- Monroeville Volunteer Fire Company #3
- Year of Death: 1969
On June 28, 1969, Firefighter Edward Palenchak of the Monroeville Volunteer Fire Company #3, died during an explosion at a construction shed fire. Also killed in the explosion was Firefighter Vincent Mezevich. Mr. Palenchak was survived by his wife, Eleanor, two daughters and one son.
This firefighter line of duty fatality occurred before the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial was built in Emmitsburg, Maryland. While this firefighter has not been officially honored at the Memorial site, there are plans to do so when resources are available.
FF Palenchak: Rest in Peace. You have never been Forgotten. You are officially remembered for your dedication and ultimate sacrifice. You are a hero. I appreciate your service. I want to extend my deepest sympathy to your family. You’ve joined the ranks of incredible angels who are still servicing. Prayers.– Margo