A fire department captain who died while battling a Newark Valley fire has been honored by being inducted to the Owego-Apalachin School District Wall of Fame.

Matthew Porcari was 34 at the time of his death in January. He was a 1997 graduate of Owego Free Academy.

Porcari's name was added to the Wall of Fame at the high school in a ceremony held Wednesday evening.

1961 OFA graduate George Truesdail also was honored at the induction event.