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Memorial service for deceased firefighters

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SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The Sullivan County Volunteer Firefighters Association (SCVFA) held its annual memorial service on May 4 at the county’s government center. The service included several prayers (including the firemen’s prayer), a memorial message delivered by SCVFA Chaplain Rev. Donald Beck, a roll call of names of departed members, family presentations, the laying of a memorial wreath and an honor guard. Pictured here are Pastor Beck, vice president of the Narrowsburg Fire Company, and Maggie Beck, also a member of the Narrowsburg company.

The 2013 list of deceased members includes:
Joe Yankowski of Beaver Valley; Russell Wood Sr. of Bloomingburg; William E. Schultz of Callicoon; Richard “Dick” McGrath of Callicoon Center; John Winfield and Mira Anderson of Fallsburg; Virgil Edwards of Grahamsville; Joseph . Walker, Paul F. Yonchik Sr. and Robert A. Glassel Sr., of Hortonville; Michael Burger of Hurleyville; William H. Beseth, Robert D. Lavelle, Robert F. Rosch and Robert E. Mann of Liberty; Wayne T. Heins and Hartmut Sturm of Monticello; Shawn E. Howell of Mountaindale; George W. Burkle, Christian F. Ropke and Horace “Bud” Buddenhagen of Narrowsburg; John Powers of Neversink; Carl Bates of Rock Hill; Ronald H. Bury of Roscoe/Rockland; Robert “Bob” Rossal of White Lake; Scott Green of White Sulphur Springs; Frank Exner of Woodbourne; Charles Arena of Wurtsboro; Leslie A. Parks of Youngsville; and John “Johneman” Lang, Amanda Moribito and Lawrence Wood of Yulan.