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.
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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