Houston Fire Fighter
George Walter Radcliffe, 77, passed away Saturday, November 15, 2003. A native Houstonian, Mr. Radcliffe was born November 23, 1925 to Mary and George Edward Radcliffe. After serving his country with the U.S. Marine Corps during W.W. II Mr. Radcliffe spent four years with the U.S. Coast Guard. He later retired from the Houston Fire Department after 21 years. George was preceded in death by two children, Baby Radcliffe and George Edward Radcliffe and two brothers, Raymond and Charlie Radcliffe. He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Shirley Merton Radcliffe; daughter, Cheryl Lyn Radcliffe; son, Gary Lee Radcliffe; sisters, Mary Hubbard and Elizabeth Abshire; grandchildren, Kimberley, Tori, and Ryan Radcliffe. Many nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and friends also survive him. Visitation will be 1:00 to 9:00 PM Tuesday, November 18, 2003 at Brookside Funeral Home Cypress Creek where funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, November 19, 2003 in the Chapel. Interment will follow in Fairbanks Cemetery.
William S. Radtke, retired Sr. Captain, City of Houston Fire Department died September 18, 2006. He was born February 3, 1920 in Cameron, Texas. He was a resident of Houston since 1952. He was a member of Lazybrook Baptist Church and Reagan Masonic Lodge #1037. He served on Tankers, WW II, and L.S.T.'s in Korean War, Past Post Commander V.F.W. Post 4458, Caldwell ,Texas. He was preceded in death by son, Bill Jr., wife, Marie and wife, Billie. Survivors include daughters, Kathleen Mae Radtke and Mary Christine Radtke Ross and her husband David; step son, Milton Holecek and wife Jennifer; grandchildren, Nathan Lightfoot, Grantham Ross, James Ross and Jessica Holecek along with others relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, September 21 in the Chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior to service. Interment to follow in Woodlawn Garden of Memories. Listing on Findagrave.com
|Kyle Quincy Raney, born January 16, 1953, passed away on April 16, 2009 after a fight with cancer. He is survived by his three sons, Matthew, Nathan and John Raney, John's mother Ann Moore, brother Byron Raney, sister Tammie Murphy, and countless friends and colleagues he considered his extended family. Kyle was a retired District Chief and served with the Houston Fire Department from April 5, 1973 until ending his career in District 8 on the A shift on September 25, 2008. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday April 22 2009, at the Firefighters Pension Hall, 4225 Interwood North Parkway, Houston, Texas 77032, 281-372 -5100. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to The Last Alarm Club, 1907 Freeman, Houston, Texas 77009. www.lastalarmclub.org Listing on Findagrave.com|
Richard Rao, passed from this earth on Friday, May 16, 2003 following a
courageous battle with cancer. Rocco was born June 17, 1942 in Houston, Texas to
Samuel and Camille Rao. He proudly served his country in the Vietnam War. On
November 1, 1971 he joined the Houston Fire Department and retired following 30
years of service on December 18, 2001. He was a Lifetime member of the Houston
Livestock Show & Rodeo and was a volunteer with the Corral Club. He is preceded
in death by his father Samuel Rao and daughter Denise Rao. Rocco is survived by
his loving wife Sharon Rao-Stiewert, his mother Camille "Moose" Rao, his
daughters Lisa Rao and husband Rocco Scavone and their children Rocco, Jr and
Vincent Scavone, Danette Rao, Theresa Rao and her children Madison and Triston
Lyons, step-daughter Valerie and her husband Roy Amonette, his brother Joseph
Rao and his wife Toni, niece Samantha Rao and her fiance Jim Young. His is also
survived by his mother-in-law Evelyn Smith, brother-in-law Gary Smith and wife
B.J. and their sons Tyler and Chase Smith, sister-in-law Linda Kubricht and her
sons Thomas, Jonathan, and David Kubricht. Rocco was blessed with many loving
friends as well as his "brothers" from the Houston Fire Department. Rocco's
comical wit and giving nature will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved
him. We understand that this world has lost a truly unique individual. Rocco's
last few months were made more bearable by his close friends Donna Kay and Gary,
Richard and Elaine, Steve and Sharon, Caren, Mike and Diana, Wally and Lana,
Lisa and Eric, LeAnn and Bob, Craig and George and the many others who came by
to hold his hand, share a laugh, and show their love during his most trying
times. On Monday, May 19, 2003 the Rosary will be recited by the Charity Givers
of St. Joseph at 3:00 P.M. in the chapel of Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home.
