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Beachwood FD Life Member, Andrew F. Alonzo

By BEACHWOOD VOL. FD, Correspondent | June 26, 2021 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 081721100

It is with the deepest of sadness that the Beachwood FD announces the passing of Life Member Andrew F. Alonzo, who passed away peacefully at home on the morning of June 26th at 99-years-old.

Andy, or “Uncle Andy” for those close to him, joined the Beachwood FD in May of 1954 after briefly serving with the Ocean Gate Fire Co. Andy served as a line officer, working his way up to the rank of Captain in the late 50's.

The Fire Department was truly a family affair for the Alonzos, and Andy proudly served alongside of his brothers Harry and Norman, both firefighters in our department. Also, his wife Marie Alonzo was a life member of our Ladies Auxiliary Unit.

Andy was a life member of the New Jersey State Firemen's Association and a long time officer of the Beachwood Firemen's Relief Association. A true brother to all his fellow firefighters, Andy's smile and friendship will truly be missed.

Rest easy brother, we'll take it from here.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.