NOTICE OF FIREFIGHTER DEATH: January 3, 2003

The Windom Fire Company (Orchard Park NY) is saddened to announce that Asst. Chief Michael Killian passed away the morning of January 2, 2003. Mike was 34-years old and a 10-year veteran of the fire company.

Mike was performing routine maintenance at the fire station when he collapsed. Despite the efforts of firefighters on scene, he was unable to be revived and was pronounced dead at South Buffalo Mercy Hospital.

Chief Killian leaves behind his wife Rena and a 2-1/2 year old son Christopher.

A benevolent fund has been set up for the Killian family. Donations may be sent to:
Michael Killian Fund
c/o Windom Fire Company
PO Box 446
Orchard Park NY 14127

ARRANGEMENTS:

Visitation -
Lombardo Funeral Home
3060 Abbott Road - between Lake Ave. and Willet Road
Orchard Park NY

Wake -
Saturday - January 4th - 7pm-9pm
Sunday - January 5th - 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm

Funeral service -
Monday - January 6th - 12pm
Our Lady of Sacred Heart Church (next to the funeral home)

Interment -
Monday - January 6th - Immediately following funeral service
Hillcrest Cemetary
Abbott Road (North of Armor Rd. - Near Armor Fire Station)

Funeral Lunch -
Monday - January 6th - Immediately following interment
Newton-Abbott Fire Station #1
Abbott Road (North of Milestrip)

Participation -
Honor Guards and apparatus are welcome and are asked to contact the Orchard Park Police Department at 716-662-6444 with the number of apparatus and personnel participating. Honor Guards and apparatus are asked to gather at the church by 11am on Monday.

CONTACT:
Please direct any further questions to Bill Hanrahan at 716-653-0642 (pager).