It is with our deepest regret and great sorrow to report the death of Captain Stephen A. Champlin, of the Fort Lewis Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local F-283, Fort Lewis, Washington. Brother Champlin, 50, passed away Sunday, December 26th, 1999, of Liver Cancer. He was a 27-year veteran of the department.

A public memorial service will be held this next week at Fort Lewis. The exact date and time of the service have yet to be determined. Further information will be provided as soon as it becomes available. All area fire fighters and union representatives are asked to please attend and join us in honoring our fallen Brother.

A memorial fund has been established for the benefit of Brother Champlin's family. Donations, cards and letters of sympathy can be sent to:


The Stephen A. Champlin Memorial Fund
c/o IAFF Local 283
P.O. Box 33736
Fort Lewis, WA 98433


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