Toledo Fire Department
Deaths since 1990

As you read these names, remember, they were not only firefighters, but also they were fathers, husbands, grandfathers uncles, and friends.  Please remember them in your prayers.


Bagpiper at Toledo Fire Department Memorial

Fireman's Prayer
When I am called to duty, God, whenever flames may rage, give me
strength to safe some life, whatever be its age.  Help me embrace a
little child before it is too late, or save an older person from the
horror of that fate.  Enable me to be alert and hear the weakest show,
and quickly, and efficiently to put the fire out.  I want to fill my calling,
and to give the best in me, to guard my every neighbor and protect
his property.  And if, according to my fate, I am to lose my life, please
bless with your protecting hand my family and friends.

 


 

  DOD Badge
     
 

2012

 
Paul Horne 1/24/2012  365
Joseph Hoye 1/24/2012 9 and #1
Joseph Kruzel 2/16/2012 546
William Blessing 2/19/2012 149
Raymond R. Withkowiak

2/28/2012

339
Robert L.Robertson 3/8/2012

553

Emerson D. Ballard

4/7/2012

245

Robert E. Davis

5/7/2012

16

Donald D Kenney 5/29/2012 178
 

2011

 
     
Donald R. Shriner 1/28/2011 302
James H. Miller 3/15/2011 260
Wilbert Stephens 5/5/2011 381
Carl “Banjo” Frank 6/13/2011 152
Donald Blank 6/18/2011 186
John C. Eldridge 7/26/2011 287
Thomas Hauenstein 9/3/2011 497
Adam J. Slivinski 9/19/2011 30
Charles B. Russell 10/2/2011 470
Frank L. Reder 10/2/2011 108
Francis Harris 10/23/2011 239
Alfred Siebenaller 12/26/2011 154

 

2010

           Andrew J. Rakay-Badge 332
           James Roosenthal-Badge 320
           David L. Ludwikowski-Badge 215
           Robert J. Patterson-Badge 250
           Charles R. Helbing Jr-Badge 87
           Theodore C. Peters-Badge 176
           George R. Breitner-Badge 331
           Edward J. Estrel-Badge 486
           John O’Halloran-Badge 158
           Raymond Zimmerman-Badge 344
           Anthony Smith-Badge 276

 

2009

           Donald Buechsenschuss -Badge 196
           Michael J. Darrington -Badge 223
           James E. Morris -Badge 129
           Richard A. Buehler -Badge 374
           Stanley J. Kozlowski -Badge 425
           Ronald F. koperski -Badge 226
           Felix J. Rizzo -Badge 84
           Edward T. Sherman -Badge 281
           James E. Beene -Badge 181
           Robert E. Barkman -Badge 114
           Charles Harris -Badge 341
           William C. Kuhman -Badge 201

 

2008

 

            William L. Bondy -Badge 88
2/14 --- Ralph C. Shea - Badge 418

3/11 --- John J. McCune - Badge 220
4/22 --- William R. Close - Badge 264
6/02 --- James E. McGurk - Badge 131
6/07 --- John (Jack) W. Kennedy - Badge 310
8/31 --- James A. Jagodzinski - Badge 159
8/31 --- Kenneth C. Yard - Badge 425
9/5  ---  David Kerscher - Badge 476
9/27 --- Phillip Schmidt - Badge 333
9/27 --- Harvey F. Bailey - Badge 343
10/5 --- Patrick Higgins - Badge 267
10/8 --- Donald R. Rosenthal - Badge 383
10/9 --- Gilbert Paren - Badge 271
11/13 -- Jerry W. Freeman - Badge 326
12/03 -- Leonard Pietkowski - Badge 422


2007
1/27 --- Steve C. Miller - Badge 413
2/12 --- Richard W. Siefert - Badge 116
2/27 --- Ronald J. Robertson - Badge 32
3/02 --- James W. Beauregard - Badge 502
3/06 --- Clifford D. Smith - Badges 250 and 435
4/25 --- Lester O. Fulford - Badge 54
7/04 --- Richard W. "Dick" Owens - Badge 50
8/25 --- Ralph Friemark - Badge 82
9/01 --- Bruce J. Robinson - Badge 45
10/29 -- Robert Bonnell (Fireman Freddy) - Badge 363
11/13 -- Darrell G. Brown - Badge 470
11/18 -- Robert W. Bonash - Badge 47
11/30 -- Raymond L. Manders - Badge 329

2006
1/10 --- Paul R. Gawrych - Badge 390
2/9   --- Edmund (Ned) O'Boyle - Badges 358 - 22
2/25 --- Alvin J. Urban - Badge 9
3/16 --- Donald Dunbar - Badge 112
3/19 --- John K. Nofziger - Badge 96
6/10 --- Paul D. Prodan - Badge 510
6/15 --- Howard Luffy - Badge 379
6/25 --- Robert E. Kruger - Badge 43
7/16 --- James A. Jones - Badge 380
7/28 --- Robert R. Eisemen - Badge 264
8/3  ---  Paul E Day - Badge 272
8/12 --- William D. Murray - Badge 219
9/22 --- John H. Wilder - Badge 85
11/22 - Boleslaw "Tony" Cyranowski - Badge 305


