All Gave Some, Some Gave All

Dedicated with gratitude to the men and women of the Santa Clara Firefighters who have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. With this memorial, we preserve and honor their memory, and the sacrifices of the families who have given our city these heroes. We also honor all other members of L1171 from yesterday, today and tomorrow for their service in protecting the citizens of Santa Clara.

In the Line of Duty

Dave Euerle

Dave was born in Plattsburgh, New York on August 19, 1963. He attended Springfield College, in Springfield, Massachusetts, graduating in 1995. He became a paramedic in 1992, and then a firefighter/ paramedic in 1995, and served in the City of Santa Clara for 10 years, promoting to Driver/Engineer in 2001. Dave was awarded a Lifesaving Award and the Optimist Club's Firefighter of the Year award in 2005. Dave also was an instructor of fire science at Mission College.

Dave fought a long, hard and courageous battle and was an inspiration for us as he stood firm against the suffering he endured. He never backed down or complained. Dave passed away on July 22, 2006, after a 20 month battle with stage 4 melanoma with metastasis to the brain. Dave was the devoted husband of Tricia Euerle, and the loving father of Sophie, Sammy, Gracie, and Isabella.

All of Dave’s children have since received the California Fire Foundation’s Daniel A. Terry Scholarship for fallen firefighters’ children.

A family remembered: Tricia Eurele (center), wife of fallen Santa Clara Firefighter David Eurele, flanked by their four children - from right, Grace, Sam, Isabella and Sophia. Grace, Sam and Isabella are recipients of Daniel A. Terry Scholarships.

Lance Michaelis

Lance passed away at home with his beloved wife Jill, and sons, Max and Brian at his side, on December 23, 2006, just shy of his 50th birthday. He had been heroically fighting cancer for two years Lance was born on April 9, 1957 in Oakland, California.

Lance attended Santa Clara High School where he distinguished himself as a member of the 1975 number one ranked swimming team in the nation. He also attended UCLA and was awarded All America swimming honors during his freshman year. He spent his last two years of college at the University of Arizona and was a member of that swimming team.

After college Lance became a Santa Clara Firefighter where he proudly served for 26 years until his death. Lance's love of water continued as he, members of his fire department, as well as Max and Brian could be found throwing their surf boards in their truck and heading for Santa Cruz to ride the waves. He loved the ocean and passed on this passion of surfing to his boys who have become avid surfers.


Both Dave and Lance are honored on the California Fallen Firefighters Memorial Wall in Sacramento and the International Association’s Fallen Firefighter wall in Colorado Springs.
California Fire Foundation –
Firefighter’s Memorial
IAFF Firefighter Memorial
In Memoriam
This section is dedicated to all former IAFF Local 1171 members who have passed. We Thank you for your service and growth of IAFF Local 1171.