At 7:30 P.M. a Vigil will be held for Rocco with Rev. Charles Samperi
officiating. The funeral liturgy will be on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at St. Cyril
of Alexandria Catholic Church, 10503 Westheimer at the Sam Houston Tollway, at
12:00 Noon with Rev. Charles Samperi, celebrant. The Rite of Committal will
follow at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Gary
Kramer, Steve Levell, Richard Martinez, Eric Olsen, George Ross, and Craig
LeTulle. Serving as honorary pallbearer will be Richard "Wally" Hane. The family
would like to thank all of Rocco's friends and loved ones for their help and
many prayers during his difficult time. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be
made to the Last Alarm Club through the Houston Fire Department of the 100 Club
of Houston through the Houston Police Department.
Published in Houston Chronicle from May 18 to
May 19, 2003
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Although it seems like yesterday, an entire year has passed since you had to leave. Your compassion, love of life and sense of humor will continue to live on in each of our hearts. Rocco, we miss you every day and just wish we could hear that laugh of yours again. Love always, Sharon, Moosie, Lisa, Danette, Theresa, Valerie, Joe, Toni, Samantha, Little Rocco, Vince, Madison, Triston, Skylar, your yet unborn grandson and your many friends
I am not afraid of the future for I have seen
yesterday and I love today!
Joey Sheldon Reed Sr., 52, expired (Saturday) April 12, 2008. Joey was Captain of the Football Team, V.P. of Student Council, National Honor Society, Who's Who 1974 and Top Graduating Male, all while attending Evan E. Worthing Sr. High. He received the Jesse Jones Scholarship, was a Worthing High Scholar, and a graduate of E.E. Worthing Sr. High Class of 1974. He attended Texas Southern University and later became a Fire Fighter with the Houston Fire Department for 13 years. He was loved by all that knew him and will be remembered as our "HERO" He is survived by his mother, Verdell Reed; wife, Prenise "Peaches" Reed; 3 sons, Joey, Jared and Varian; 4 brothers, and a host of family and friends. Visitation (Monday) April 21, 2008 from 9-10:55 a.m., Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m., both services will be held at Paradise Missionary Baptist Church, 3605 Tangerine, Rev. Johnny Kelly, officiating. Interment Houston Memorial Gardens.
Brian Ellis Rhone Houston Firefighter and loving father of daughter Hunter, died tragically
in a motorcycle accident on Memorial Day, May 25, 2009. Brian was born on in Houston and graduated from Tomball High School in
1980. Brian's main focus and primary consideration was his daughter,
"Daddy's Little Girl". He provided her with a country home where she could
have a horse, dogs, and an FFA show animal. They were a devoted
father/daughter pair. A firefighter for 13 years and an avid outdoorsman,
Brian loved dove hunting and working on the family farm in Crockett. He
was a man of action, seldom idle, who believed in hard work, doing a good
job, and solving problems for others. Brian was preceded in death by his
father Jimmy Rhone. He is survived by his mother Betty Rhone, daughter
Hunter and her mother Theresa Rhone Spell, sisters Rhonda Ortmayer (Dave)
and Donna Ritter (Chris), niece Brooke Nichols, nephew Patrick Nichols,
aunts Patsy Rhone and Gay Simi, uncle Joe Rhone, several cousins, a host
of friends, his firefighter family, and the Crews family and friends of
Energy Quest. Visitation at Klein Funeral Home, Tomball, Thursday from 6-8
P.M. Services: Tomball United Methodist Church Friday 3 P.M. Burial: Klein
Memorial Park Cemetery S.H. 249 N. Memorials: Houston Texas Firefighter
Federal Credit Union (cannot be called in, must be mailed) 4200 Kolb
Street, Houston, Texas 77007 Memorial Benefit: Hunter Rhone.
Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/28/2009
Kenneth Lee Richards Sr., 58, passed away on Sunday, December 21, 2003 in Houston. Kenneth was known as a "Firefighter's, Firefighter" and retired after 33 years of loyal service. He is survived by wife, Mary Ann Richards; mother, Era Richards; sons, Kenneth Lee Richards, Jr. and wife Cathy, Brian Keith Richards and wife Michelle; daughters, Cynthia Ann Crosby and husband James, Julie Lynette Silby and husband Joe Michael; grandchildren, Valerie Michelle Richards, Johnathan Ryan Silby, Elisabeth Avery Silby, Hannah Bailey Silby, Kendall Paige Crosby; sisters, Melva Hunter and husband Al, Carolyn Higginbotham; numerous nieces, nephews, other loving family members and many friends. Visitation will be 5:00 to 9:00 PM, on Monday, December 21, 2003 at Brookside Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be conducted at 10:00 AM on Tuesday at Forest Cove Baptist Church, 22770 Hwy 59 North, Kingwood, Texas 77339 with Rev. Gary Ladd and Rev. Fred Dallas officiating. Interment will follow in Brookside Memorial Park.
