Passing of Gary Hawks

Gary Hawks was an important part of Local 2881 in its early years. He was also a founding member of the PAC and instrumental in its creation. Brother Hawks will be missed. Gary L. Hawks passed away peacefully on January 1, 2022, surrounded by family. He was born on August 25, 1939, in Long Beach, […]

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Passing of John McDonald

John Bruce McDonald was a very well-loved and incredibly respected retired Shasta-Trinity California Fire Department chief, Korean War veteran, and Happy Valley Fire Department board of directors member. John was the youngest fire chief in Shasta County and was a fire fighter for 38 years. On top of his various incredible accomplishments, John was the

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Passing of Dan Favela

It is with a sad heart we advise you that Dan Favela, retired Firefighter II, passed away this morning, January 27, at his home in Yucaipa. Dan had a great career that included assignments at station 35, Truck 33, and the Beaumont Battalion. Cards may be sent to his wife at:Donna Favela35577 Panorama DriveYucaipa, Calif.

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Passing of Mark Roedel

Retired Fire Captain Mark Roedel, CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department, passed away on December 30, 2020, after a heroic battle with cancer.  Captain Roedel started his career in the Riverside Unit in 1999 as a Firefighter Paramedic and promoted through the ranks to Fire Captain.  He worked in the conservation camps and most notably Lake

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Passing of Gene Whitten

Gene passed away on November 30, 2020. He was born 12/18/1945 in Great Bend Kansas to Stanton & Naomi Whitten. Preceded in death by father in 1958, mother in 1986, step father Marcus Garcia in 1992, sister Lynda in 2003, son Eric in 2003 & wife Lani in 2018.Survived by children: Darryl, Dina, Neil, Michelle,

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Passing of Ben Stewart

January 30, 1945 – November 20, 2020Cambria, California75 Years LovedBenton Arlus Stewart, also known as Ben, Benny, Benny Boo, Uncle Benny, Benny Bob and Da, was born on January 30, 1945 in Orange, CA to Helen and Jake Stewart. Ben passed away peacefully on November 20, 2020, at his home in Cambria, with a full

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Passing of Don Saether

Don Saether passed away on December 17, 2020. We are mourning the sudden loss of a great dad, husband, grandfather, retired CAL FIRE engineer, friend, and mentor.  If you were lucky enough to know Don, you know he was a true warrior.  Through mentoring, friendship, and advocating, Don touched the lives of so many people.

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