Passing of FFD Brother Robert W. (Newt) Race

January 30, 2016 Events  No comments

12049471_1215806715111845_7623799100589099632_nIt is with regret and deep sadness that we report the passing of Frostburg Fire Department (FFD) Brother Robert W. (Newt) Race.

Bob first joined the FFD in 1966. He left the area for a brief time and upon his return to Frostburg he rejoined the FFD in 1971 and served with pride for 45 years holding just about every rank including Fire Chief. Bob was twice awarded the Firefighter of the Year award in 1981 and again in 2007. He also served as the Chairman of the Apparatus Committee for 20 years

Bob was also a Sr. Instructor with the Maryland Fire Rescue Institute (MFRI) for more than 25 years. Newt taught many of the current members not only firefighting tactics but certified us to become apparatus operators.

He will truly be missed.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his children Lori and John and their entire Race family.

Family and friends will be received at Durst Funeral Home, 57 Frost Avenue, Frostburg on Friday, February 5, 2016 from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm. The FFD will hold a memorial service at 7:30 pm.

Funeral services will be held at Durst Funeral Home on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 10:00 am and interment will follow at Frostburg Memorial Park to include a full fire apparatus procession.

Pallbearers will be Dayne Lancaster, Matt McMorran, Bill Price, Gary Tummino, Kip DeVault, Ron Dugan and Doug Hanson.


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