A long-time area firefighter will be honored during a memorial service June 28 following his passing on June 22 at the Firefighters Association of the State of New York Volunteer Fireman’s Home.

79 year old Richard Casey had become a volunteer firefighter with Vestal Fire Company #2 from 1958 to 1963 after service in the National Guard.  He then joined the Endicott Fire Department and retired after 27 years.

He also volunteered for Meals on Wheels after retirement.

Memorial Services will be at the J.A. McCormack Sons Funeral Home at 11 a.m. June 28 with family receiving friends and a ceremony by the Firemen’s Honor Guard prior to the memorial service.

Donations in memory of Casey can be made to the Volunteer Fireman’s Home, 125 Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson New York, 12534.