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James Donald "J.D." Robinson
born in Humble, TX on August 4, 1918, and passed away
April 8, 2009 in Alvin, TX. He was preceded in death by his father and mother,
James Wiley and Nellie Robinson. J.D. is survived by his wife of 70 years, Cleo
Mae Robinson; daughter Pat McClendon and husband Tommy of Del Rio, TX, son Wayne
Robinson and wife Judy of Friendswood, TX. He is the proud grandfather of
Brandon Bradley and wife Kris of El Canjon, Ca, Jim Wayne Robinson of Pearland,
TX, Chris Robinson and wife Kristi of Friendswood, TX, Jeffrey Robinson and
fiancé Kimber Welch of Spring, TX, Danny McClendon and wife Tricia of Hutto, TX,
his only granddaughter, Kerri McClendon of San Antonio, TX, and 8 great
grandchildren. Also survived by one sister, Opal Williams of Pearland, TX, 2
brothers-in-law and several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
J.D. grew up in the Houston area, attending school and working at an early age
in the oil fields alongside his dad. He went to work for the Houston Fire
Department in 1940 and retired after 30 years of service as a Fire Prevention
Inspector. After retirement he moved to Roans Prairie, TX and ranched and sold
real-estate. He loved those 80 acres, but in 1984 he sold his property and moved
to Granite Shoals, TX on Lake LBJ. In 1999, he moved again to Alvin, TX to be
near family. J.D., a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great
grandfather, was a wonderful neighbor and friend. He cherished his long time
friendships, loved people and they loved him, while he gathered friends for 90
years. J.D. was a master builder, having built several homes and over 21
grandfather clocks. He always had a plan. He was a member of South Park Baptist
Church of Alvin, TX. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm till 8:00 pm, Thursday,
April 9, 2009 at Brookside Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at
10:00 am Friday, April 10, 2009 at Brookside Funeral Home Chapel with interment
to follow in Brookside Memorial Park. Officiating will be Dr. Bruce Petterson
and Pastor Jerald Brown. In lieu of flowers, family request donations be made to
Bedias Baptist Church, P.O. Box 176, Bedias, TX 77831 or South Park Baptist
Church 1718 S. Johnson, Alvin, TX 77511.
Jay Robinson, born March 20, 1955 in Houston, passed away Wednesday,
October 5, 2005 in Friendswood, Texas. Jay
joined the Houston Fire Department in 1974 and was Captain of Station
70. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Esmeralda Robinson; his two
sons, Michael and Jason Robinson; parents Jack and Billie Robinson; and
brothers Rodney and Barry Robinson. The family will receive friends
Sunday, October 9th, from 5:00-8:00pm, and the Funeral Service will be
held Monday, October 10th, at 10:00am, both held at Niday Funeral Home.
Interment will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery.
Wilbur A. Robson, 71, born September
25, 1933 in Houston, Texas to Hampton and Loreina Robson, passed away
Saturday, September 10, 2005 in Houston, Texas. Mr. Robson is survived
by his loving wife of 51 years, Elizabeth; children, Michael and Carol
Robson, Lorene and Greg Kubeczka, Samuel Robson and fiancé Amanda Cox,
Sheila Hartigen and fiancé David, Donald and Lea Robson, Karen and Jeff
Dion, Josephine and James Sirman; grandchildren, Skyler, Sebastian,
Catherine, Joseph, Vincent, Christy , Courtney, Mary, Curtis, Jeffrey,
Laken, Dustin, Taylor, Cody, Matthew, Keenan, Jordan, and Tyler;
great-grandchildren, Christopher and Hailey; brother Jeff Robson.
Visitation will be 1:00 p.m. - 8p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m.,
Wednesday, September 14, 2005 at Earthman Resthaven Chapel, 13102 North
Freeway, Houston, Texas. Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday,
September 15 , 2005 at Earthman Resthaven Chapel. Interment will follow
at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be
Curtis Lewandowski, Joseph Kubeczka, Vincent Kubeczka, Joseph Orlando,
Bennie Raska, and James David Oliver.
