FFRED, I just received the following:

It is with much sadness that I inform you of the death of John B. Kearney.
> Mr. Kearney was Chief at Rio Rancho Fire Department from 1968 to 1984.
> During his life-long career, Chief Kearney worked with many different
> agencies, including the State Fire Marshal's Office and FDNY, from which
> he retired. Chief Kearney's son, Bernalillo County Fire Department
> Training Officer Richard Kearney, said that a firefighter funeral is
> planned,

I dont think that you would have known Chief Kearney or when he retired from FDNY, but there may still be members who knew him. I shall be attending his funeral to show our respect, Maybe you could pass on news of his passing to the members of the FDNY.