Mary Alice Reporting –

A retired fire department chief passed away on June 5th at the age of 73.

Born in December 1950, in Dennison, James “Jim” Golec graduated from Claymont High School in 1968. He was employed at Gordon Printing, and during that time he was also a volunteer firefighter.

He focused on the first-responder career and was a firefighter from 1979 to 1981, before he became chief at the Uhrichsville Department in 1982. Golec retired in 2008 after serving over 28 years, says Chief Justin Edwards.

“He was involved in the fire service most of his life. He was a staple of our community here in Uhrichsville. I remember, even when I was young, and I inspired to be a fireman Chief Golec was one of those guys that I looked up to for advice, mentorship. He remained in touch with the department and was still here for us even after his retirement.”

Calling hours will be held this Saturday, from noon to 4pm, at the Uhrich-Hostettler English Funeral Home.

The obituary calls for memorial contributions to be made to the Uhrichsville Fire Department, 205 E. 2nd Street, Uhrichsville, Ohio 44683.

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