2005

3/12 --- Robert D. Carroll - Badge 6
3/15 --- Walter D. Malinowski - Badge 433
6/4   --- Zephrine Czelusta - Badge 89
6/4   --- Michael L. Ignatowski - Badge 187
11/12 -  James T. Erskine - Badge 382
12/28 -  Paul G. Deck - Badge 431


2004

1/8 --- James L. Oswald - Badge 51
1/29---Dale F. Krall - Badge 261
1/29---Joseph W. Ronan - Badge 405
2/7---- Lester W. Retzke - Badge 234
2/20---Robert C. "Squeek" Rieker - Badge 88
2/28---Ralph C. Cline - Badge 424
3/5----Thomas P. Dugan - Badge 157
3/6----Patrick J. McCarthy III - Badge 396
3/9----Carl A. Goetting - Badge 131
4/8----Eugene Bogucki - Badge 211
5/31---Burnell Rouster - Badge 173
6/2----Robert Whitenburg - Badge 200
9/24---Edward C. Boos - Badge 462
9/28---James Lammie - Badge 376
11/20--Joseph F. O'Connell - Badge 266

2003
2/5  --- Daniel Olszewski - Badge 171
2/11 -- Ronald R. Forquer - Badge 130
3/8   -- Billy G. Comer -Badge 95 
3/9   -- Raymond F. Krabach  - Badge 146 
4/21 -- John J. Crahan  - Badge 73 
4/29 -- James P. Schnabel  - Badge 441
7/12 -- Harold S. Gring  - Badge 236
7/15 -- Charles A. Burns  - Badge 247
8/20 -- Donald J. Elliott - Badge 242
11/30--George E. Hanna - Badge 119
12/07--Russell E. Erdman - Badge 291

2002
1/2  --- Michael Miller - Badge 81
2/11 --  Charles "Chick" Hallett - Badge 346
2/20 --  Eugene E. Gliszcinski - Badge 275
5/3   --  Fred Siferd - Badge 26
5/17 --  Rolland Henning - Badge 76
8/8   --  George Tanber - Badge 12 
10/2 --  Russell Matthews - Badge 128

2001
1/7  --- Hugh C. Cherry - Badge 259
2/23 -- George Elekonich - Badge 90 & 1
3/24 -- Sherill "Rusty" Fleming - Badge 429
3/26 -- James Bruning - Badge 116
3/29 -- William "Bill" Crahan - Badge 163
4/28 -- Robert B. Bullimore - Badge 26
5/26 --  John M. Topolewski ** - Badge 351
5/28 -- John F. Kolasinski - Badge 242
6/27 -- James O. Day - Badge 299
11/2 -- Alojzy 'Ollie" Mollen - Badge 440
11/28 - Kiminski, Walter M - Badge 41
12/2 --  Blank, Roger J. - Badge 340
12/22 - Holst, Richard J. - Badge 378

**At the time of John Topolewski's death, he was the oldest living professional firefighter in the USA.  He was 107 years old.


2000

1/13 --- Oliver Day - Badge 171
2/15 --- William Redman - Badge 97
6/13 --- Charles A. Kolasinski - Badge 229
6/14 --- Richard A. Estrel - Badge 8
7/14 --- John T. Martin, Sr. - Badge 227
8/10 --- Henry Ludwig - Badge 436
9/4   --- Paul A. Lester - Badge 92
10/11 -  James F. Boyer - Badge 234
10/24 -  Richard W. Bortner - Badge 428
12/5  --- Richard Lammie - Badge 31


1999

1-15 --- Gerald Ankenbrandt - Badge 163
1-25 --- Gary Good - Badge 446
4-30 --- Robert Noonan - Badge 281
5-27 --- James Sido - Badge 233
7-26 --- Richard Sieczkowski - Badge 404
9-16 --- Robert Hall - Badge 118
9-27 --- James Hojnacki - Badge 60
10-15 -- Taylor Perkins - Badge 429
10-18 -- John Rodgers - Badge 430
11-10 -- Chester Coleman - Badge 5
12-20 -- John Burzynski - Badge 174

1998
1-8 ---- Jay Ruppel - Badge 415
1-20 --- Norman Snyder - Badge 240
2-12 --- William Elton - Badge 78
2-15 --- Jack Dallas - Badge 106
3-10 --- Joseph Besendorfer - Badge 184
3-20 --- Robert Jankowski - Badge 424
5-13 --- James Martin Sr. - Badge 460
7-29 --- Arthur Deshetler - Badge 319
9-14 --- William Lueck - Badge 68
11-25 -- Harold Middleton - Badge 362

