The Binghamton Fire Department is mourning the loss of one of its own.
Firefighter/Paramedic John Janos, 57, was found dead in his bunk Saturday morning, according to The Press Connects.
Just hours before he was found, Janos, a 25-year veteran, had been on a call, and had walked up about five flights of stairs.
Chief Daniel Thomas told local reporters Janos was a "dedicated firefighter and loving family man."
“John was a valued member of the department and a trusted friend,” Thomas said. “He had a true feeling of what it meant to help others.”
Binghamton Fire Capt. Edward Bergman also remembered his friend with a reporter recalling: “He was an all-around great guy to serve with. You could always count on him; he was always there for you.”
A local news photographer captured a smiling Janos tossing bright green beads during a parade last month.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. at JA McCormick's Funeral Home.
Funeral services will take place at 10 a.m., Wednesday, at St Thomas Aquinas Church.