In Memory Of...

Former members of the Stirling Fire Company whom we will always remember.

Fireman's Prayer

When I am called to duty, God,
wherever flames may rage,
give me strength to save a life,
whatever be its age.
Help me embrace a little child
before it is too late,
or save an older person from
the horror of that fate.
Enable me to be alert,
and hear the weakest shout,
quickly and efficiently
to put the fire out.

I want to fill my calling,
to give the best in me,
to guard my friend and neighbor,
and protect his property.
And if according to Your will
I must answer death’s call,
bless with Your protecting hand,
my family one and all.

A Passing Member

It is with deep regret and heartache that the Stirling Fire Company announces the passing of Chief Emeritus, Louis R Aroneo "Lou" on July 3rd 2019.

Lou joined the Stirling Fire Company in June 1971, 48 years ago, and served over 35 years as an Officer. Lou was one of the most senior members with excellent knowledge, experience and dedication. He had the greatest love for the fire service and all of its members.

"As a Firefighter or an Officer my #1 priority was looking out for the safety of the members!" ~ Lou

Although he would never say it, he was a Hero to the many residents he helped protect, to all of the members who he mentored and volunteered or worked with, and especially to his family and friends.

We will all miss Lou and our thoughts and prayers go out to Lou's family.

Funeral arrangements located at St. Vincent de Paul RC Church, Bebout Avenue Stirling, NJ

Visitation: Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Service: Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 10:00 am

Click here to review Lou's obituary


Photos of Louis R "Lou" Aroneo



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