VIDEO & PHOTOS: This morning, the Lakewood Fire Department said goodbye to their former Captain and Chief James R. DeLigny. DeLigny passed away this past Friday at the age of 79. His Funeral took place at the D’elia Funeral Home, after which the procession stopped at the James Street Fire station Reliance Hose # 4, of which he was Chief.
After a General Alarm a minute blast of the horns, the procession made its way to the Ocean County Memorial Park in Toms River for the burial.
rest in peace, our thoughts and prayers go out to his family,
take care Chief, Safe Trip Home
I think it would be nice and a fitting remembrance for the Chief if some of the firefighters can post some memories about his life. We all owe a debt of gratitude for the service these brave men and women provide. May he rest in peace.
R I P, Chief.
Like most things, the Fire Department is never appreciated until they are, G-d forbid, needed. Thank you, Lakewood’s Bravest
Remember when Chief DeLigny use to respond to calls in the red station wagon that was utilized as the Chiefs vehicle.
Rest in peace Jim, we will miss you at the meetings; a chair will be left open for you.
This is a man who gave blood, sweat and tears for our fire company, our department, our town and our country. He was active till the end, still there for his fellow firefighters as an exempt member long after many others have moved away or moved on. It was an honor to know a man with dedication such as his, something rare in this time we live in. A selflessness that I see in my fellow volunteer firefighters that I hope all men and women can attain.
Again rest in peace Jim, you are gone but will not be forgotten.
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