LI Fire News – Nassau Acadamy, FDNY, and Baldwin Lose Firefighter to Cancer


The elegiac wail of bagpipes filled the air as a seemingly endless line of firefighters, impeccable in their navy blue uniforms and white caps, stood in formation along Merrick Road in front of St. Christopher’s Church.
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The black limousines and fire trucks slowly made their way from Fullerton Funeral Home as family, friends and colleagues of William R. St. George Sr. gathered to mourn and remember a man who was known not only as a brave firefighter, but a loving father and husband.

“He touched so many people’s lives,” said St. George’s daughter, Liz Vaught. “He was a great person and a great family man.”
Hundreds turned out on July 6 to honor St. George – a commissioner, former chief and 30-year member of the Baldwin Fire Department, a member of the New York City Fire Department and an instructor at the Nassau County Fire Service Academy – who died of cancer on July 1. He was 51….

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