Leadership

OBITUARIES

Issue 3 and Volume 117.

OBITUARIES Retired Chief J. A. Slattery Former Rochester, N. Y., Fire Marshal and Fire Chief John A. Slattery, 76, died January 13 following surgery. He served the city fire bureau 47 years. A Rochester native, he joined the department in 1909 and was promoted to lieutenant in 1914 and captain in 1918. He twice waived his rights to promotion to battalion chief to clear the way for men with more seniority. In 1923 he was named battalion chief. He was appointed deputy chief in 1938 and chief in 1941. When the fire bureau was reorganized in 1954 he was named fire marshal and supervised the revamped fire prevention program until his retirement on November 30, 1956. Among his survivors is a son, Rochester Police Detective Raymond Slattery, a member of the fire investigation (arson) squad. Ronald McKenize Ronald McKenize, honorary fireman of the Hungry Ridge Fire Department, Sussex, N. J.,…

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