1997
1-3 ---- Stanley Rutkowski - Badge 83
5-30 --- Jay Morris - Badge 102
6-6 ---- Valentine Mikolajczyk - Badge 181
8-25 --- Eugene Hiltman - Badge 56
10-8 --- William Jablonski - Badge 235
10-23 -- Thomas Casey - Badge 185
11-25 -- Riley Micham  - Badge 349

1996
1-2 --- Larry Baer - Badge 43
1-8 --- Robert Bugaj - Badge 390
3-2 --- Herbert Hoffman - Badge 426
4-5 --- Robert Elkins - Badge 269
4-18 -- Carlton Matlock - Badge 449
5-18 -- William Kertesz - Badge 123
7-24 -- Don Wawrzynski - Badge 364
8-23 -- Jerry Davis - Badge 367
10-14 - Kenneth Collins - Badge 219
11-25 - Eulan Tucker - Badge 332
11-26 - Daniel Kosak - Badge 336

1995
1-22 --- Donald Jarzynski - Badge 340
2-4 ---- Robert Rygalski - Badge 101
3-1 ---- John Perry - Badge 230
4-1 ---- Harold Vaughn - Badge 309
4-4 ---- Edward Koval - Badge 212
7-8 ---- John Stecker - Badge 115
8-7 ---- Mel Stafford - Badge 439
8-31 --- John Kornowa - Badge 300
9-17 --- Bernard Kramer - Badge 95
10-20 -- Steve Schwab - Badge 14
12-14 -- Carl Nalodka - Badge 324

1994
1-12 --- James Wilkins - Badge 401
2-12 --- Robert Curtis - Badge 337
3-4 ---- John Grady - Badge 144
4-1 ---- Frank Hojnacki - Badge 423
4-30 --- Edwin Kosman - Badge 92
5-9 ---- Russ Meacham - Badge 255-417
5-26 --- John Burgan - Badge 305
7-28 --- Herbert Boldoun - Badge 360
9-5 ---- Timothy Shiltz - Badge 512
9-6 ---- Richard Wodtke - Badge 357
10-1 --- Layton Finn - Badge 227
10-10 -- Kenneth Wendt - Badge ___
10-18 -- Kenneth Harberson - Badge 107
10-18 -- Robert Ridenour - Badge 403
11-30 -- Harold O'Neail - Badge 27
12-7 ---  Eugene Ireland - Badge 116
12-13 -- Robert Webber - Badge 256

1993
2-5 ---- Harry Mills - Badge 297
3-10 --- William Day - Badge 255
3-18 --- Ernest Malohn - Badge 13
3-22 --- Donald Schroder - Badge 259
4-9 ---- James Burtch - Badge 60
6-23 --- Kenneth Mallach - Badge 432
6-23 --- Millen, Luther - Badge 45
8-22 --- Al Stewart - Badge 276
9-27 --- Charles Walcott - Badge 279
12-8 --- Dewey Talley - Badge 412
12-13 -- Alex Margy - Badge 69
12-26 -- Allen Johnson - Badge 389
12-31 -- Carl Monto - Badge 401

1992
1-31 --- Norbert Sund - Badge 438
2-15 --- Eugene Boganski - Badge 52
6-15 --- Clyde Apthorpe - Badge 183
7-7 ---- Marcus Lenix - Badge 370
7-22 --- Robert Rabbit - Badge 282
8-18 --- Walter McVicker - Badge 261
9-2 ---- Kenneth Fineske - Badge 113
9-2 ---- Vincent Weisenburger - Badge 266-226
10-21-- Joseph Baron - Badge 347
10-22-- Thomas Alfieri - Badge 387

1991
1-1 --- Leo Dressel - Badge 54
1-4 --- Ray Gregory - Badge 241
2-28 -- Larry Kromenacker - Badge 187
3-26 -- James Durivage  - Badge 66
5-3 --- Donald Mehling - Badge 35
5-14 -- Stanley Bojarski - Badge 296
5-20 -- Gordon Meek - Badge 291
5-20 -- Walter Perry - Badge 295
6-4 ---  Raymond Vandenburg - Badge 169
11-18 - Joseph Taberner - Badge 268
12-30 - Edwin Shultz  - Badge 75

1990
1-15 -- Thomas Best - Badge 382
3-1 ---- Edward Bade - Badge 382
3-27 -- Harry James - Badge 97
4-3 --- Walter Ringger - Badge 402
4-13 -- Robert Heeren - Badge 213
5-17 -- Al Wetli - Badge 198
6-20 -- Gerald Dowling - Badge 139
7-16 -- Joseph Westenkirchner - Badge 189
8-1 ---- Clarence Blanchard - Badge 286
8-27 -- Carl Henzler - Badge 400
9-17 -- Jack Pio - Badge 254
10-22 - Richard Lass - Badge 69
11-27 - Peter Callaghan - Badge 199
12-28 - Greg Szabo - Badge 86
12-31 - Louis Bellner - Badge 345


Toledo Fire Department Memorial

This list put together by:
RENZO MARALDO 
BILL O'CONNOR 
PAUL DECK