Chuck Smith, retired assistant chief for the Rincon Valley FPD, passed away peacefully last night after battling some health problems in the last few weeks. His son, Greg, reports that they sent him out wearing a fire department t-shirt. They will have some private family services initially and are looking at the latter part of June for a celebration of life.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Pat, and their sons Greg, Kevin, and Brian, and their families.
For anyone wishing to send a note, the address is as follows:
154 South Dover Court
Santa Rosa, CA 95403-1733
Chuck’s affiliation with the fire department dates back to the 1950s when he resided on Middle Rincon Road. Chuck’s sons Greg and Brian (Carrot) were CDF FFs back when. Grandson Ryan is a FCB at Parlin Forks.