FMBA 21 would like to congratulate Deputy Chief Brett Blake for his 30 years of service to the Clifton Fire Department.
Good luck in your retirement and future endeavors!
Retirement Audio Clip from Clifton Fire Department Radio
FMBA 21 would like to express condolences to the family of retired Firefighter Paul F. Passenti Jr.
Firefighter Paul F. Passenti Jr.
December 9, 1942 – June 26, 2023
Funeral Details for Paul F. Passenti Jr.:
Marrocco’s Funeral Home is located at 470 Colfax Avenue Clifton NJ 07013
Friday, June 30, 2023
1 to 3 PM
There will be a private cremation after the viewing service.
Thank you to all residents that stopped by our tent today; it was a pleasure meeting your families. Special thanks to our members who came to pull the tank today! We had a showing of over 30 members which made the 2023 Tank Pull a HUGE success for the Knights of Columbus. Today, we also remember our own fallen FMBA 21 Brother Daniel Meeks who passed away at a young age to health problems. He had a short time on this earth serving the USMC and Clifton Fire Department, but his character and service will not be forgotten. Thank you again for all your continued support.
FMBA 21 would like to express condolences to the family of retired Deputy Fire Chief Leonard Swan.
Deputy Chief Leonard Swan
August 27, 1943 – May 18, 2023
Funeral Details for Leonard Swan:
A private cremation already took place with the family. The memorial service information is as follows:
Shook Funeral Home is located at 639 Van Houten Ave Clifton NJ 07013
Friday, May 26, 2023
5 to 8 PM
Attention all members, the family is requesting an honor guard for the service.
Ret. Dep. Chief Leonard Swan, CFD, 79, of Clifton, passed away on May 18, 2023. Born in Passaic, he was a lifelong resident of Clifton. A parishioner of St. Paul’s RC Church, Leonard proudly served his country in the US Army, 1st Cavalry Division, during the Vietnam War.
Leonard joined the Clifton Fire Department in October 1968, he became Lieutenant in 1978, Captain in 1988, and Deputy Chief in November 1991, retiring in 2002 after 33 years of service, and had served as the Region III representative of the NJ Paid Fire Deputy Chiefs Association.
After retiring, Leonard was an Adjunct Professor at Passaic County Community College and a substitute teacher at Eastside High School and the Harp Academy, Paterson. Later, he worked as a Probation Officer for the Passaic County Probation Office, Paterson, for many years. Leonard was a member of the Clifton Elks Lodge #1569, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #510, FMBA # 21, and numerous civic organizations.
Beloved husband for over 50 years of Carol (Stramiello) Swan. Devoted father of Anthony T. Swan of Clifton. Dear brother of Robert, Albert, and William Swan.
Memorial Gathering Friday 5-8 PM at the Shook Funeral Home, 639 Van Houten Ave., Clifton.