Walter R. ‘Squire’ Minich

Walter R. 'Squire' Minich

Walter Minich died January 31‚ 2005‚ when he suffered a heart attack while preparing to respond to an emergency medical call.

A 48-year veteran‚ he served in many roles with the company over the years‚ including assistant chief‚ vice president‚ and director. He was a devoted driver who missed few calls up to the time of his death. Walter was the chairman of the department’s bingo committee and ran the French fry stand for all the fundraising events.

During his lifetime of service‚ he received many awards‚ both from the fire company and for other community service. He was also a member of the New Bloomfield Fire Company‚ the Union of Carlisle Fire Company‚ and the Perry County‚ Cumberland County‚ and Cumberland Valley Firemen’s Associations.

Walter was a professional truck driver who retired from A.B.F. Trucking in Carlisle after 30 years of service. He served in the U.S. Army from 1964 to 1966 as a Houtzer gunner.

He was a member of Shermans Dale United Methodist Church‚ Teamsters Local 776‚ and the White Circle Club in Carlisle. He loved hunting‚ NASCAR‚ the fire station‚ and especially his family.

He was survived by his wife of 37 years‚ Barbara J. Minich; a son‚ Gregory‚ and his wife‚ Tina; a daughter‚ Angie Minich‚ and her companion‚ Matthew Boyce; and a granddaughter‚ Andee Marie Boyce.