ROBERT AMARAL

Hired & Release Date:
10/1/54 • 8/10/76
Deceased: 3/2/12

John Andrade

Hired & Release Date:
3/1/1949 • 8/31/71
Deceased: 5/3/87

Paul Andrade

Hired & Release Date:
4/13/81 • 7/9/82
Deceased: 6/8/05

Eric Barnett

Hired & Release Date:
9/1/65 • 12/1/88
Deceased: 8/1/1994

HARRY BAUERLE

Hired & Release Date:
8/16/58 • 11/1/84
Deceased: 12/1/10

Bob Baxter

Hired & Release Date:
5/8/72 • 5/31/1992
Deceased: 5/30/92

Robert Boeker

Hired & Release Date:
8/23/66 • 1/10/1992
Deceased: 10/2/20

STANLEY BOHME

Hired & Release Date:
11/22/58 • 11/11/75
Deceased: 10/30/2012

DELWIN BRAUN

Hired & Release Date:
12/1/1969 • 12/1/1991
Deceased: 1/6/2013

Don Campbell

Hired & Release Date:
10/1/59 • 10/14/82
Deceased: Jan-95

Harold Carlson

Hired & Release Date:
3/1/61 • 4/29/84
Deceased: May-1996

Bob Cole

Hired & Release Date:
1/26/1976 • 1/5/2002
Deceased: 6/20/2020

John Cornelious

Hired & Release Date:
1956 • 1968
Deceased: 11/19/2013

Roger Croteau

Hired & Release Date:
1/7/60 • 6/30/84
Deceased: 12/19/04

Ray DeFelice

Hired & Release Date:
7/21/1953 • 1/31/1979
Deceased: 11/28/1992

ALLEN “SKIP” DELLAMAGGIORE

Hired & Release Date:
7/14/79 • 12/1/1989
Deceased: 4/2/2020

JOHN DEMEREE

Hired & Release Date:
12/18/67 • 12/25/00
Deceased: 8/04/08

Richard Doberstein

Hired & Release Date:
10/18/62 • 9/13/81
Deceased: 2/10/03

Ron Egusa

Hired & Release Date:
11/18/74 • 5/8/2001
Deceased: 7/27/16

David Euerle

Hired & Release Date:
3/11/96 • 7/21/2006
Deceased: 7/22/06

Merrill Evans

Hired & Release Date:
8/28/61 • 4/28/72
Deceased: 11/30/72

Alexander Fanelli

Hired & Release Date:
7/2/53 • 5/3/85
Deceased: 6/27/2018

Richard Fanelli

Hired & Release Date:
5/1/56 • 6/29/75
Deceased: 11/2/1984

Jack Finger

Hired & Release Date:
6/19/51 • 11/22/75
Deceased: 8/31/84

Bill Flemming

Hired & Release Date:
3/1/61 • 12/13/1977
Deceased: 6/5/80

Emil Flossi

Hired & Release Date:
3/1/49 • 1970's
Deceased: 5/5/14

GERALD "JERRY" FRASER

Hired & Release Date:
1/12/65 • 4/30/82
Deceased: 3/22/08

Gary Garverick

Hired & Release Date:
10/12/71 • 3/4/89
Deceased: 7/25/1999

Leonard George

Hired & Release Date:
3/1/49 • 9/1/75
Deceased: 1/23/77

Bill Gianitasio

Hired & Release Date:
4/18/60 • 2/28/97
Deceased: 6/19/97

ROBERT GOULET

Hired & Release Date:
12/23/66 • 4/1/95
Deceased: 11/?/2007

DEAN GRIMES

Hired & Release Date:
6/26/51 • 1971
Deceased: 1/26/01

JAMES HALE

Hired & Release Date:
2/1/58 • 12/31/88
Deceased: 6/28/05

Chuck Hann

Hired & Release Date:
7/22/68 • 9/4/96
Deceased: 12/13/99

George Henderson

Hired & Release Date:
10/15/1956 •
Deceased: ?

CHARLIE JONES

Hired & Release Date:
12/20/76 • 1/6/05
Deceased: 4/27/08

Dave Jones

Hired & Release Date:
8/1/63 •
Deceased: 6/24/86

GALE KNIGHT

Hired & Release Date:
10/12/71 • 1/3/02
Deceased: 6/29/07

George Koop

Hired & Release Date:
3/1/1949 •
Deceased: ?

William Lea

Hired & Release Date:
8/14/65 •
Deceased: 2/3/74

JERRY LEDESMA

Hired & Release Date:
6/2/53 • 6/30/78
Deceased: 1/21/12

Robert Lema

Hired & Release Date:
10/17/1956 • 1/14/1983
Deceased: ?

Ray Lema

Hired & Release Date:
6/16/51 • 6/8/71
Deceased: ?

Charlie Lynch

Hired & Release Date:
6/4/1957 • 12/30/1984
Deceased: 11/15/2015

James "Jim" Martin

Hired & Release Date:
10/12/71 • 11/8/96
Deceased: 12/3/16

MARV MELLOWAY

Hired & Release Date:
3/1/61 • 3/3/86
Deceased: 10/24/07

Joe Menacho

Hired & Release Date:
8/16/58 • 8/26/83
Deceased: 12/4/02

Lance Michaelis

Hired & Release Date:
4/25/83 • 12/22/2006
Deceased: 12/23/06

James "Jimmy" Mills

Hired & Release Date:
3/21/1958 • 9/29/1982
Deceased: 3/0/02

Phil Morales

Hired & Release Date:
Deceased: ?

JOHN "JACK" NEALON

Hired & Release Date:
12/23/66 • 12/1/79
Deceased: 3/11/12

Richard Null

Hired & Release Date:
2/1/1958 • 8/22/1975
Deceased: 12/4/1985

Gus Oberthier

Hired & Release Date:
4/18/60 • 5/25/89
Deceased: 2/3/20

Charles Neville Owen

Hired & Release Date:
10/18/62 • 5/9/93
Deceased: 10/25/2017

GERALD PALMER

Hired & Release Date:
3/1/61 • 3/1/76
Deceased: 8/28/76

Herman Penner

Hired & Release Date:
8/14/56 • 5/5/80
Deceased: 3/1/01

John Perez

Hired & Release Date:
6/17/53 • 10/16/73
Deceased: ?

WILLIAM PURVIS

Hired & Release Date:
1/11/88 • 3/30/91
Deceased: 1/17/06

FRANK RAY

Hired & Release Date:
10/1/54 • 3/29/74
Deceased: 2/?/08

Manuel Rogers

Hired & Release Date:
Deceased: ?

Jess Rogers

Hired & Release Date:
3/1/49 •
Deceased: 12/29/74

Terry Rothwell

Hired & Release Date:
1/7/60 • 3/5/88
Deceased: 2018

Jack Rupert

Hired & Release Date:
3/1/1961 • 1971
Deceased: 1/27/2004

Joe Santos

Hired & Release Date:
9/1/65 • 6/14/86
Deceased: 10/30/19

KEN SISEMORE

Hired & Release Date:
4/1/71 • 12/18/82
Deceased: 6/1/09

Walter Sims

Hired & Release Date:
2/1/58 • 12/24/75
Deceased: 4/20/20

ROBERT SOLANO

Hired & Release Date:
7/14/75 • 5/3/97
Deceased: 10/12/05

James Solden

Hired & Release Date:
9/1/65 • 1/29/95
Deceased: 05/21/17

Evan Tallant

Hired & Release Date:
1/2/62 • 11/1/84
Deceased: 3/28/86

Frank Toledo

Hired & Release Date:
3/1/1949 • 4/1/1976
Deceased: ?

Robert Vaudrey

Hired & Release Date:
1/5/65 • 9/8/76
Deceased: 2012

DON VISCONTI

Hired & Release Date:
11/22/58 • 2/21/86
Deceased: 5/28/10

Warren Worsnop

Hired & Release Date:
3/1/61 • 6/16/1974
Deceased: 4/25/00

Joe Pena

Hired & Release Date:
10/1/54 • 11/30/1984
Deceased: 1/31/2016

George Victorine

Hired & Release Date:
12/1/1969 • 12/31/1994
Deceased: 12/7/2008

Gerald "Jerry" Young

Hired & Release Date:
10/23/1966 • 12/29/1991
Deceased: 8/9/1995

Melvin Zulliger

Hired & Release Date:
7/8/55 • 2/20/74
Deceased: 1/22/88
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