Roll of Honor

William Cababat Jr.

William Cababat Jr.

  • Lieutenant
  • Seattle Fire Department
  • Washington
  • Age: 55
  • Year of Death: 2021

Seattle Fire Lieutenant William “Willy” Cababat Jr. was 55 years old when he died at home on September 1, 2021, after a 3 ½ year battle with occupational related cancer. Willy was surrounded in love by his wife, Carrie, and his children, Kalai, Jaynani, Inoa, and Keilana, when he left this earth to be with Jesus. Willy is also survived by his son, Kalena, and daughter, Ashley.

Willy worked for the Seattle Fire Department for over 31 years. He loved his job, the people he worked with, and the citizens he served. Willy always felt that it was his honor to help others who were potentially having their worst day. He not only diligently worked at his own station but was always ready and willing to help at other stations, do extra training, and work special events. Willy’s favorite moments in the department were spent around the “beanery” table with his on-shift family, talking and sharing a meal. He always said that he learned more there than anywhere else.

Willy’s commitment to his fire family went beyond his job responsibilities. He made it his purpose to be the best leader he could, a friend ready to listen, and an example to those he served beside. His son, Kalai, has followed in his father’s footsteps and serves the Seattle Fire Department as well.

As his family, we are proud of the work Willy dedicated himself to. In the time before his death, we were grateful for the moments that we had with him and watched in awe as he walked courageously to his death. Willy was a strong, dignified, and loving man. His continuous illustration of love, hard work, and passion for everything that he cared about will be his legacy through all those that knew him. We love him and miss him very much but have great comfort in knowing that we will be with him again.

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