Larry Yonkin, chief of the Forest View-Gang Mills Fire Department, died of a heart attack Saturday. He was 56.

Assistant Fire Chief Dan Dillon said Yonkin died after leading firefighters in one of the most devastating fires the department has fought in recent memory. Firefighters battled flames emblazoned by high winds Friday morning in a house fire that left a Gang Mills woman dead.

Rest in peace Chief. You shall not be forgotten. May the Lord comfort the family and friends of Larry Yonkin.

Ed Seifert
Oakland, NJ