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    Unhappy Retired Chief passes away..............

    Yesterday retired Chief John "Big John" Lonchyna passed away from a sudden illness. He served the Rossford Fire and Rescue Department for 37 years retiring as its Chief in 1987. He was 78 years old and the Chief when I started, always a man who cut right to the point and had a booming voice .....but was really a gentile man once you got to know him. It is sad to realize a part of your past has died and there is only a handful of us left who even knew the man before he retired. He will be laid to rest with a full firefighters funeral on Saturday January 14th, 2006. Talk to you later "fellas".
    IACOJ both divisions and PROUD OF IT !
    Pardon me sir.. .....but I believe we are all over here !
    ATTENTION ALL SHOPPERS: Will the dead horse please report to the forums.(thanks Motown)
    RAY WAS HERE 08/28/05
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    I'm sorry, I haven't been paying much attention for the last 3 hours.....what were we discussing?
    "but I guarentee you I will FF your arse off" from>
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    Rest in Peace, Chief.
    I bet you learned a lot from him, Weruj1. It sounds as though you had a lot of respect for the man.
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    Rook..........he was a good man ...........thank you for the well wishes, I certainly appreciate them.
    IACOJ both divisions and PROUD OF IT !
    Pardon me sir.. .....but I believe we are all over here !
    ATTENTION ALL SHOPPERS: Will the dead horse please report to the forums.(thanks Motown)
    RAY WAS HERE 08/28/05
    LETHA' FOREVA' ! 010607
    I'm sorry, I haven't been paying much attention for the last 3 hours.....what were we discussing?
    "but I guarentee you I will FF your arse off" from>
    http://www.firehouse.com/forums/show...60#post1137060post 115

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