Honor Roll

This page is dedicated to those who came before us

EDWARD HAMLIN

WILLIAM SHEFSKY

HERBERT METZ

ROBERT BOETTCHER

LUDWIG NELSON

RAYMOND KOCIEMBA

ROBERT VORDMEIER

JOHN BAUMAN

PETER JENE

WILLIAM LABE

A. FISCHER

HARRY ARCHIBALD

CHARLES PERRY

LEOPOLD HERRMAN

FRANK BRANNIN

DAVID ROBERGE

GARRET HOLDRUM

AUGUST QUANTMEYER

ADOLPH KLEEN

CHARLES HOLDEN

ROBERT LADEMANN

FERDINAND J. BOMM

JAMES LANE

CORNELIUS MCDERMOTT

STEVE BIKOFF

ALBERT MILLER

THOMAS ALOSIO

GARRETT HOLDRUM, JR.

ANDREW ARTZ

WILBUR VAN HORST

HARRY SEITZ

ALFRED BLAKENEY

HENRY LEIN

BERTRAM COLLIGNON

LOUIS HASHAGEN

JOHN WESTPHAL, JR.

ANDREW FRAHM

CHARLES ARTZ

DERICO FALETTI

PETER SEITZ

JULIUS HANNA

WILLIAM BROSS

CHARLES KEIFER

WILLIAM BLAUVELT

FRANK GUMMELT

JAMES FALK

THOMAS BARR

GEORGE HUTTICK, JR.

EDWARD PETERS

FRED FLETCHER

GEORGE ZIBOLD

JOHN MARKERT

WILLIAM MANN

WILLIAM STEWART

EDWARD BARBER

KURT WOLTER

EARL BOGERT

ROBERT DORN

JOHN BAKOS

GEORGE GOODELL

NICHOLAS DOBROSSLAVICH

WILLIAM FLATE

FREDERICK BISCHOFF

FRANK ZELLER

FRANK SCOTT, JR.

JOSEPH GILLILAND

FRANCIS HIRSCHFELD

JOHN SAMPSON

THEODORE SOMMER

ELLIS COLLIGNON, JR.

CHARLES CASKA

JOHN KEENAN

CHARLES BECK

ALBERT JANDRIS, JR.

HENRY DUMIER

RICHARD SCHUM

RAYMOND GUNSET

WILLARD ECKERSON

HAROLD ARCHIBALD

DONALD ALOSIO

CHARLES JOHNSTON

JOSEPH NEWMAN

ERNEST PLATT

WILLIAM TURICK

DAVID PALMER

RICHARD EBEL

RICHARD CYR

ALFRED GETLER, JR.

ROGER SMITH

CARL NATUSCH

OSBOURNE HOIEM

ROBERT SCHNEIDER

ROLAND MCNULTY

ARTHUR GERULDSEN

HOWARD SWANSON

MILTON HOYER

NELSON CURL

VINCENT HANNA

ROBERT SCHNEIDER

WALTER NANNERY

KARL THEURER

HERMAN LEICHTENBERGER

JOHN HERPST, JR.

ALFRED MATTNER

JOHN RINALDI

GREGORY DOBROSSLAVICH

CHARLES BLAKENEY

JOSEPH JONES

EDWARD LIPTAK

JOHN CLANCY, JR.

JOHN FISCHER

ALBERT KRAUSE, JR.

HENRY GUIDI

EUGENE A. SKOLDBERG

RAYMOND VAN SADERS

JOHN MIRAGLIA

ELLIS COLLIGNON III

ROBERT KELM

THEODORE BOHLIN

JAMES SCHANK

GEORGE LEEMAN

LOUIS TORSELLO

HAROLD HANSEN

WILLIAM PSYNER

VERNON PALMATEER

THOMAS KNEESHAW

RICHARD LUTHER

ROBERT SEARSON

 

AFTER READING THESE NAMES, SOME OF THEM MAY SOUND FAMILIAR. THAT'S BECAUSE THERE ARE MANY STREETS, SCHOOLS AND BUILDINGS NAMED AFTER SOME OF THESE MEN AND THEIR FAMILIES.

PAST MEMBERS WHO HAVE BEEN HONORED BY THE TOWNSHIP

WITH A LANDMARK DEDICATION WILL BE IN GOLD FONT. 

MANY OF THESE MEN SERVED OTHER ROLES IN THE EARLY DAYS OF THE TOWNSHIP. FOR EXAMPLE, CHARLES BECK AND FAMILY OWNED A GENERAL STORE IN THE EARLY 1900'S, WHICH WAS LATER PURCHASED BY EDWARD PETERS; BOTH MEN HAVE STREETS NAMED AFTER THEM. DAVID NELSON ROBERGE, A FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE RVFD, ALSO SERVED AS THE POLICE CHIEF FOR 10 YEARS AND THE TOWNSHIP CLERK UNTIL HIS DEATH IN 1948. ROBERGE SCHOOL WAS NAMED AFTER HIM. LEOPOLD HERRMAN WAS THE DEPARTMENT'S FIRST CHIEF, THERE IS A STREET NAMED AFTER HIM, TOO. MANY OF THESE MEN WERE ALSO VETERANS OF THE FIRST AND SECOND WORLD WARS. 

EVERY YEAR DURING MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE RVFD PLACE AN  AMERICAN FLAG FOR EACH OF THESE MEN ON THE FRONT LAWN OF THE NORTH FIREHOUSE TO ENSURE THEIR LEGACY. 

  

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE EARLY DAYS OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, WE SUGGEST YOU READ THE ESSAY BY EX-CHIEF TOM SHINE, SR., WHICH CAN BE FOUND ON THE HISTORY TAB. ANOTHER GREAT READ IS "RIVER VALE" BY EDMUND MODERACKI, WHICH CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE RIVER VALE LIBRARY.