard Dean1931 — 1971Richard Apgar1967 — 2021
William Shank1947 — 1971Gerard Dolan1995 — 2021
Erice Zelif1913 — 1973Michael Ackerman1983 — 2021
Albert Lang1948 — 1973
William Day1950 — 1973
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
Phillip Parillo Sr.1943 — 1980
John Moeri1948 — 1980
Daid O'Keefe Sr.1953 — 1981
Stewart Cowell1968 — 1981
Eugene Coyle1947 — 1982
Robert Phillips1969 — 1984
Robert Bowen1959 — 1984
Jacob T. Lewis1939 — 1985
Donald LeMonnier1951 — 1985
Walter Rentsch1937 — 1985

* Charter Member

Rescue Squad Only Member