The National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weeeknd Will honor 226 Firefighters
May 4-5, 2024
Search
Close this search box.
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Commissioner
Age: 64
Year of Death: 2023

Edward Steines

Commissioner Edward “Ed” Steines served with the West Milford Fire Department for 45 years. He held the rank of chief of Company 3 for 13 of those years. In 2000, he was elected the department’s fire commissioner “801” and held that position until the day he passed. Additionally, Commissioner Steines was the municipal OEM coordinator for the township of West Milford for 12 years, a member of the West Milford First Aid Squad for 12 years, and was employed by the township DPW for 38 years, serving as the DPW director for the last seven years.

Ed was a mentor to all who worked with him and an even better friend. He loved being of service to others and was always there whenever anyone needed help. It was his true passion. Outside his service, he enjoyed being outdoors and painting and was a spirited Philadelphia Eagles fan.

He is survived by his wife, Michelle; his daughters, Kristi Steines-Curatolo (husband Michael), Rachel Steines (fiancé Michael Canzoneri), and Taylor Steines; Michelle’s daughter, Brittany; and his adored grandchildren, Ethan Yarger, Justin Curatolo, and Hunter Canzoneri.

Ed passed away at his home on August 16, 2023, following a response to a fire incident. He will always be remembered for his lifelong dedication to serving his community and being the “go-to” guy for so many. His family will always love and miss him and will forever cherish their memories of him.

Memorial Posts

Previous
Next
Previous
Next
Previous
Next
Previous
Next

Memorial Wall

  • (will not be published)

Memorial Wall

  1. There are no memorial wall messages for this firefighter.