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Thursday, January 26, 2012

LODD: Arcadia Fire Captain II Andy Troncale

 It is with a heavy heart that the Arcadia Firefighters Association, Local 3440 announces the passing of Fire Captain II Andy Troncale.  After a valiant battle. 

Brother Troncale succumbed to the effects of job-related advanced stage colon cancer on January 23rd.  He was 52. 
Brother Troncale served the citizens of Arcadia with honor and distinction for nearly 30 years before retiring in 2009 after being diagnosed.
Brother Troncale loved the fire service.  He began his career as an explorer with the Los Angeles County Fire Department and also worked for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDF) prior to being hired by Arcadia Fire Department in 1979.  As a senior Captain, he embodied the finest qualities of a true firefighter.  He received several awards during his career, including the City of Arcadia Exceptional Service Award and Arcadia Fire Department Firefighter of the Year.
Brother Troncale will be remembered for his quick wit, his sharp memory, and charming personality.  He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Debbie, and their three sons, Clark (22), Chad (20), and Clint (16). 
Funeral Service
Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 30, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Angels Church; 370 Campus Drive; Arcadia, CA.  Internment will follow at Rose Hills Memorial Park; 3888 Workman Mill Road, Whittier, CA.
If you plan to attend or send representatives/apparatus from your department, please RSVP to Beth Stronger, Fire Administrative Specialist/PIO at 626.574.5112 or 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Andy Troncale Benevolent Fund: c/o Fire Family Foundation; 815 Colorado Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90041, or visit and click on "How to Donate"

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