Honoring the life and heroic actions of Daniel S. DeWolf, renowned firefighter, devoted father and grandfather, and distinguished member of his community

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Assembly Resolution No. 856

BY: M. of A. Manktelow

HONORING the life and heroic actions of Daniel S.
DeWolf, renowned firefighter, devoted father and
grandfather, and distinguished member of his

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to convey its
grateful appreciation and heartfelt regret in recognition of the loss of
a courageous and hardworking firefighter who dedicated his purposeful
life and career in faithful service to both his family and the residents
of New York State; and

WHEREAS, It is with profound sadness that this Legislative Body
records the tragic and untimely passing of Firefighter Daniel S. DeWolf,
who died in the line of duty on Sunday, January 21, 2024, at the age of
52; and

WHEREAS, A 32-year veteran of the Fairville Fire Department, past
Chief Daniel S. DeWolf served with dedication, loyalty, and compassion,
truly devoting his life and career to helping others; and

WHEREAS, Daniel S. DeWolf was born on May 10, 1971, in Newark, New
York, to Edward and Betty (Fisher) DeWolf; and

WHEREAS, A devoted and lifelong local resident, Daniel S. DeWolf
attended Newark High School, during which time he honed his skilled
trade in welding and fabricating at BOCES before graduating in 1989; and

WHEREAS, Throughout his illustrious career, Daniel S. DeWolf served
as a dedicated welder and fabricator, most recently showcasing his
excellence at Halstead Machine, however, it was his selflessness and
humble nature that truly defined him; and

WHEREAS, Daniel S. DeWolf was a silent force for good, consistently
helping others without seeking recognition; he demonstrated this
generous spirit as a 32-year member of the Fairville Fire Department,
where his contributions were immeasurable, earning him the prestigious
Fireman of the Year Award multiple times; he tirelessly undertook
various tasks for the department during his long and impactful tenure;

WHEREAS, A man of indomitable faith and dedication, Daniel S. DeWolf
was an active member of the Newark Assembly of God; his devotion to his
church truly reflected his solid values and principles; and

WHEREAS, Furthermore, in his spare time, Dan found joy in riding his
motorcycle and pursuing his passion for hunting; and

WHEREAS, While he was passionate about many things, above all his
greatest passion was spending time with his cherished family, especially
his beloved granddaughter who will forever hold a special place in his
heart; and

WHEREAS, Daniel S. DeWolf is survived by his son, Chet DeWolf;
granddaughter, Addyson DeWolf; mother, Betty DeWolf; siblings, Edward
Jr. (Renee) DeWolf and Greg (Tammy) DeWolf; and a sister-in-law, Carol
Austin; as well as nieces and nephews, Allison, Mitchell (Alissa),
McKenzie, Aliza, Christina, Rebecca, Jeffrey, and Aleisha; and many
friends; he was predeceased by his father, Edward Sr.; and a brother,
Jeffrey Austin; and

WHEREAS, Daniel S. DeWolf's infinite selflessness and benevolence
will shine on through his family's vivid and happy memories; his life of
service and strength will forever serve as a beacon of love, light and
hope to the countless lives he touched; and

WHEREAS, Armed with a humanistic spirit and imbued with a sense of
compassion, Daniel S. DeWolf leaves behind a legacy which will long
endure the passage of time and will remain as a comforting memory to all
who were privileged to have known and loved such an amazing man; he will
be deeply missed and truly merits the grateful tribute of this
Legislative Body; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor the life and heroic actions of Daniel S. DeWolf, and to express
its deepest condolences to his family; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to the family of Daniel S. DeWolf.


  • 12 / Feb / 2024
  • 13 / Feb / 2024

Resolution Details

Law Section:
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