L. Ross, 78, passed away February 5,
proudly served with the City of Houston
Fire Department for 20 years and retired
as a district chief. He was a veteran of
The U.S. Army Air Corps and and avid
golfer. He was a friend of Bill W. for
over 17 years. Preceded in death by a
daughter, Margie Richardson, his
parents, George Washington Ross and
Susie Ross Sumney and brothers, Harold
Ross, Sr., Billy Ross and Jim Ross; he
is survived by his wife of 32 years,
Winnie Ross; children, Terry Donaldson,
Alan Horton and wife, Margo, Joe Horton
and wife, Sherri; grandchildren, Shaun
Cummins, Margo Tolbert and husband,
Aaron, Jonathan Horton, Crystal Horton,
Kimberly Horton, Letha Horton and Alan
Horton; sisters, Joy Bean and husband,
Allen, Ruth Cones and Shirley Shaw;
brother, Hartsel Ross and wife, Juanita;
aunt, Juanita Martin and a host of other
loving relatives and friends. Funeral
Services and Houston Fire Department
Honors: 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 8,
2006 in the Main Chapel of Forest Park
Lawndale, Rev. James Palmer officiating.
Interment: Forest Park Lawndale.
Captain James Thomas Rowell, We celebrate the life of retired fire
Captain James Thomas Rowell, our beloved husband, father, grandfather,
great grandfather, and friend. He was born on June 28, 1927, and went to
be with our Lord on January 3, 2006. Captain Rowell spent 20 years atStation # 1 in downtown Houston serving his city. Funeral services
will be held on Friday January 6, 2006 at Addison Smith Funeral Home.
Ronnie Rucker Sr. was born on November 11, 1948 and Died December 4, 2005 in Houston. He was preceded in death by his parent, Bud and Betty Rucker, and is survived by 2 sons, Ronny Rucker Jr. and wife Kayla, Randy Rucker, and one daughter, Reagan Rucker. Memorial services will be 2:00 pm, Thursday, December 8, 2005 at the grace baptist Church in Tomball, Texas.
RAYMOND EDWARD RUSK, born February 7, 1919 passed away December 7, 2007.
Preceded in death by his sons: Raymond, Charles, and Kenneth Rusk. He will be
greatly missed by his wife of 67 years: Berta Rusk, son: David Rusk and wife
Roselee, four Grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, brother: Archie Rusk.
Raymond served his country in the Navy and served in the City of Houston Fire
Department. He was a loyal husband, father and grandfather. Visitation will be
from 5:00 pm till 8:00 pm Tuesday, December 11th at Brookside Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted at Brookside Funeral Home Chapel with
interment to follow in Brookside Memorial Park.
Harold Paul Richardson, age 84, of China Spring passed away Nov. 16, 2012, at
his residence. Graveside services will be 11 A.M. Tuesday at the China Spring
Cemetery under the direction of Foss Funeral Home. Visitation will be will be 5
to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Captain EMT Matthew Rena Renaud, 35 of Houston, Texas passed away Friday, May
31, 2013. He was born in Houston, Texas on July 2, 1977 to Xavier David Renaud
and Barbara Rocha Perez. Matthew graduated from North Shore High School in 1996
and continued his education at San Jacinto College where he received an
associate's degree in fire science.
Matthew loved the Houston Fire Department and loved being a fireman. He was assigned to numerous stations during his career but always called Station 51 his home. He was promoted quickly through the ranks of the fire department, recently landing him near the top of the Sr. Captain Exam List. Matthew was a consummate professional and was highly respected among his peers.
He had a passion for all Houston Sports with the Astros being his first love. Matthew loved his family and friends. He was always there for them. He especially loved spoiling his nephew, Luke. Matthew enjoyed life to its fullest. He loved to travel, attend sporting events and his dog, Hoagie.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Marcos Rocha, Zenaida Rocha, Andres Renaud; uncles, Marcos Rocha, Jr., Nick Rocha, and Gary Renaud. He is survived by his father, Xavier Renaud and wife, Micdalia; mother, Barbara Perez; brother, David Renaud and wife, Courtney; nephew, Luke; and numerous extended family members and friends.
The funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 10:30am at Grace Community Church, 14505 Gulf Freeway Houston, Texas 77034. An escorted procession following service to Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.
EMT Matthew Rena Renaud, 35 of Houston, Texas passed away Friday, May 31, 2013.
He was born in Houston, Texas on July 2, 1977 to Xavier David Renaud and Barbara
Rocha Perez. Matthew graduated from North Shore High School in 1996 and
continued his education at San Jacinto College where he received an associate's
degree in fire science.
Rogers, 80, passed away on June 3, 2014 of a heart attack while on a deep sea
fishing trip. He was born January 31, 1934 to William and Ellen Rogers of Lock